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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.

Features

  • 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

AWA Tuesday Talk: Journey to Lakeland — Alberta's Boreal Beauty

May 4 2010 - 7:00pm

A Pictorial Voyage to the Lakes and Trails of Alberta’s Lakeland

Join Carolyn Campbell for a pictorial voyage to the lakes and trails of the Lakeland region east of Lac La Biche, Alberta.  A sampling of plants, animals and human activities in this exceptionally beautiful wilderness area.  Many of the images will be the results of work provided by local Edmonton photographers.

Carolyn Campbell is a Conservation Specialist with the Alberta Wilderness Association. Read more »

Location

Strathcona Branch Library
8331 104 Street NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted March 25, 2010 by Anonymous

Climb and Run for Wilderness

Apr 17 2010 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Climb and Run for Wilderness is Alberta Wilderness Association's annual Earth Day celebration at the Calgary Tower.  Participants collect sponsorship money to allow them the unique opportunity to climb the 802 stairs inside the Calgary Tower.  You can climb as an individual or in a team of four, as many times as you wish.  It is a great opportunity to get some exercise, learn about wilderness and wildlife conservation work in Alberta, win some outstanding prizes and have lots of fun.  Read more »

Location

Calgary Tower
Calgary, AB

Posted March 25, 2010 by Anonymous

Suffield National Wildlife Area — Conservation Makes Economic Sense

12 Mar 2010

As shale gas discoveries greatly expand already abundant reserves of natural gas, the economics of EnCana's application to drill an additional 1,275 gas wells within Suffield National Wildlife Area are becoming ever more questionable. The Suffield Coalition has long argued that it would be economically imprudent and not in the public interest to approve EnCana's application. In June, EnCana announced it was shutting in gas wells because of low demand and prices, so the time may be just right for EnCana to abandon further drilling within Suffield National Wildlife Area. Read more »

Posted March 12, 2010 by Anonymous

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