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M.D. of Foothills #31
The rural municipality that is home to the Cross Conservation Area located adjacent to and immediately south of the City of Calgary.

Greater Yellowstone Coalition
The Greater Yellowstone Coalition works to conserve and protect the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and the full range of its life. They have become leaders in conservation work and are promoters in defining and supporting the practice of ecosystem management working directly with communities to help shape a future that links a healthy environment and economic stability.

Smart Growth Network
The Smart Growth Network supports development that serves the economy, community and environment. Smart Growth creates communities in which people have increased choices and a higher quality of life.

Sprawl Watch Clearinghouse
Sprawl Watch Clearinghouse makes tools, techniques and strategies developed to manage growth accessible to everyone. They identify, collect, and share information on best land-use practices.


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Alfalfa Sulphurs
Colias eurytheme

Habitat:  The Alfalfa Sulphur can be found throughout southern and central Alberta from May to October.

Description:  Also known as the Orange Sulphur, the Alfalfa Sulphur looks very similar to other Sulphur butterflies but can be distinguished by three small dots on each of its underwings.  The tops of their wings however are orange.

Size:  35-40 mm


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