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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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area wildlife + plants

Garita Skipper
Oarisma garita

Habitat: The Garita Skipper prefers grasslands and is very common around the Peace River area.  It can be found in its butterfly stage mainly in June and July.

Description: Garita Skippers are brown with the leading edge of the front wings being orange.  Unlike other Skippers whose wings usually lay flat, the Garita Skippers hold their wings folded above their body or with the front...

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