Sunday, April 17, 2016

'The last one per cent': Famous southern Alberta ranch preserved for conservation

A historic southern Alberta ranch once owned by eccentric multimillionaire brothers will now be protected from future development.

The King Ranch, located along Highway 22 (the Cowboy Trail), has been added to the Waldron Conservation Project, the largest conservation easement in Canadian history.

Harrold King , left, and Maurice King were famous for the frugality of their ranching life. CALGARY HERALD

The land now protected extends to 14,058 hectares of ecologically important grasslands and is linked to other protected lands in the area, such as the 28,000-hectare Bob Creek Wildland Park (the Whaleback) and the 39,000-hectare Porcupine Hills Forest Reserve.


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