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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: ENGO Sector Member, AWC Lake Management Project Team

Initiative: 
Lake Management Project Team
Position: 
ENGO Sector Member
Application Deadline: 
12 Feb 2015 (All day)

The purpose of this initiative is to provide recommendations for improved lake management in Alberta to support achievement of Water for Life goals.

Objectives:

  • Document and assess the current state of lake management planning and governance (e.g., roles and responsibilities) in Alberta.
  • Identify gaps, redundancies and opportunities for improvements in lake management.
  • Develop recommendations toward effective lake management in Alberta, including roles and responsibilities.
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Posted January 30, 2015 by AEN

Call for Delegate: ENGO Sector Member, Alberta Water Council

Initiative: 
Alberta Water Council
Position: 
Director, ENGO Sector
Application Deadline: 
12 Feb 2015 (All day)

The Alberta Environmental Network is looking for one representative to participate as a member on the Alberta Water Council completing a two-year term that began October 2014.

The Alberta Water Council (AWC) has been tasked with tracking implementation of the Alberta Water for Life strategy, a province-wide approach to the protection of watersheds in Alberta.

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Posted January 30, 2015 by AEN

Capital Region Fine Particulate Response

Alberta Environment & Sustainable Resource Development has finalized and released the Capital Region Fine Particulate Matter Reponse—a plan to reduce and maintain ambient concentrations of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) at all stations in the Capital Region below numerical Canada-wide Standard. In addition to the full report, an overview of the response is available for download at the Capital Region Cumulative Effects Management page on the AESRD website. Read more »

Posted January 29, 2015 by AEN

Public Comment Period: Proposed Recovery Strategy for the Dusky Dune Moth in Canada

Initiative: 
Proposed Recovery Strategy for the Dusky Dune Moth in Canada
Deadline: 
22 Mar 2015 (All day)

From Canadian Wildlife Service, Prairie & Northern Region, Environment Canada:

We are looking for your help in recovery planning for the Dusky Dune Moth (Copablepharon longipenne), a medium-sized moth listed as Endangered under the federalSpecies at Risk Act.  Please see the enclosed Summary of the Proposed Recovery Strategy to learn more about this species.

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Posted January 29, 2015 by AEN

Notice of Application: Mildred Lake Expansion Project, Syncrude Canada Limited

Initiative: 
Mildred Lake Extension Project
Deadline: 
2 Mar 2015 - 16:00

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Oil Sands Conservation Act (OSCA) Application No. 1820856, Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) Application No. 00000026-034 and Water Act Applications No. 00263298-005 and 00363203-001 from Syncrude Canada Limited (Syncrude) for approval of its Mildred Lake Extension (MLX) project. The AER is reviewing the applications together with the associated environmental impact assessment (EIA) report. Read more »

Posted January 29, 2015 by AEN

Young Edmonton Grants

Deadline: 
15 Feb 2015 (All day)

From the Edmonton Community Foundation:

The deadline to submit applications is on February 15. Online applications can be found here.

The key to a successful application is an activity that is initiated, led, and organized by young Edmonton and area residents. Individuals (or groups), between the ages of 13 and 24 years, can receive funding to make their idea a reality. Grants range from $500 up to $3,000. To receive funding, applicants must partner with a registered Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) charity.

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Posted January 28, 2015 by AEN

Alberta Peace River Dam Project Cancelled By TransAlta

20 Jan 2015

On January 16, TransAlta Corporation withdrew its application to the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) for a 9 year extension of the approved construction date of its Dunvegan Hydroelectric Project, citing substantial information requests from stakeholders, a potentially long and costly hearing process, and unfavourable project economics. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) welcomes the withdrawal of the 100 MW hydro power project as positive news for local residents and the Peace’s aquatic and river valley ecosystem. Read more »

Posted January 20, 2015 by AEN

Better Environmental Management Through Monitoring 2015

Feb 17 2015 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

You’re invited to the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute’s (ABMI) 2nd annual Speakers' Series “Better Environmental Management Through Monitoring 2015”!

Join the ABMI and emcee Brian Keating (host of Going Wild!) for an engaging series of presentations and discussion at the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences lecture theatre at the University of Alberta. Read more »

Location

Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences Lecture Theatre 1-430
11455 Saskatchewan Drive (University of Alberta)
Edmonton, AB

Posted January 20, 2015 by AEN

Public Comment Period: Technical Guidance for Assessing Cumulative Environmental Effects

Initiative: 
Technical Guidance for Assessing Cumulative Environmental Effects
Deadline: 
30 Jun 2015 (All day)

From the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency:

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency today issued the draft "Technical Guidance for Assessing Cumulative Environmental Effects under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012" (Technical Guidance).

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Posted December 23, 2014 by AEN

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

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