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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.


Wild Lands Advocate December 2014, Vol. 22, No. 6

2014-12-00 Vol. 22 No. 6 Wild Lands Advocate

The latest issue of the Wildlands Advocate is now available from the Alberta Wilderness Association website.


  • The Anthropocene Has Arrived
  • Shifting Ecosystems Require Shifting Priorities: Report addresses biodiversity management challenges in the face of climate change
  • Naomi Klein in Calgary
  • Climate Change: And the Surveys Say?
  • A Closer Look at Bow Basin Flood Mitigation Proposals
  • Focus: Alberta's Species-at-risk
  • Conservation Corner: When Winter Changes
  • Read more »

Posted November 7, 2014 by AEN

Jasper Environmental Association comments on the Maligne Implementation Strategy

The Jasper Environmental Association has posted their comments on Parks Canada's Draft Maligne Valley Implementation Strategy Discussion Paper: Read more »

Posted November 5, 2014 by AEN

Public Comment Period: Recovery Strategy for the Greater Short-horned Lizard in Canada

Recovery Strategy for the Greater Short-horned Lizard (Phrynosoma hernandesi) in Canada
29 Dec 2014 (All day)

From Environment Canada:

The Government of Canada is committed to working with interested parties to ensure that species at risk are protected. The Species at Risk Act supports this commitment by providing the public with an opportunity to comment on proposed recovery documents.


Environment Canada is inviting you to comment on the proposed Recovery Strategy for the Greater Short-horned Lizard (Phrynosoma hernandesi) in Canada.

Read more »

Posted November 5, 2014 by AEN

Return of Wolves to the Beaver Hills/Elk Island Area Should be Celebrated, Not Condemned

5 Nov 2014

EDMONTON – The presence of wolves in the Beaver Hills/Elk Island area just east of Edmonton is a cause for celebration, not condemnation, says the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society’s (CPAWS) Northern Alberta chapter. Read more »

Posted November 5, 2014 by AEN

Caribou Worse Off After 10 Years of Alberta Recovery Plan

3 Nov 2014

Ten years after Alberta’s 2004-2014 woodland caribou recovery plan began, habitat disturbance keeps increasing far past limits caribou can tolerate, and populations have significantly declined. Data compiled by Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) reveals that an area ⅔ the size of Nova Scotia (over 33,000 km2) has been auctioned for new oil and gas leases in ranges across Alberta since the plan started, with no meaningful surface disturbance limits. Read more »

Posted November 3, 2014 by AEN

CPAWS Week for the Wild

Oct 24 2014 (All day) - Oct 31 2014 (All day)

From the CPAWS website:

Canada is known for its abundance of wildlife, but right now there are critters that really need our help! Join us for WEEK for the WILD: Oct 24-31, 2014. CPAWS will be united coast-to-coast in rallying for increased awareness of species and risk, and the need to protect their threatened habitat. Please donate to help us protect their homes - Give today!

As part of this national campaign, CPAWS Northern Alberta and CPAWS Southern Alberta are each running a "one-week flash fundraiser for our Week for the Wild to help species at risk right here in our own backyard". CPAWS Northern Alberta is raising funds to help protect the woodland caribou, and CPAWS Southern Alberta is raising funds to help protect the grizzly bear. Follow the links to find out what CPAWS is doing to help protect these threatened species, and how you can take action to support their efforts.

Posted October 27, 2014 by AEN

Marda Loop Justice Film Festival

Nov 18 2014 (All day) - Nov 23 2014 (All day)

Justice Film Festival LogoThe 9th Annual Marda Loop Justice Film Festival runs November 18-23, 2014. The Festival is a 6-day documentary film celebration, held at the River Park Church Auditorium, plus Stephen Leacock Theater at Mount Royal University, the Globe Theatre, and John Dutton Theatre at the Central Library. We will screen 24 documentaries—please stay for post-film conversations.

Free Admission Read more »


various locations Calgary, AB

Posted October 24, 2014 by AEN

Call for Comments: Off-Stream Reservoir Project Proposed Terms of Reference for Environmental Impact Assessment

Alberta Transportation Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir Project Proposed Terms of Reference for Environmental Impact Assessment
14 Nov 2014 (All day)

Public Notice

The Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir Project was identified as a part of the Government of Alberta’s 2014 flood mitigation study. It is located at legal land location 24-24-4-W5M in Rocky View County, 11 kilometres west of Calgary and 18.5 kilometres upstream from the Glenmore Reservoir. This Project considers diverting extreme flood flow from the Elbow River into an off-stream reservoir where it would be temporarily contained and later released back into the Elbow River after the flood peak has passed. Read more »

Posted October 22, 2014 by AEN

Public Comment Period: Management Plan for the Monarch in Canada

Proposed Management Plan for the Monarch (Danaus plexippus) in Canada
8 Dec 2014 (All day)

From Species at Risk Recovery Unit, Canadian Wildlife Service, Prairie & Northern Region:

We are writing to notify you that the proposed Management Plan for the Monarch in Canada was posted on the Species at Risk Public Registry on October 9, 2014, for a 60-day public comment period which ends on December 8, 2014.


Read more »

Posted October 22, 2014 by AEN

Call for Aboriginal and NGO Nominations for Canadian Ambient Air Quality Standards Development and Review Working Group

CAAQS Development and Review Working Group
Aboriginal & NGO Members (5)
Application Deadline: 
4 Nov 2014 - 11:00

The Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) is the primary minister-led intergovernmental forum for collective action on environmental issues of national and international concern. In 2012 ministers agreed to take further action to protect the health of Canadians and the environment with measures to improve air quality in Canada through the implementation of the Air Quality Management System (AQMS). CCME’s Air Management Committee (AMC) is supporting jurisdictions’ implementation of AQMS. Read more »

Posted October 22, 2014 by AEN

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