Alberta Native Plant Council

About Us

The ANPC’s Objectives and examples of how we achieve them are:    

1.To provide a provincial forum to promote knowledge and conservation of native plants and vegetation of Alberta:
ANPC Native Plant Pollinator Garden Challenge 
List of affiliates and sources of further information
2. To co-ordinate information and activities on native plants in Alberta:
Develop briefs or position papers for special projects
Run field trips and plant study groups
– Update lists of current research and conservation projects
3.To educate government, industry and individuals on native plants – their management and protection:
– Annual Workshop

– Webinars
– Plant Study Groups
– Fact Sheets and Guidelines
4. To encourage research on native plants:
– Small Grant Program

– Plant Study Groups
5. To develop conservation, restoration and monitoring actions for the preservation of natural habitats and plant communities:
– Support legislation that protects native plants
– Establish, preserve and manage protected areas through Stewardship
– Undertake projects jointly with other groups such as the Nature Conservancy of Canada and Devon
6. To develop guidelines and strategies for appropriate use of Alberta native plants:
– Produce information on the use of native plants in land reclamation and horticulture
– Develop and distribute collection, salvage and management guidelines
– List of native seed sources and suppliers for horticulture and reclamation  (excel sheet will download)

The ANPC Position Holders for 2023 are:

 Kristen, email:
Vice-president: Natalie, email:
Treasurer: Julie, email:
Secretary: Brenda, email:

Central Director:
 Kristyn, email:
Northeastern Director: Marsha, email:
Northwestern Director:
Southern Director: Jon, email:
Director-at-large: Kim, email:
Diana, email:

Newsletter:  Pat, email:
Kelly, email:
Website: email:
Social Media: Kristyn
Communications: Catrina, email:
2024 Workshop: vacant

Big Sagebrush (PNT):
 Anna and Wendy
Clyde Fen: Derek & Joelyn
Whitehorse Wildlands PP: Kristen
Nisku Prairie: Patsy

Please feel free to contact any of us at with the name of the person you would like to contact in the subject heading.

The Council has nine standing committees:

Education and Outreach
Promotes knowledge of Alberta’s native plants by educating individuals, industry, and government about native plants, disseminating information on native plants, and coordinating information and activities concerning Alberta’s native plants.
Chair: Andrea, email:
Rare Plants
Develops and implements effective practices relating to the research and understanding of rare native plants in Alberta and education about rare native plants in Alberta. Conducts life history studies; monitors populations; sets priority lists for rare plants; assists with populating the rare plant data bank, maintained by the Alberta Conservation Information Managment System (ACIMS).
Chair: Jane, email:
Reclamation and Horticulture
Compiles guidelines for defining and collecting native plants; produces lists of native seed and nursery stock suppliers; provides reclamation information to interested groups.
Chair: Jillian, email:
Identifies and addresses opportunities and concerns affecting the conservation of native plants in Alberta. Protects rare Alberta species and habitats by: directing public attention to pressing issues; assist in preparing COSEWIC status reports on rare, threatened or endangered species for national listing; gaining stewardship of natural areas; monitoring how habitats are affected by development.
Chair: Sarah, email:
Botany Alberta
Organizes the annual weekend field excursion and makes recommendations to the ANPC Board regarding where to hold the event and which activities to hold.
Chair: Vacant, email:
Coordinates ANPC communications.
Chair: Catrina,  email:
Administers the annual ANPC Small Grants Program and makes recommendations to the ANPC Board regarding which applications to support.
Chair: Kim, email:
Leadership Development
Succession planning and implementation.
Chair: Kristen, email:
Organizes and runs the annual ANPC workshop
Workshop: Vacant, email:


To view the ANPC By-laws, click here



Recipient of a 2010 Emerald Award! The ANPC was recognized for its efforts in promoting knowledge of Alberta’s native plants; conserving Alberta’s native plant species and their habitats; and preserving plant species and habitat for the enjoyment of present and future generations


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