Jan. 17, 2018 | Gerald Vander Pyl
How Calgarians banded together to protect nature and create Nose Hill Park
In the early 1970s, the booming city of Calgary was expanding ever outward.
Developers looking for new areas to build communities cast their eyes upward in the northwest to Nose Hill, which dominated the area landscape.
Nose Hill was prime real estate, untouched by residential development, but it was also viewed by some Calgarians as an important remnant of the fast-vanishing prairie grassland ecosystem.