From an early age Grant MacEwan developed a keen interest in the environment, and more specifically, preservation and conservation. In 1914, he wrote the words "entrusted to my care" in one of his daily journals; those words would resonate with him for decades until he used them as a title for his book on safeguarding Canada's resources. Publications like Entrusted To My Care and Watershed: Reflections on Water demonstrate the author's passionate concern for the environment. Environmental awareness and responsibility became just as much a part of MacEwan's life as his interest in agriculture.
This section will address a number of contentious issues like water conservation, resource management, and industrial development.