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Film Screening: White Water | Black Gold

Feb 11 2012 - 7:00pm

Canada is now the #1 supplier of oil to the United States. Most of that oil comes from the tar sands in Alberta, processed by an industry with an insatiable thirst for water. Following the journey taken by a drop of water from Mount Snow Dome in the Columbia Icefield to Lake Athabasca, and exploring what happens to it along the way, filmmaker David Lavallee asks: “Are the powers that be turning the truth into a liquid that slides through your fingers?” Read more »

Location

Hillhurst Room, AWA
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted January 20, 2012 by AEN

AWA Talk— The Wildest Creature in the Woods: The Pine Beetle with Andrew Nikiforuk

Feb 28 2012 - 7:00pm

Following a well-received evening in Edmonton in November, Andrew Nikiforuk will be hosting a talk related to his newest book, Empire of the Beetle: How Human Folly and a Tiny Bug are Killing North America’s Great Forests for a Calgary audience.

$5 Adults, $1 Children

Location

AWA - Hillhurst Room
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted January 12, 2012 by AEN

AWA Talk— A Million Steps to Make a Mile: The Life of the Pronghorn on the Prairies

Jan 26 2012 - 7:00pm

with Paul Jones

Come learn why this prairie icon is so unique and adaptable to the harsh northern climate.  Learn about its basic ecology, habitat selection and movement patterns across the Northern Sagebrush Steppe.

Please note this is a Thursday talk, not on Tuesday as usual.

$5 Adults, $1 Children

Location

AWA - Hillhurst Room
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted January 12, 2012 by AEN

Livingstone Landscape Wins Reprieve from Transmission Lines

2 Dec 2011

In a highly significant decision, the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) yesterday refused permission to Altalink Management Ltd. to build a new transmission line in the pristine landscape of southwestern Alberta’s Livingstone Range. Read more »

Posted December 2, 2011 by Anonymous

Habitat focus needed for Alberta's caribou

25 Nov 2011

Parks Canada’s newly-announced Southern Mountain Caribou Conservation Strategy, including a captive breeding and reintroduction program, will fail in Alberta without a stronger focus on habitat protection and restoration. Alberta Wilderness Association calls on federal and provincial governments to deal with the root cause of Alberta’s plummeting caribou populations: habitat destruction by human disturbance. Read more »

Posted November 28, 2011 by AEN

Last chance for Canada's most endangered species?

Environmental groups petition Minister Kent for emergency sage-grouse protection
24 Nov 2011

Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) and a coalition of environmental groups are calling on federal Environment Minister Peter Kent to urgently take the steps necessary to prevent the imminent extinction of the greater sage-grouse in Canada. Read more »

Posted November 24, 2011 by AEN

Federal government must prevent extinction of sage-grouse in Canada

23 Nov 2011

VANCOUVER — An international coalition of environmental groups is calling on the federal environment minister to take Canada’s endangered Greater sage-grouse under his wing with an emergency protection order. Read more »

Posted November 24, 2011 by AEN

Music for the Wild: Tragically Hick with guest Berna-Dean Holland

Dec 10 2011 - 7:30pm

Returning to the Music for the Wild after a spectacular performance in 2009, The Tragically Hick are a hot bluegrass group that also plays a wide variety of folk, country and pop music.

See http://www.tragicallyhick.com/ for more information about The Tragically Hick.

Opening act: Berna-Dean Holland is a singer-songwriter and artist whose work relfects a deep appreciation of our land and whose tunes are full of joy, wonder and a cool groove. Read more »

Location

AWA Hillhurst Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted November 22, 2011 by AEN

AWA Talk: Where Have All the Children Gone? Nature Deficit Disorder and How to Combat It

Nov 29 2011 - 7:00pm

 

Gus Yaki, renowned naturalist and birder, gives a talk on being a naturalist in Southern Alberta. (More details to follow)

Cost: $5 Adults, $1 Children

For registration and more information…

Location

Hillhurst Room
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted November 10, 2011 by AEN

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