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Failure of government to listen results in residents out in force to protest logging

12 Jan 2012

Beaver Mines:  Yesterday morning, more than thirty local residents braved the cold to tell the government that they oppose clear-cut log in the Castle Special Management Area west of Pincher Creek, Alberta. Read more »

Posted January 12, 2012 by AEN

AWA Talk— The Wildest Creature in the Woods: The Pine Beetle with Andrew Nikiforuk

Feb 28 2012 - 7:00pm

Following a well-received evening in Edmonton in November, Andrew Nikiforuk will be hosting a talk related to his newest book, Empire of the Beetle: How Human Folly and a Tiny Bug are Killing North America’s Great Forests for a Calgary audience.

$5 Adults, $1 Children


AWA - Hillhurst Room
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted January 12, 2012 by AEN

Southwest Alberta groups release new recommendations for sustainable forest management

25 Oct 2011

Today sees the release of a new report, Sustainable Forests, Sustainable Communities: The Future of Alberta’s Southwestern Forests. Citizens and associations from communities throughout southwestern Alberta have joined together to document serious concerns with current industrial-scale logging practices, and present an alternative vision for the management of Alberta's southwestern forests. Read more »

Posted October 25, 2011 by AEN

"Empire of the Beetle" with Andrew Nikiforuk

Nov 2 2011 - 7:30pm

AWA is pleased to sponsor, in conjunction with the Micah Centre at King’s University College in Edmonton, an evening with acclaimed Alberta author Andrew Nikiforuk. Andrew will be hosting a reading from his newest book, Empire of the Beetle: How Human Folly and a Tiny Bug are Killing North America’s Great Forests.

Admission is free – all members of the public are welcome to join us for this special event.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

For more information: 1-866-313-0713


The King's University College Atrium
9125 50 Street NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted October 19, 2011 by russ

Federal Government Writes Off Alberta Caribou

War on Wolves Goes National

26 Aug 2011

A long overdue federal woodland caribou recovery strategy released today allows ongoing habitat loss at the hands of Alberta’s energy and forestry industries. For the weakest herds in Alberta and across Canada, it leaves the only key management tool as the killing of thousands of wolves. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) finds this approach unacceptable within Species at Risk Act obligations, and calls for habitat protection and restoration for herds throughout their current distribution. Read more »

Posted August 26, 2011 by AEN

CPAWS Capture the Wild Photography Contest

Oct 23 2011 - 11:59pm

CPAWS Southern Alberta has launched our annual Capture the Wild Photography Contest with this year’s theme “The International Year of Forests.” This photography contest is designed to raise awareness and funds in support of CPAWS and Alberta’s wilderness conservation. CPAWS invites photographers of all ages to capture the beauty of Canada’s wild spaces.

Read more »

Posted August 22, 2011 by AEN

Alberta Caribou Protection Lost in Secret Forestry Deal

17 Aug 2011

With a long overdue federal recovery strategy for Alberta’s critically threatened woodland caribou anticipated to be only weeks away, the Government of Alberta has quietly signed a new 20 year Forest Management Agreement (FMA) with Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries (Al-Pac) that closes the door on protecting caribou habitat in northeastern Alberta. The agreement seems to ignore the protection scientists say is critical for woodland caribou and other wildlife affected by forestry and oil sands industries in the FMA’s 58,000 km2 swath of north central and northeastern Alberta. Read more »

Posted August 17, 2011 by AEN

Grizzly Bear Deaths Too High in the Castle Region

Rally Planned to Protest Logging

7 Jun 2011

New Alberta Government data obtained by conservationists show that Grizzly Bears in Alberta’s Castle region are dying at an unsustainable rate. In 2010, 5 grizzly bears out of a population of 51 died in the Castle region and one was trapped and relocated out of it. These six bears represent 11.8 percent of the population lost to the region in a single year. This is added to the 5 bears were lost to the population (four killed and one relocated) in 2009. Read more »

Posted June 8, 2011 by AEN

AEN Groups weigh in on the proposed Lower Athabasca Regional Plan

As the consultation period on the Government of Alberta's proposed Lower Athabasca Regional Plan comes to a close— submissions are due June 6, 2011— AEN member groups have weighed in on the proposed plan, regulations, and frameworks.

In a recent op-ed, the Pembina Institute's Jennifer Grant states that:

…the current draft plan does more to defend the interests of oilsands developers than it does to protect the quality of Alberta's environment. Read more »

Posted May 30, 2011 by AEN

International pressure mounting to protect Alberta’s Castle wilderness

Clearcut logging threatens Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park
9 May 2011

CALGARY — The international conservation community warns that Alberta’s population of grizzly bears is in increasingly dire straits in the Castle wilderness just north of the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. As a result, clear-cut logging slated for the Castle this summer is receiving international scrutiny. Read more »

Posted May 9, 2011 by AEN

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