“Definition of a steward: person who undertakes the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to their care….”person who undertakes the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to their care….”
“Stewards of Alberta’s Protected Areas Association (SAPAA) is a non-profit society whose purpose is to support stewards of Alberta’s protected areas. The Society was formed in 2000 to assist stewards enrolled under the government’s Volunteer Stewards Program (1987) serving the Alberta government’s protected areas network (Provincial and Wildland Parks, Wilderness Areas, Ecological Reserves, Natural Areas and Provincial Recreation Areas). More recently the Society is inviting anyone interested in stewardship, formal or informal, of any of Alberta’s protected areas, nature reserves and conservation areas to join us in our mission. Through stewardship we aim to maintain or enhance the ecological integrity of protected areas, and to promote and communicate about them, for the benefit of present and future generations.“
Neon Lake at Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area (credit: Kristyn Mayner).