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Moving Forward with the Bow Basin Watershed Management Plan Phase Two

Mar 25 2011 - 8:45am - 3:30pm

Basin Forum & Workshop

Focus: Land Use, Headwaters, Riparian Areas & Wetlands

With morning presentations by guest speakers on headwaters, land use, wetlands and riparian areas.  This will be followed by facilitated break-out sessions in the afternoon where attendees will be asked to provide comments on the latest version of the Bow Basin Watershed Management Plan.

A full agenda and copy of the latest version of the draft Plan will be sent to all registered attendees in advance of the forum. Read more »


Cochrane Ranchehouse
101 RancheHouse Road
Cochrane, AB

Posted March 17, 2011 by AEN

IAHS PUB 2011 International Workshop: P3 - Putting PUB into Practice

May 10 2011 - 12:00pm - May 14 2011 - 5:00pm

The current PUB Chair, Professor John Pomeroy of the University of Saskatchewan, supported by the International Secretariat and organising committees, is planning a workshop entitled 'Putting PUB into Practice', to be held in Canmore, Alberta, Canada from the 10th to the 14th of May 2011 (immediately prior to the Canadian Geophysical Union's annual meeting in the neighbouring town of Banff). Read more »

Posted March 4, 2011 by Anonymous

Weakened policy risks destroying thousands of hectares of Alberta wetlands

Policy ignores input of advisory group and Albertans

29 Oct 2010

CALGARY, AB - After years of delays, the Alberta government has dismissed the no-net-loss recommendation of its own advisory group and is proposing a complex wetland policy that risks the permanent loss of thousands of hectares of wetlands.

Alberta Environment Minister Rob Renner confirmed the shift today to a group of stakeholders in Calgary. Read more »

Posted October 29, 2010 by AEN

The lowdown on Alberta's Wetlands Policy

Water Matters posts a quick look at and a fact sheet on the leaked Draft Wetlands Policy for Alberta.

Imagine wetlands as a savings account for Albertans that stores carbon and pays compound interest by storing, purifying, and filtering water. According to a leaked draft obtained by the Sierra Club, Albertans may lose the benefits of maintaining wetlands because under the Government of Alberta's draft wetlands policy, Albertans not industry would pay the cost of restoring wetlands.

Posted June 9, 2010 by AEN

Wetlands Consensus Policy Gutted After Backroom Industry Pressure

21 Apr 2010

EDMONTON - The Sierra Club Prairie has obtained a leaked copy of the most recent Alberta Wetlands Policy that shows the extent of industry influence over environmental decisions for the province. The confidential document reveals an undermining of the work of the Alberta Water council, a multi stakeholder group that has been developing the tenets of the wetlands policy. The policy, already a compromised position to get the buy-in of 25 multi-sectoral groups, was radically changed after backdoor industry pressure.

Posted April 22, 2010 by Anonymous

Albertans, not industry, will pay for lost wetlands — leaked policy document

21 Apr 2010

CALGARY — A leaked draft wetlands policy appears to betray the finding of a consensus of stakeholders invited by Alberta Environment to develop wetlands policy recommendations.

Posted April 21, 2010 by Anonymous

The Water Log — New report: Increasing federal oversight of oil sands impacts to water

In this issue of the Water Log:

  1. New report from Water Matters: Increasing federal oversight of oil sands impacts to water
  2. A different perspective on proposals to expand Alberta’s water market
  3. Another delay for the Wetlands Policy
  4. Your time to make a difference: please comment on the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan

View this issue online at:

Posted December 10, 2009 by Anonymous

Oil Sands Industry Blocks New Wetland Protection Rules

For immediate release – September 16, 2008

Alberta Wilderness AssociationPembina InstituteSierra Club of Canada (Prairie Chapter)Southern Alberta Group for the Environment • South Peace Environment Association • Water Matters

A last-minute withdrawal by the oil sands industry from a negotiated agreement on wetlands has prompted calls from environmental groups that the Government of Alberta not give in to oil industry pressure, but rather deliver on overdue rules to protect and conserve wetlands across Alberta.

Two letters to the Alberta government, sent by the oil sands industry after they withdrew their approval for a broadly supported wetland policy, demonstrate the oil sands industry’s overt effort to pressure the Alberta government.

Alberta Wilderness Association, Pembina Institute, Sierra Club of Canada (Prairie Chapter), Southern Alberta Group for the Environment, South Peace Environment Association and Water Matters are calling on the Government of Alberta to proceed swiftly to implement a landmark wetland policy recommended today by the multi-stakeholder Alberta Water Council (AWC). Read more »

Posted September 16, 2008 by Anonymous

Cross Conservation Education Program: Go With The Flow!

May 24 2008 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area

Water - our most precious resource! Join water molecules Walter and Wendy as they sing, dance and learn about the water cycle, wetlands, watershed, filtration, pollution and water treatment. This one hour indoor musical performed by Evergreen Theatre will be followed by an exciting outdoor pond study led by Area staff. Please arrive 15 minutes early - late entries will not be permitted. Read more »

Posted March 27, 2008 by Anonymous

Marie Lake Decision Brings Hope for McClelland Lake Fen

Alberta Wilderness Association

Release Date: September 6, 2007

Premier Stelmach's decision to halt seismic testing on Marie Lake indicates a shift in government priorities that may bode well for other lakes and wetlands on the brink of destruction. One such area is the spectacular McClelland Lake Wetland Complex north of Fort McMurray. Read more »

Posted September 9, 2007 by Anonymous

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