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AWA Tuesday Talk: Muskwa-Kechika - A Planning Success

Mar 5 2013 - 7:00pm

with Wayne Sawchuk

Join Wayne Sawchuk, well known conservationist, logger, guide, horseman, photographer, author, wilderness explorer, and motivational speaker as he tells the story of this Northern Rockies wilderness. Decades of adventurous winter and summer work, travel, and expeditions in the wilderness of the Northern Rockies and the Muskwa-Kechika Management Area will unfold in this success story.

Cost: $5 Adults, $1 Children

Location

Hillhurst Room, AWA Office
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted February 6, 2013 by AEN

Stop Alberta Energy Leases in Threatened Little Smoky Caribou Range

6 Feb 2013

In violation of Alberta’s 2011 woodland caribou policy that places an immediate priority on maintaining caribou habitat, Alberta Energy plans auctions of new oil and gas leases within the Little Smoky caribou range on February 7, March 7 and April 25, 2013. This herd’s habitat is already 95% disturbed, according to Environment Canada. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) has issued an open letter to Alberta’s Energy Minister urging him to defer these lease sales as a step towards responsible habitat management for this herd at imminent risk of local extinction. Read more »

Posted February 6, 2013 by AEN

AWA Tuesday Talk: Finding Fish in Alberta’s Parkland & Boreal Rivers

Feb 12 2013 - 7:00pm

Finding Fish in Alberta’s Parkland and Boreal Rivers and What They’re Telling Us

with Dr. Michael Sullivan

Join Dr. Michael Sullivan of Alberta Fish and Wildlife and the University of Alberta as he looks at the state of Alberta fish in our prairie parkland and boreal streams.

Cost: $5 Adults, $1 Children

Location

Hillhurst Room, AWA Office
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted February 6, 2013 by AEN

AWA Tuesday Talk: Greater Sage-grouse Partnership

Jan 29 2013 - 7:00pm

with Cliff Wallis, Sean Nichols, and Wonnita Andrus

Join us for the first talk of the New Year as we discuss the critically endangered Greater Sage-grouse in Alberta and what efforts we have underway to protect this unique and incredible prairie bird.  We will be joined by Cliff Wallis who will speak about his experiences with this prairie icon.

$5 Adults, $1 Children

Location

Hillhurst Room, AWA
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted January 8, 2013 by AEN

Winter Solstice Hike - Big Hill Springs

Dec 13 2012 - 12:30pm

Difficulty: Easy-Moderate

Welcome in the winter with a breath of fresh air!

On December 13 we will have a Winter Hike to celebrate the upcoming winter solstice and enjoy the crisp winter air.  Join us in the beautiful Big Hill Springs area East of Cochrane for a hike along the valley bottom that will end with a hot delicious meal around a warm crackling bonfire as we watch the sun set over the sparkling winter landscape.  Read more »

Location

Big Hill Springs
AB

Posted December 10, 2012 by AEN

South Saskatchewan Regional Plan Public Input Workshop

Dec 11 2012 - 7:00pm

Planning for our Future - Public information and workshop on the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan

The government has recently started public consultations on the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan (SSRP).  The SSRP is the long term plan that will shape what the Calgary region, southern Alberta, and many of your favorite wilderness spots will look like into the future.  If you care about healthy ecosystems, healthy communities, sustainable economic growth in Alberta, recreation opportunities, water quality, air quality, wildlife persistence, publ Read more »

Location

AWA Office
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted December 10, 2012 by AEN

Prairie Grasslands and Species at Risk Protected

Government Sets High Bar for Suffield National Wildlife Area

30 Nov 2012

The seven-group Suffield Coalition today applauded the government’s decision to deny approval of Cenovus' (previously EnCana) proposal to drill 1,275 natural gas wells and construct associated infrastructure in the Suffield National Wildlife Area (NWA). Suffield NWA was established in 2003 to protect endangered native prairie and the many species of animals and plants at risk in the area, including at least 15 federally listed species threatened with extinction. Read more »

Posted November 30, 2012 by AEN

Planning for our Future: Public information and workshop on the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan

Dec 11 2012 - 7:00pm

The government has recently started public consultations on the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan . In a relaxed setting, AWA staff and guests will provide information about the plan, work through ways that you can give your feedback & answer your questions one-on-one. This workshop is hands-on and designed to help you quickly and confidently give your feedback during this busy time of year. See you there!

Free of charge. Everyone welcome.

Reservations: Read more »

Location

Hillhurst Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted November 27, 2012 by AEN

Bill 8: Government Listens with Selective Hearing

5 Nov 2012

The recent announcement that the Government of Alberta will introduce Bill 8 (Electric Utilities Amendment Act, 2012) to effectively overturn amendments made through Bill 50 (Electric Statutes Amendment Act, 2009) is underwhelming to say the least.

Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) applauds the bill that would require all future transmission infrastructure projects go through a full needs-assessment process by the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC), but we are acutely disappointed that Bill 8 does not address the significant projects approved under Bill 50. Read more »

Posted November 8, 2012 by AEN

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