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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.

 

Protected Areas Grow But Still In Infancy

http://AlbertaWilderness.ca

News Release: August 13, 2004

The Alberta Ministry of Community Development has
announced the creation of a new protected area in
Alberta and altered two other areas to increase their
ecological value. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA)
applauds the announcement but warns protection of
Alberta's wilderness is still in its infancy and that
protected areas require firmer legislative controls.

"We are encouraged whenever the government takes
steps to protect important wild spaces in Alberta," Read more »

Posted August 13, 2004 by russ

Wildlands Advocate, August 2004

The August 2004 issue of Wild Lands Advocate is now
available at www.AlbertaWilderness.ca

Inside this issue:
Loving, Losing and Reclaiming Our Public Lands
by Dr. Shirley Bray
Having Fun Still Vital to the Cliff Wallis Approach to Conservation
by Andy Marshall Read more »

Posted August 13, 2004 by russ

Wilderness No Place for Motorized Recreation

Alberta Wilderness Association

News Release: August 9, 2004

Community Development Minister, Gene Zwozdesky, is prohibiting motorized recreation in Willmore Wilderness Park; however, he is still supporting off-highway vehicle use in other public wilderness areas in the province. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) applauds the strong stand taken by Hon. Gene Zwozdesky to protect Willmore Wilderness Park from motorized recreation (OHV) traffic.

"Mr. Zwozdesky is wise to nip in the bud, new proposals to open or develop the Willmore" says Vivian Pharis, AWA Director. "As the largest protected and one of the oldest wilderness areas in Alberta, Willmore Wilderness Park is the shining beacon of the province's land conservation program." Read more »

Posted August 9, 2004 by russ

Conservationists call upon Province to scrap Controversial Program to Sell Off Public Lands

Federation of Alberta Naturalists
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Calgary/Banff Chapter

For Immediate Release August 9th, 2004

Conservationists are calling upon Minister of Sustainable Resource Development, Mike Cardinal to cancel the Farm Holdings Consolidation Program (FHCP).

On July 23rd, SRD Minister Mike Cardinal's office sent a letter to lease holders announcing the FHCP. The stated aim of the program is to "further diversify and strengthen the agricultural industry." Read more »

Posted August 9, 2004 by russ

CEN Weekly E-Bulletin -- August 6,2004

The August 6th issue of the Canadian Environmental Network's Weekly E-Bulletin is now available at the CEN website. Read more »

Posted August 6, 2004 by russ

Which air pollutants concern you the most?

Alberta's Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act provides for the development of ambient air quality objectives. Public consultation is part of the process.

In 2000, Albertans were asked to nominate air pollutants for consideration for new or updated ambient air quality objectives. Alberta Environment is completing its first set of ambient air quality objectives identified through this process and is ready to consider more air pollutants for round two.

Add your voice to the process by nominating air pollutants that concern you the most. Read more »

Posted August 5, 2004 by russ

Organic Food Co-op in Edmonton

From: Dave Parker, Vegetarians of Alberta

I recently became aware of a web site promoting organic foods and hope to have an article in the upcoming LEADING VEG for autumn 2004. The idea is a co-op as you will see by going to the following website at www.apirg.org/simplefood Read more »

Posted August 5, 2004 by russ

Last Chance for Corridors in the Bow Valley: Say "No" to the Three Sisters Mountain Village Plan

From: Dave Poulton, Executive Director
Calgary/Banff Chapter, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society

Below is an important Action Alert from Heather Macfadyen respecting the current development plans of Three sisters Mountain Village. The maintenace of functional wildlife corridors through the Bow Valley has been a major focus of the work of CPAWS and other conservation organizations for many years. As Three Sisters has the opportunity to develop the single largest piece of undeveloped land in the valley, stretching for 13 kilometres along the west side of the valley between Quarry Lake and Wind Valley, the pattern of development they choose to follow is critical to the future of wildlife movement. Please take the time to write a letter and to attend the public hearing on August 17. Read more »

Posted August 4, 2004 by russ

Draft Ambient Air Quality Objectives for Ammonia and Pentachlorophenol

The Draft Objectives for Ammonia and Pentachlorophenol are now available on the Alberta Environment website with a 60 day comment period. The final Assessment documents are also there. The draft objectives and information or where to submit comments can be found here. Read more »

Posted August 3, 2004 by russ

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