Want to be part of a solution? The award-winning Miistakis Institute empowers landowners, governments and other interested organizations to find sustainable, lasting solutions to environmental problems. We tackle a wide range of issues by putting the right tools and information in the hands of the right people.
Why We Exist
When it comes to solving a complex array of conservation issues, Albertans have a lot of questions. For example, what is the financial impact of wildlife on beef producers? What tools do municipalities need to effectively adapt to the impacts of climate change? Should we reintroduce beavers in some areas to increase watershed resiliency in Alberta? How do you stop animals from dying on highways and simultaneously increase highway safety for people?
Whether it’s by conducting and effectively communicating robust science and research, or through community engagement and strategic planning, Miistakiis has a long history of getting individuals and organizations what they need to make real progress on habitat and wildlife conservation issues. Our work aims to inform decision-making, ultimately putting conservation in the hands of the people.
What People Are Saying
"Miistakis is routinely viewed as an ‘honest broker’ of information and advice."
— Lorne Fitch, P. Biol., Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Environmental Des
"Miistakis is highly regarded in the community and respected for the unique and diverse array of skills and tools they offer. They are often a go-to organization for philanthropic foundations looking for expert opinions on the environment and for help as a high-performing research organization."
— Pat Letizia, Executive Director of Alberta Ecotrust