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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.


Alberta’s Caribou under Growing Threat: CPAWS’ Annual Caribou Report

16 Dec 2014

EDMONTON — In its second annual review of governments' efforts to conserve Canada's boreal caribou, CPAWS (the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society) finds that threats from industrial development to boreal woodland caribou have continued to increase while conservation and restoration efforts have shown little progress across the country. Read more »

Posted December 16, 2014 by AEN

Conservation, Community and Education Grants

26 Jan 2015 (All day)

ACA is proud to enter into its 18th year of Conservation Funding. ACA Conservation, Community and Education Grants Funding will be available for projects that contribute to healthy fish and wildlife populations, to a healthy environment for fish and wildlife in Alberta, and to the understanding, appreciation and use of that environment. This grant program will also fund projects which increase the level of attendance and awareness of outdoor opportunities, while developing knowledge and respect for conservation. Read more »

Posted December 15, 2014 by AEN

2014 AEN Fall Meetings Summary

The 2014 AEN Fall Meetings were held on November 22, 2014 in Calgary. A total of 21 participants attended the meetings including representatives of the following groups: Read more »

Posted December 5, 2014 by AEN

Job Opportunity: Project Manager, Clean Air Strategic Alliance

Project Manager
Application Deadline: 
17 Dec 2014 - 23:59

Would you like to make a real contribution to addressing environmental challenges in Alberta? Do you:

  • Listen to learn?
  • Confirm assumptions?
  • Understand the power of a question and ask the right question at the right time? 

Can you demonstrate that you have helped diverse groups reach significant agreements? Would you like to develop your skills in interest-based negotiation? Read more »

Posted December 4, 2014 by AEN

Volunteer Opportunity: Wildlife Rehabilitator Assistant Intern Program, WRSE

Wildlife Rehabilitator Assistant Interns (20)
Application Deadline: 
30 Jan 2015 (All day)

Time Period: April–October 2015 (minimum 3-month commitment )
Hours: 20–40 hr per week
Start dates: Apr 1, May 1, June 1

We are seeking enthusiastic people who love wildlife, the outdoors, have a strong desire to learn and work well in a team environment, to assist us in maintaining the best care possible for our patients. Read more »

Posted December 4, 2014 by AEN

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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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.


  • 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
  • Read more »

Posted November 7, 2014 by AEN

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