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Protected Areas over Paddocks for Alberta’s Endangered Caribou

22 Dec 2016

On December 17, the Alberta government issued a request to build a fenced compound in the west central Little Smoky woodland caribou range, for captive female caribou to have calves. These calves will be released as yearlings into habitat that is becoming even more degraded by new energy-related disturbances and by logging. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) believes that the Alberta government must act swiftly on its promises to apply strict operating limits on new surface disturbance in caribou ranges, and to establish extensive northwest Alberta protected areas, instead of relying on artificial predator controls. Read more »

Posted December 23, 2016 by AEN

AWA Calgary Talk: Public Lands – Enforcing the Law

Nov 29 2016 - 7:00pm

AWA Speaker Series
with Wayne Howse

Corporal Howse will recount years of experience throughout Alberta and the Yukon Territories enforcing public lands law. He has seen a wide range of  lawless behaviour which poses threats both to public safety and the environment. An excellent opportunity to learn about major challenges and opportunities to protect our public lands for future generations. Read more »

Location

AWA Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted November 2, 2016 by AEN

Annual Martha Kostuch Wilderness and Wildlife Trust Fund Lecture: The Will of the Willmore

Nov 18 2016 - 6:00pm

The Will of the Willmore – Wild and free, the legacy is ours to defend

 

A Wilderness Defenders Award will be presented to Ray Rasmussen

Ray first became active in wilderness matters in Alberta in 1979 when he helped form the AWA’s Edmonton Chapter. Since then he has also applied his organizational skills to the Alberta Environmental Network and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society. Read more »

Location

AWA Hillhurst Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted November 2, 2016 by AEN

Federal Environmental Assessment Reform Workshop

Nov 10 2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

with Arlene Kwasniak, Professor Emerita, Law, University of Calgary

An AWA Workshop to review the evolution and devolution of federal EA law and policy, and discuss law reform themes and opportunities. The objectives of the Workshop are to inform, learn from each other, and prepare participants who will engage in the federal review process. As a campaign promise, Prime Minister Trudeau pledged to review Canada’s environmental assessment process. To that end the federal government has appointed an Expert Panel to travel through Canada and garner public and stakeholder views on the current federal EA , as well as what changes could occur. The Expert Panel will be in Calgary November 21-23 and is open to public participation. Read more »

Location

AWA Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted November 2, 2016 by AEN

Castle Forests in Peril; Restoration Required

7 Sep 2016

 

Global Forest Watch Canada’s (GFWC) newly released study indicates that the remaining intact forests in the proposed Castle Provincial Park have been significantly reduced.  Between 2000 and 2015, 76% of the forests became disturbed landscapes and are no longer secure habitat and watersheds. Read more »

Posted September 7, 2016 by AEN

Still Waiting for the Castle Parks

6 Sep 2016

Pincher Creek, Alberta — On September 4, 2015, the Government of Alberta announced its intention to fully protect the Castle area in southwestern Alberta as a Provincial and Wildland Provincial Park. Read more »

Posted September 6, 2016 by AEN

Music for the Wild: Natasha Sayer and Christie Simmons

Oct 15 2016 - 7:30pm
  • Music At 7:30pm, Doors Open At 7:00pm
  • Tickets: $20

Headline Act

Natasha Sayer Songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Natasha Sayer has been writing music since she was a very young girl. Read more »

Location

AWA Hillhurst Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted August 26, 2016 by AEN

AWA Talk: Time for Radical Change – Advocacy to Make the Impossible Possible

Sep 13 2016 - 7:00pm

With Dr. Joe Vipond

Learn about the Alberta Coal-Phase Out Campaign and its success. The multi-pronged campaign created a shift in thinking among policy makers, and included health groups, conservation and social justice groups. Will this campaign model ways for conservation to lead the conversation?

  • Talk starts at 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • Tickets: $5.00

Location

AWA Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted August 26, 2016 by AEN

Wild West Saloon Night

Sep 23 2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

AWA Wild West Saloon Poster

Fun and games (including fun money), online auction action, music, great food and refreshments with plenty of time for conversation with AWA Board and staff. We’ve moved our annual friend raising event to a new venue – our newly purchased home. Join us in AWA’s Cottage School to see how we’ve changed the evening to make it even better for our members and supporters! Read more »

Location

AWA's Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted August 4, 2016 by AEN

OHVs and the Castle Parks – Are They In or Out?

19 Jul 2016

That’s the crucial conservation question left begging in a newly-released document on what Alberta Environment and Parks expects in a draft management plan for the Castle Parks. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) and the Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition (CCWC) would like the Minister to answer the question definitively and commit unequivocally to the management plan’s vision: “Conservation of nature will be the primary, overriding objective of both parks.” Read more »

Posted July 19, 2016 by AEN

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