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Public Risk For Oilsands Mines Clean-up Costs Must Be Removed

21 Jun 2017

Albertans face unacceptable risks from unfunded oil sands mine clean-up costs. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) believes it is time for tar sands mine operators to pay full security for their clean-up obligations and remove this burden from the public.  Read more »

Posted June 22, 2017 by AEN

Independent Study Projects by University of Calgary Students

May 16 2017 - 7:00pm

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Location

Alberta Wilderness Association
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted May 10, 2017 by AEN

Kevin Van Tighem – Our Place: Changing the Nature of Alberta

May 9 2017 - 7:00pm

Our Place: Changing the Nature of Alberta Poster Read more »

Location

Alberta Wilderness Association Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted March 24, 2017 by AEN

Climb for Wilderness

Apr 22 2017 - 8:30am - 12:00pm

The Climb for Wilderness is a signature event. For the past 25 years, it has been held annually at the Calgary Tower – in 2017, it will be held at the iconic Bow Building! Our goal is to increase public awareness of wilderness, wildlife and wild water in Alberta. The Climb for Wilderness provides learning opportunities and the challenges to climb all 1188 stairs and raise funds for Alberta Wilderness Association. The event is known as the best Earth Day event in western Canada and attracts more than 1000 individual participants and 150 volunteers annually. Read more »

Location

The Bow Skyscraper
510 Centre Street SW
Calgary, AB

Posted March 24, 2017 by AEN

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

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