GFM Network News


How do you view hunting on your farm or ranch?

Conservation groups seeking view of rural landowners on allowing hunters on their property

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Alberta Conservation Association wants to find out the views of rural landowners when it comes to allowing hunters on their land. While hunters can and do cause problems for farmers and ranchers, many welcome them and the role they play in wildlife management, the association said in a release. “No matter what perspective you […] Read more

Grants preserve grasslands and wildlife habitats

Provincial funding funds conservation easements to protect 13,000 acres from development

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Alberta Land Trust Grant Program is giving more than $7 million to support 24 different projects that will conserve 13,000 acres of private land containing watersheds, grasslands and wildlife habitats. The grants will support projects by the Alberta Conservation Association, Ducks Unlimited Canada, the Legacy Land Trust Society, the Nature Conservancy of Canada, the […] Read more


Using your smartphone is now an option for reporting poaching or suspicious incidents.

You can now report poachers online

The 1-800 Report A Poacher hotline is the best option when immediate action is needed

Reading Time: 2 minutes You can now report suspicious hunting or fishing activity online. Until now, the only way to report poaching activity, dangerous wildlife or public land abuse was to phone the Report A Poacher hotline. There is now a Report A Poacher website to fill out a form and submit it online. The report goes to fish […] Read more

Preserving wildlife habitat on his Milk River ranch has been a win-win, says John Ross.

Fifteen years later, conservation program is an overnight sensation

Almost no one wanted to sign up for the wildlife habitat restoration 
project when it started, but now there’s a waiting list

Reading Time: 4 minutes John Ross was the first rancher to sign on to the MULTISAR (Multiple Species At Risk) program 15 years ago, when no one else wanted to sign up to the conservation initiative. Now, there’s a waiting list of ranchers signed up to make their grazing land more suitable for wildlife and native species. “We worked […] Read more


Megan Andrews holds an egg from one of four hens that she and her brother overwintered.

A great idea takes flight in Alberta

Reading Time: 3 minutes The following is a report from Logan and Megan Andrews of the South Slope 4-H Beef Club in Newell County on their experiences with last year’s 4-H pheasant project. Logan, 15, has just completed his seventh year in the club and has done market steer and heifer projects in addition to the pheasant project. Megan, […] Read more