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The Alberta Environmental Network (AEN) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization comprised of groups throughout the province dedicated to helping preserve and protect Alberta's environment. The AEN's purpose is to facilitate the sharing of information & resources among member groups, and to assist them in taking common action. AEN also promotes awareness of environmental issues & activities with stakeholders & the general public. AEN facilitates member group meetings and the participation of member groups in meetings and consultation with government and/or industry. Check out Field Notes for the latest news, events & action alerts from the AEN & our member groups.

 

Mapping What Matters Report to the Community

Dec 3 2014 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Over the last four months we have been surveying the environmental nonprofit community (ENGO) in Alberta – over 160 different organizations – as part of our Mapping What Matters project. If you are a member of the ENGO community, or someone interested in the environmental sector in Alberta, we invite you to please join us on December 3 as we present the results of this project back to the community.
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Location

Fort Calgary
750 9 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB

Posted November 14, 2014 by AEN

Logging Threatens Caribou and Other Sensitive Species in Iconic Wilderness Park, Highlights Need for Willmore Management Plan

13 Nov 2014

Approved and proposed logging operations immediately outside the boundary of the Willmore Wilderness Provincial Park will place  unacceptable pressure on endangered and sensitive wildlife within the park. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) calls on the Alberta government to halt logging in endangered west central caribou ranges and implement a long overdue comprehensive management plan for Willmore. Read more »

Posted November 13, 2014 by AEN

Obed Mine Spill One Year Later: Groups Call for Charges to be Laid, Impacts Disclosed

12 Nov 2014

It has been a year since the Obed Mountain Coal Mine disaster. The mine was owned at the time by Sherritt International but has since been purchased by Westmoreland Coal Company. The breach of a containment pond spilled 670 million litres of toxic tailings into the Athabasca River and its tributaries. Five weeks later this plume of contaminated water had worked its way through the Peace Athabasca Delta and into the North West Territories. Read more »

Posted November 13, 2014 by AEN

Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) announces best-in-class project

12 Nov 2014

Calgary, Alberta (Nov 12, 2014)…

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) today announced a project that will provide the organization with the necessary tools and framework to become a best-in-class energy regulator.

Following a competitive bidding process, the AER selected the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Program on Regulation to undertake the best-in-class project.

The best-in-class project has three main objectives: Read more »

Posted November 13, 2014 by AEN

Wild Lands Advocate October 2014, Vol. 22, No. 4

The latest issue of the Wildlands Advocate is now available from the Alberta Wilderness Association website.

Features

  • 2014-10-00 Vol. 22 No. 4 Wild Lands Advocate Conserving the Greater Sage-grouse: Learning from Our American Cousins?
  • Laws and Landscape Planning: Canadian Examples for Woodland Caribou Management
  • Genuine Ecosystem-based Forestry: Impossible in Alberta?
  • How Great Was My Valley
  • Conservation Corner: New Research Identifies Breeding Grizzly Bear Habitat
  • Focus: Alberta's Species at Risk
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Posted November 7, 2014 by AEN

Jasper Environmental Association comments on the Maligne Implementation Strategy

The Jasper Environmental Association has posted their comments on Parks Canada's Draft Maligne Valley Implementation Strategy Discussion Paper: Read more »

Posted November 5, 2014 by AEN

Public Comment Period: Recovery Strategy for the Greater Short-horned Lizard in Canada

Initiative: 
Recovery Strategy for the Greater Short-horned Lizard (Phrynosoma hernandesi) in Canada
Deadline: 
29 Dec 2014 (All day)

From Environment Canada:

The Government of Canada is committed to working with interested parties to ensure that species at risk are protected. The Species at Risk Act supports this commitment by providing the public with an opportunity to comment on proposed recovery documents.

 

Environment Canada is inviting you to comment on the proposed Recovery Strategy for the Greater Short-horned Lizard (Phrynosoma hernandesi) in Canada.

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Posted November 5, 2014 by AEN

Return of Wolves to the Beaver Hills/Elk Island Area Should be Celebrated, Not Condemned

5 Nov 2014

EDMONTON – The presence of wolves in the Beaver Hills/Elk Island area just east of Edmonton is a cause for celebration, not condemnation, says the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society’s (CPAWS) Northern Alberta chapter. Read more »

Posted November 5, 2014 by AEN

Caribou Worse Off After 10 Years of Alberta Recovery Plan

3 Nov 2014

Ten years after Alberta’s 2004-2014 woodland caribou recovery plan began, habitat disturbance keeps increasing far past limits caribou can tolerate, and populations have significantly declined. Data compiled by Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) reveals that an area ⅔ the size of Nova Scotia (over 33,000 km2) has been auctioned for new oil and gas leases in ranges across Alberta since the plan started, with no meaningful surface disturbance limits. Read more »

Posted November 3, 2014 by AEN

CPAWS Week for the Wild

Oct 24 2014 (All day) - Oct 31 2014 (All day)

From the CPAWS website:

Canada is known for its abundance of wildlife, but right now there are critters that really need our help! Join us for WEEK for the WILD: Oct 24-31, 2014. CPAWS will be united coast-to-coast in rallying for increased awareness of species and risk, and the need to protect their threatened habitat. Please donate to help us protect their homes - Give today!

As part of this national campaign, CPAWS Northern Alberta and CPAWS Southern Alberta are each running a "one-week flash fundraiser for our Week for the Wild to help species at risk right here in our own backyard". CPAWS Northern Alberta is raising funds to help protect the woodland caribou, and CPAWS Southern Alberta is raising funds to help protect the grizzly bear. Follow the links to find out what CPAWS is doing to help protect these threatened species, and how you can take action to support their efforts.

Posted October 27, 2014 by AEN

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