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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.

 

AEN Spring Meetings & AGM

Jun 13 2015 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Jun 14 2015 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

You are invited to attend the 2015 Alberta Environmental Network Spring Meetings. The election of the first new provincial government in over 40 years presents an opportunity to shift the environmental conversation. This gathering is a great opportunity for ENGOs to get together, connect, and collaborate on strengthening the environmental movement in Alberta. The Annual General Meeting of the Alberta Environmental Network Society will be held in conjunction with the Spring Meetings. Read more »

Location

Saorsa Business Centre at the Ritchie Mill
100 - 10171 Saskatchewan Drive
Edmonton, AB T6E 4R5

Posted June 3, 2015 by AEN

AEN Spring Meetings: Right to a Healthy Environment — Linda Duncan

Jun 13 2015 - 1:00pm

Speaker: Linda Duncan, MP Edmonton-Strathcona

In October 2014, Opposition MP Linda Duncan introduced "An Act to Establish a Canadian Environmental Bill of Rights” in Parliament. If enacted, the bill would legally enshrine environmental rights for Canadians and the duty of the federal government to take action to protect the environment. Read more »

Location

Saorsa Business Centre at the Ritchie Mill
100 - 10171 Saskatchewan Drive
Edmonton, AB

Posted June 8, 2015 by AEN

AEN Spring Meetings Workshop: The Courage to Rewrite the Future

Jun 13 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:15pm

Presenter: Kevin Gangel, Unstoppable Conversations

This interactive workshop will take you beyond your typical strategies for “getting by” and have you discover your paradigm of survival, at the organizational and personal level. The workshop will leave you able to rapidly see and change your hidden and automatic approach to innovation, collaboration, and leadership. It will leave you with a unique way to alter an otherwise predictable future.

This event is part of the 2015 AEN Spring Meetings. The public is welcome to attend, but please register online. Read more »

Location

Saorsa Business Centre at the Ritchie Mill
100 - 10171 Saskatchewan Drive
Edmonton, AB

Posted June 8, 2015 by AEN

Three new Alberta Wildlife Status Reports online

From the Alberta Conservation Association:

Three new Alberta Wildlife Status Reports are now available online: Status of the Canada Warbler in Alberta, Status of the Chestnut-collared Longspur in Alberta, and Status of the Brassy Minnow in Alberta.  You can view and download these reports from Alberta Conservation Association’s website, or Alberta Environment and Parks’ species at risk website.

Alberta Wildlife Status Reports are published and distributed by Alberta Conservation Association and Alberta Environment and Parks (until recently Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development). Status reports provide detailed and current information that is useful for managing wildlife populations and their habitats in Alberta.  As well, these reports are used by Alberta’s Endangered Species Conservation Committee for identifying species that may be formally designated as Endangered or Threatened under Alberta’s Wildlife Act.

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Posted June 4, 2015 by AEN

Endangered Sage-grouse numbers on the rise in Alberta and Saskatchewan

Federal emergency order helping endangered prairie bird populations recover

3 Jun 2015

CALGARY — Canada’s endangered Greater Sage-grouse populations are on the rebound and conservation groups are cautiously optimistic about the increased numbers. Credited with the increase are climatic factors and, as an outcome of the federal emergency protection order, increased attention to remedying this majestic bird's plight. Read more »

Posted June 3, 2015 by AEN

Seeking input on the Peregrine Falcon Management Plan

Initiative: 
Management Plan for the Peregrine Falcon
Deadline: 
28 Jul 2015 (All day)

From the Species at Risk Recovery Unit, Canadian Wildlife Service:

We are writing to let you know that Environment Canada has developed a proposed Management Plan for the Peregrine Falcon, a species listed as Special Concern under the federal Species at Risk Act.  

Read more »

Posted May 29, 2015 by AEN

Pembina reacts to Canada setting greenhouse gas emission targets

15 May 2015

CALGARY — Amin Asadollahi, oilsands director at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the Government of Canada’s announcement it intends to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030. Read more »

Posted May 15, 2015 by AEN

Environmental Enforcement Positions Good News for Headwaters

14 May 2015

Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) is greatly encouraged by today's announcement by the Alberta government that 23 new environmental enforcement positions are being established to patrol Alberta's Eastern Slopes and other backcountry areas. The hirings follow several years of sparse presence on the ground by officers and widespread damage to streams and river beds in Alberta's headwaters. Read more »

Posted May 15, 2015 by AEN

CPAWS Supports Government Announcement on Increased Enforcement on Public Lands

14 May 2015

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) – Southern Alberta chapter applauds today’s Government of Alberta announcement of increased enforcement on the eastern slopes. Read more »

Posted May 15, 2015 by AEN

ELC launches Our North Saskatchewan regional plan website

The Environmental Law Centre has launched a new website focusing on environmental planning in the North Saskatchewan Region. The ELC's Jason Unger posted that the site's purpose is to:

"foster dissemination of environmental information that is central to this planning"

and that the site will provide:

  • Links to environmental information (regarding water, air, land, biodiversity, and cumulative effects),
  • Background information on regional plans, and
  • Starts the discussion around risks and opportunities in the regional planning context
Read more »

Posted May 13, 2015 by AEN

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