Alberta Native Plant Council

News and Events

News and Events

Check out all of the dropdown menus featured here for upcoming workshops, courses, events of interest, and these environmental issues of concern.

Explore the Parks and Wildlife Ventures Program:
Established in 1988, the Parks and Wildlife Ventures Program was created to fulfil the objectives of the Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation in the belief that Alberta’s natural areas and parks are important and should strive to conserve wildlife habitat and water while providing low-impact recreational opportunities for the public.
See the attached map of these locations.


Data Update: June 2022 – Element Occurrence (EO) data updated
ACIMS has updated the Element Occurrence information to June 2022 in the Search Map and downloadable files.
The previous files are now outdated and should no longer be used for searches.
The new files must be downloaded. Downloading newest EO file(s) is a requirement of using ACIMS Data Request for searches.
Please check the ACIMS Website:
Please remember to reference ACIMS data used in figures, reports, etc.
Alberta Conservation Information Management System. 2022. Online data accessed (add date data accessed). Alberta Environment and Parks, Edmonton, Alberta. 


Alberta Native Plant Council Concern for Resources for Alberta Conservation Information Management System (ACIMS)

All provinces and territories have a Conservation Data Centre, similar to the Alberta Conservation Information Management System (ACIMS). But ACIMS staff consists of less than one full-time equivalent position, the second lowest staffing level in Canada, despite heavy land use pressures on the landscape.
ANPC relies heavily on ACIMS to inform their native plant conservation initiatives. ACIMS is critically understaffed, underfunded and unsustainable. Earlier this summer, the ANPC wrote a letter to the Minister of Environment and Parks recommending that five full time positions be resourced for ACIMS:

  • Three positions to fill vacant positions of Botanist, Ecological Communities Coordinator, and Invertebrate Zoologist, and
  • Two positions to perform additional data management to meet current needs

We need your support in affecting this change! Please let the Minister know that conservation of native plants in Alberta is important and that it relies heavily on the information and data available from ACIMS, which can only function properly when well staffed.

Please see the attached letters:
ANPC Letter to the Minister of Alberta Environment and Parks – click here
Alberta Environment and Parks REPLY – click here


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