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Wild Lands Advocate Vol. 18 No. 4

The August 2010 issue of Wildlands Advocate (Vol. 18 No. 4) is available for download from the AWA website.

 Features

  • Guilty!: Syncrude Runs "Afoul" of Canadian and Alberta Environmental Laws
  • The Boreal: A Birder's Wonderland
  • New Policy Tools for Conservation in Alberta's Boreal Natural Region
  • Tar Sands Lobby: 1 - Wetlands Policy: 0?
  • In Situ Tar Sands Risks Confirmed by Recent Blowouts
  • Progress in Ghost River Watershed Planning
  • Business as Usual as ERCB Approves Kananaskis Sour Gas Pipeline
  • Ants and Antelope

Posted August 27, 2010 by AEN

Music for the Wild: Barry Luft with guests Don Gowan & Jeanie Greenwell

Sep 25 2010 - 7:00pm

AWA is proud to present great folk and roots music by Barry Luft.

Opening act: Don Gowan and Jeanie Greenwell.

This is the third in our 2010 series of evenings by local performers in support of AWA and Alberta's Wild Spaces.

Doors Open at 7:00 PM
Cost: $15

Pre-registration is required Read more »

Location

AWA Hillhurst Cottage School

Posted August 24, 2010 by AEN

AWA Hike: Fall in the Whaleback

Sep 19 2010 (All day)

Distance: 12-14 km
Elevation Gain: 200 m

Wander the trails, ridges and valleys of Alberta's largest remaining montane wilderness.  View ancient pine trees clinging to life.  Try to spot wildlife such as elk, deer, bear, coyotes and wolves.  Register early, as this is a very popular hike!

This hike is rated as Moderate-to-Difficult, covering approximately 12 - 14 kilometres with an elevation gain of about 300 metres (1000 ft). Read more »

Posted August 24, 2010 by AEN

Wild West Gala: A Celebration of Wild Spaces and Wildlife in Alberta

Sep 17 2010 - 6:00pm

The 22nd annual Wild West Gala is a celebration of Alberta’s Wild spaces and Wildlife. It is a tradition of friends, colleagues, members and supporters enjoying a great meal and an evening filled with entertainment, conversation, auctions and plain good fun. We have held the ticket price ($85 members, $100 non-members) at the same level for many years to enable a wide audience to join in the celebration. Our musicians this year feature Tim Williams and his band the Electro-Fires. Read more »

Location

Red and White Club (North end of McMahon Stadium)
Calgary, AB

Posted August 24, 2010 by AEN

AWA Hike: Beehive Natural Area

Sep 14 2010 (All day)

Distance: 10 km
Elevation Gain: 400 m

Read more »

Location

Beehive Natural Area, AB

Posted August 24, 2010 by AEN

Environmental groups echo First Nations call for caribou protection

Ecojustice files application for emergency protection, is prepared to go to court for caribou

17 Aug 2010

CALGARY — Three environmental groups have joined with four Alberta First Nations to urge the federal environment minister to provide emergency protection for caribou herds in northeastern Alberta, Ecojustice said today. Read more »

Posted August 17, 2010 by AEN

AWA Hike: White Goat Wilderness (Backpack)

Aug 19 2010 (All day) - Aug 22 2010 (All day)

Distance: 15 km / day
Elevation Gain: 600 m (on the most strenuous day)

Please Note: Registration only by phone (1-866-313-0713).

Situated in the front ranges of the Rockies, the White Goat Wilderness is a truly unique region of protected wild spaces.  Join a small group of dedicated wilderness lovers to hike into this impressively grand area.  Camp along little-used trails for 3 nights and enjoy nature's splendor at its finest. Read more »

Posted July 30, 2010 by AEN

AWA Hike: Lakeland Camp & Hike

Aug 13 2010 (All day)

A combination of camping and hiking in the Lakeland boreal forest.

Distance: Hiking 5 - 15 km per day.
Elevation Gain: minimal

Setting up camp in the wonderous confines of Lakeland Provincial Park, we will spend two days exploring the natural wonders of Alberta's boreal forest.  On our daily excursions we will marvel at the array of plants and animals that make this part of the world a unique blend of forest and wetland.

This trip is rated as Moderate, with modest daily outings on foot. Read more »

Posted July 30, 2010 by AEN

AWA Hike: Sage Creek

Aug 7 2010 (All day)

Wander through the coulees and open spaces of this impressive south-eastern Alberta mixed grass prairie.

Distance: 7 km
Elevation Gain: minimal

Sage Creek, located near Manyberries in south-eastern Alberta, is a well-preserved mixed grass prairie environment.  In addition to the great diversity of prairie grasses and shrubs, expect to see pronghorn antelope, deer, sharptail grouse and meadowlarks.  Wander under the blue dome of the endless prairie sky. Read more »

Posted July 30, 2010 by AEN

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