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Alberta Again Violates Caribou Policies With Today's Energy Leasing

24 Apr 2013

“Alberta Energy promotes caribou habitat disturbance by selling leases that drive new well sites, ignoring technology options to reduce existing footprint,” says Carolyn Campbell, AWA conservation specialist.  “In the Little Smoky range with over 95% disturbance, the government wages war on wolves and moose while encouraging more industry footprint that drives caribou population declines.” Read more »

Posted April 24, 2013 by AEN

AWA Tuesday Talk - Bat Conservation: White-nose Syndrome and Wind Turbines

May 14 2013 - 7:00pm

with Dr. R​obert Barclay

It's a tough time to be a bat!  Come learn about two conservation issues that are posing serious challenges for bat populations: White-nose syndrome and wind turbines.  We will be joined by Dr. Robert Barclay who will discuss the consequences of these two factors on Alberta species and ecosystems.

$5 Adults, $1 Children

Location

Hillhurst Room
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted April 11, 2013 by AEN

Climb & Run for Wilderness

Apr 20 2013 (All day)

Celebrate Wild Alberta this Earth Day

Celebrate Wild Alberta this year at the Calgary Tower and the Best Earth Day Event in the West: The Alberta Wilderness Association’s 22nd Annual Climb & Run for Wilderness on April 20. People from babies in backpacks to 96 years old will be reaching new heights in support of Alberta’s wilderness legacy.

Events start at 8 a.m. and include: Read more »

Location

Calgary Tower
101 9 Ave SW
Calgary, AB

Posted April 8, 2013 by AEN

AWA Tuesday Talk: Hair Snares for Grizzly Bears — Monitoring Bears in Southwestern Alberta

Mar 26 2013 - 7:00pm

with Andrea Morehouse

Come learn about the Southwest Alberta Grizzly Bear Monitoring Project, a three year pilot project designed to non-invasively monitor grizzly bears both locally and at ecosystem scales. We will be joined by Andrea Morehouse who will speak about how the project takes advantage of a natural bear behavior—rubbing.

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: 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

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