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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.

 

Call for Delegates: Alberta Energy Regulator Multi-stakeholder Engagement Advisory Committee

Initiative: 
Multi-stakeholder Engagement Advisory Committee (MSEAC)
Position: 
Member & Alternate Delegate
Application Deadline: 
8 Apr 2015 - 17:00

Purpose

The AER Multi-stakeholder Engagement Advisory Committee (MSEAC) has been established by the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) as a venue to receive information about and understand and verify the values, perspectives and interests of AER stakeholders in the context of regulatory changes. The MSEAC is not a formal board or AER committee. Its objective is to serve as a sounding board for the planning, implementation and evaluation of AER engagement related to regulatory development.  Read more »

Posted March 27, 2015 by AEN

Alberta Could Choose Habitat Recovery Plan, Instead More Lease Sales in Endangered Mountain Caribou Ranges are Planned

23 Mar 2015

The Alberta government has posted new energy leases for sale in the same endangered mountain caribou range in west central Alberta where it cancelled lease sales on March 6. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) asks the Alberta government for consistent decisions to recover Redrock-Prairie Creek and Narraway mountain caribou, and to adopt the principles of the Alberta Conservation Association (ACA) 2012 proposal for Redrock-Prairie Creek caribou range management. Read more »

Posted March 24, 2015 by AEN

Little Smoky Fracking Water Application Reveals Alberta’s Missing Cumulative Effects Management in Duvernay Region

21 Mar 2015

Alberta’s lack of cumulative effects management is revealed in Shell’s recent application to use up to 5 million m3 per year of lake water for oil and gas fracking operations in west central Alberta. Read more »

Posted March 23, 2015 by AEN

Job Opportunity: Education Program Manager, Oldman Watershed Council

Position: 
Education Program Manager
Application Deadline: 
9 Apr 2015 - 15:00
Location: 
Lethbridge

The Oldman Watershed Council is a not-for-profit organization of southern Albertans that maintains and improves the Oldman watershed by:

  • Improving and sharing knowledge
  • Building and strengthening stakeholder partnerships
  • Promoting and facilitating community and institutional action and stewardship
  • Developing and implementing integrated land and water plans

Position Description:

The OWC is seeking an outgoing, dynamic leader to create and implement OWC’s science based Education and Engagement Strategy for mainly adult audiences. OWC’s challenge is to raise awareness about watershed issues and encourage people to adopt solutions, which requires communicating scientific information in an engaging manner. This exciting, permanent position requires exceptional people skills and time management skills. This position is challenged with setting priorities and creating new initiatives. This is a great opportunity for you to let your leadership and management skills shine! Read more »

Posted March 23, 2015 by AEN

Protect the Pollinators Tour

The Sierra Club's "Protect the Pollinator" Tour rolls into Alberta, hitting Calgary on March 23, and Edmonton on March 24.

Posted March 23, 2015 by AEN

Co-op Community Spaces Program

Deadline: 
15 May 2015 (All day)

As Western Canadians, we have to make the most of every chance we get to go outside and enjoy the parks, playgrounds, community gardens and other spaces that bring us together.

Co-op Community Spaces has been developed to help protect, beautify and improve spaces across Western Canada. In keeping with our ongoing commitment to invest in the communities we serve, Co-op will contribute up to $1 million annually to help support projects that improve the places Canadians meet, play, learn and share. Read more »

Posted March 22, 2015 by AEN

Stop Energy Leasing in West Central Endangered Caribou Ranges

From the AWA website:

You made a difference! On March 6, the Alberta government delayed extensive new energy rights sales planned for March 11 in an endangered mountain caribou range northwest of Jasper Park! Please take a minute to thank Premier Prentice and Energy Minister Oberle, and request they take further steps to protect and restore the habitat urgently needed for Alberta’s west central caribou.
—Carolyn Campbell, AWA Conservation Specialist

Read more »

Posted March 18, 2015 by AEN

Watershed Stewardship Grants

Deadline: 
17 Apr 2015 - 16:30

From the Land Stewardship Centre website:

WSG applications are NOW being accepted. Get your application form here >>

New for 2015

In addition to the regular WSG funding, for 2015, Land Stewardship Centre, in partnership with the Education and Outreach division of Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, is offering a new grant stream under the current Watershed Stewardship Grant (WSG) Program to fund wetland-specific projects in support of the Wetland Policy. Grants up to $10,000 will be issued in 2015 to eligible groups on a per-project basis. Get the wetland grant application form here >>

Read more »

Posted March 17, 2015 by AEN

Call for Comments: proposed Recovery Strategies for Common Nighthawk, Olive-sided Flycatcher and Canada Warbler

Initiative: 
Proposed Recovery Strategies for Common Nighthawk, Olive-sided Flycatcher and Canada Warbler
Deadline: 
11 May 2015 (All day)

On March 12, 2015, Environment Canada posted the proposed Recovery Strategies for the Common Nighthawk, Olive-sided Flycatcher, and Canada Warbler on the Species at Risk Public Registry for a 60-day public comment period ending May 11, 2015. 

These three species are listed as Threatened under the federal Species at Risk Act. Please see the enclosed summaries of the proposed Recovery Strategies to learn more about these species. Read more »

Posted March 13, 2015 by AEN

Government plan fails to protect lower Athabasca River when most needed

New water management framework leaves river exposed to unacceptable risk
13 Mar 2015

EDMONTON — The lower Athabasca River will continue to be exposed to significant risks under the Surface Water Quantity Management Framework for the Lower Athabasca River released today by the Governments of Alberta and Canada. Read more »

Posted March 13, 2015 by AEN

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