Western Sky was created in the fall of 2005 at the request of Calgary region landowners and the general public who were concerned about the rate at which treasured Alberta landscapes were being lost. Forming an alliance with these landowners, and like-mind conservation organizations, private citizens, government and corporate partners, Western Sky began to conserve open space and natural areas in southern Alberta, particularly within the Calgary region. Our approach to conservation is adaptive and flexible. We work with landowners to tailor a conservation plan to specifically meet their needs. Besides the generous support from landowners and Western Sky’s volunteers, our organization is funded by donations, grants and in-kind contributions from individuals, corporations, government and other not-for-profits.