The Beaver Hills has a rich conservation history and features some of the oldest protected areas in Canada. The local community has played a large role in the area’s conservation. Historically, agricultural economics kept this rich mosaic of magnificent forests, lakes, wetlands and grasslands intact.
Today, the Beaver Hills are being rapidly converted and modified for acreage development. The area is an incredible island of nature in a sea of modified land. It is globally significant to migratory waterfowl and shorebirds that require safe flyways. It is also home to large mammals, such as moose and deer, which need to travel large distances to find forage, especially in the winter