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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 Water Conversations Validation Meeting

Initiative: 
Alberta Water Conversations
Position: 
ENGO Delegates (4)
Application Deadline: 
27 Sep 2013 - 23:59

Earlier this year, the Government of Alberta conducted a series of 44 Water Conversation sessions across all 11 provincial watersheds. Multiple members of the Alberta Water Council actively participated in these sessions, during which four primary topic areas were put forth for discussion. These included Healthy Lakes, Water Management, Drinking Water and Wastewater Systems, and Hydraulic Fracturing and Water. Many valuable perspectives and insights were garnered from these sessions. Read more »

Posted September 19, 2013 by AEN

Call for Delegates: Common Risk Management Framework for the upstream oil and gas, oil sands and coal sector

Initiative: 
Energy Sector Common Risk Management Framework Design Workshop
Position: 
ENGO Delegates (5) & Alternate (1)
Application Deadline: 
27 Sep 2013 (All day)

The Workshop Read more »

Posted September 19, 2013 by AEN

Conservation groups cautiously optimistic about Greater sage-grouse announcement

17 Sep 2013

EDMONTON – Conservation groups welcome the federal government’s announcement that it intends to introduce an emergency protection order for Canada’s endangered Greater sage-grouse, but they also caution that the devil will be in the details.  Read more »

Posted September 17, 2013 by AEN

Upcoming funding opportunity deadlines

We've posted a number of upcoming funding opportunities for environmental projects. Check out our Grants & Funding Opportunities page for the list.

Posted September 17, 2013 by AEN

Pembina reacts to Auditor General’s plan to review pipeline safety

12 Sep 2013

CALGARY — Jennifer Grant, director of the Pembina Institute’s oilsands program, made the following comments in response to Auditor General Merwan Saher's commitment to undertake an audit of pipeline safety: Read more »

Posted September 12, 2013 by AEN

Alberta Wetland Policy Exempts Oilsands Industry, Abandons No-Net-Loss in Prairies

10 Sep 2013

The Alberta government’s wetland policy announced today will exempt all approved and near-term foreseeable oilsands projects from wetland offsets or restoration. For prairie wetlands, the policy drops the current clear no-net-loss policy goal and exposes even the highest value unprotected wetlands to destruction. This policy will promote ongoing loss of wetlands that purify water, reduce flood and drought severity, and provide crucial wildlife habitat. Read more »

Posted September 12, 2013 by AEN

AEN Members react to Alberta's new wetland policy

On September 10, Alberta Environment & Sustainable Resources Development released the new Alberta Wetland Policy.

The Alberta Wilderness Association's Carolyn Campbell deemed the policy "appalling news for Alberta's boreal forest": Read more »

Posted September 11, 2013 by AEN

Call for Delegates: Joint Oil Sands Monitoring Component Advisory Committee Representatives

Initiative: 
Joint Canada-Alberta Implementation Plan for Oil Sands Monitoring
Position: 
Component Advisory Committee Representatives
Application Deadline: 
13 Sep 2013 (All day)

On behalf of Environment Canada (EC) and Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD), I would like to invite up to three representatives from the Alberta Environmental Network to participate on each of the Component Advisory Committees (Air, Water, Biodiversity, and Wildlife Contaminants and Toxicology).  The Component Advisory Committees support the Joint Canada-Alberta Implementation Plan for Oil Sands Monitoring (“the Implementation Plan”). Read more »

Posted September 10, 2013 by AEN

South Saskatchewan Plan Delaying Conservation

Sensitive Milk River Ridge Grasslands Open to Oil Exploration

9 Sep 2013

Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) has learned that sensitive rough fescue and mixed grasslands on the Milk River Ridge are being opened up to exploration activity in the Alberta Bakken oil play. At the same time, efforts to secure legal designation for these lands are being delayed until the Government of Alberta releases its South Saskatchewan Region Plan (SSRP). Read more »

Posted September 9, 2013 by AEN

Virtual Living Waters Rally 2013

Oct 3 2013 (All day) - Oct 4 2013 (All day)

This is an online event, you can participate in the comfort of your home or office

A year ago this month, over 100 of Canada’s leading freshwater changemakers came together for an inspirational and informative weekend of sharing, capacity building and strategizing. Read more »

Posted September 6, 2013 by AEN

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