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Business as Usual as ERCB OKs Kananaskis Sour Gas Pipeline

10 Jun 2010

A twenty-month-long hearing process held by the Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) into a major new sour gas development proposal in Kananaskis Country resulted in little more than a rubber stamp, and business as usual. ERCB’s June 6 Decision 2010-022 gives the go-ahead for Petro Canada (now Suncor) to drill 11 new sour gas wells, and build a 37-kilometer pipeline through land recently recognized by the Alberta government as Nationally Significant. Approval comes despite considerable opposition to the proposal from local landowners, environmentalists and First Nations. Read more »

Posted June 10, 2010 by AEN

New Report Shows the Province is Not Doing Enough to Protect and Recover Alberta’s Threatened Grizzly Bears

The Alberta government is not following its own recovery plan to protect the province’s grizzly bear population, which will likely lead to population decline

28 May 2010

A new report analyzing current recovery efforts in Alberta indicates that the provincial government is not doing enough to protect one of the most threatened grizzly bear populations in North America. Recent research indicates that the grizzly bear population in Alberta is small and may be declining due to expanding networks of industrial access roads and the high levels of human-caused mortality that accompany them.

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Posted May 28, 2010 by AEN

Wild About Wilderness Gala

Jun 3 2010 - 6:30pm

Wild About 

An evening with AWA board and staff.

Please join us for an evening reception at the Royal Glenora Club with guest speaker Richard Secord:

Green Law - Legal Precedents for Environmental Protection.

Richard’s lecture will address the key environmentally significant cases decided in Alberta in the last 20 years. Read more »


Royal Glenora Club
11160 River Valley Road
Edmonton, AB

Posted May 14, 2010 by AEN

Wildlands Advocate Vol. 18 No. 2

The April 2010 issue of Wildlands Advocate (Vol. 18 No. 2) is available for download from the AWA website.


  • Understanding the Ecology of Mountain Goats: The Long-Term Study of Caw Ridge
  • Research Without Results
  • Wolverines: Putting the Wild into Wilderness
  • Celebrating the Snakes of Alberta
  • Endangered Species Under Alberta’s Wildlife Act: Effective Legal Protection?
  • Livestock Grazing in the Castle’s Front Range Canyons
  • 2010 Update on Skoki

Posted May 4, 2010 by Anonymous

Recall of Grizzly Recovery Team: Cause for Optimism or Just More Hot Air?

22 Apr 2010

A temporary recall of Alberta’s Grizzly Bear Recovery Team could be the long-awaited first step on the road to recovery for the province’s beleaguered grizzlies, or could alternatively be nothing more than a public relations exercise. Read more »

Posted April 22, 2010 by Anonymous

Climb and Run for Wilderness 2010 an outstanding success!

17 Apr 2010

An estimated 1,500 climbers brought forth their wild side today in support of Alberta's wildlife and wilderness at the 19th annual Earth Day celebration held at the Calgary Tower. Participants came from as far as Tampa, Florida and Vancouver, B.C.

Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) played host to the 19th Annual Climb & Run for Wilderness. "Truly the Best Earth Day Event in the West, and a celebration of Alberta's wildlife and wild spaces, this event attracted the largest crowds ever, and the widest range of people, corporations and supporters. The day was filled with the knowledge that we can truly make a difference," says AWA Executive Director Christyann Olson. Read more »

Posted April 17, 2010 by Anonymous

Let the Climb Begin! Climb & Run for Wilderness

16 Apr 2010

Climb & Run for Wilderness
at the Calgary Tower (101 – 9th Ave. S.W.)

Saturday, April 17, 2010. 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

On Saturday April 17, more than 1,000 Calgarians of all ages are expected to attend the 19th Annual Climb & Run for Wilderness at the Calgary Tower. Hosted by Alberta Wilderness Association, this is Calgary’s premier Earth Day celebration, where participants take this unique opportunity to climb the 802 stairs to the top of the Calgary Tower. Read more »

Posted April 16, 2010 by Anonymous

Warm-Up Time for Calgary Tower Climbers

14 Apr 2010

On stairwells all around the city, enthusiastic climbers are brushing off the winter cobwebs and warming up those leg muscles, getting ready to climb to the top of the Calgary Tower this coming Saturday.

Saturday April 17 is, of course, the date for the city’s premier Earth Day celebration, the Annual Climb & Run for Wilderness, hosted by Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA). There are now just four days to go until the Tower will open to people of all ages and abilities, who will scale the stairs, all 802 of them, in support of Alberta’s beautiful wild lands, wild waters and wildlife. Read more »

Posted April 14, 2010 by Anonymous

Humans Killing Too Many Grizzlies in Alberta

30 Mar 2010

Human caused deaths of grizzly bears in Alberta reached unsustainable levels in 2009. Alberta Sustainable Resource Development (SRD) reported that 17 grizzly bears were killed by humans in 2009 and almost that many again were relocated.

Human caused deaths of grizzly bears in Alberta reached unsustainable levels in 2009. Alberta Sustainable Resource Development (SRD) reported that 17 grizzly bears were killed by humans in 2009 and almost that many again were relocated. Scientific research indicates that unknown poaching kills likely accounted for an additional five to eight undocumented grizzly bear mortalities. Conservationists are calling on the Alberta government to immediately list the grizzly bear as Threatened under Alberta’s Wildlife Act; increase habitat security by protecting critical habitat and reducing open route densities in grizzly bear range; and increase funding to public education programs that aim to reduce human-bear conflict.  Read more »

Posted March 31, 2010 by Anonymous

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