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AWA Tuesday Talk: A New Era for Wolves and People

Nov 24 2009 - 7:00pm

With Marco Musiani, PhD.

Just published, “A New Era for Wolves and People” is a book that is not only about wolves and their management, but is also very much about humans and our attitudes towards them.  Edited by Marco and his colleagues Luigi Boitani and Paul Paquet, the book’s contributors include recognized scientists and other wolf experts who introduce new and sometimes controversial findings. Read more »

Location

AWA Office
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted October 27, 2009 by Anonymous

Music for the Wild: The Tragically Hick

Nov 14 2009 - 7:00pm

The Alberta Wilderness Association is proud to present classic and modern bluegrass by The Tragically Hick .

Opening Act: John Reid & Blaine Hrabi.

Tickets $15 at www.albertawilderness.ca/events

 

Doors Open 7:00
Music Starts 7:30

Location

AWA Office
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted October 27, 2009 by Anonymous

Tough Choices Ahead for South Saskatchewan Regional Plan

15 Oct 2009

If the quality of our environment in Southern Alberta is to be maintained in future, then the province's South Saskatchewan Regional Plan will have to make some hard choices in determining limits and thresholds to human activity.

This is the principal finding in a new Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) report released today. The report, Conservation Recommendations for the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan, makes a series of recommendations to the South Saskatchewan Regional Advisory Council, as the Alberta government's Land‐Use Framework planning process begins to unfold in southern Alberta. Read more »

Posted October 20, 2009 by Anonymous

AWA Tuesday Talk: How Beavers Battled Drought and Won!

Nov 10 2009 - 7:00pm

with Dr. Glynnis Hood

With climate change and development speeding up the rate of wetland loss in Alberta, beavers might be helping us more than we think.

Dr. Glynnis Hood is an assistant professor in Environmental Science at the University of Alberta, Augustana Campus. Her research focus includes wetland ecology, human-wildlife interactions, and resource management. Read more »

Location

AWA Office
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted October 16, 2009 by Anonymous

Alberta Wilderness and Wildlife Trust Annual Lecture & Awards

Nov 20 2009 - 6:00pm

Green Law: Legal Precedents for Environmental Protection

with Richard Secord

AWA is proud to present the 2009 Martha Kostuch Annual Wilderness & Wildlife Lecturer, Richard Secord. Richard’s lecture will address the key environmentally significant cases that have been decided in Alberta in the last 20 years. Read more »

Location

AWA Office
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted October 16, 2009 by Anonymous

AWA Tuesday Talk: Red Deer River Journey

Oct 20 2009 - 7:00pm

With Phil French & Carolyn Campbell

Join Phil and Carolyn on a video journey from the headwaters of the Red Deer River to its confluence with the South Saskatchewan. From mountains to badlands, experience the beauty and the diversity as you travel along this major, but often overlooked, Alberta river. Read more »

Location

AWA Office
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted October 14, 2009 by Anonymous

Alberta government urged to stand fast on grizzly hunt suspension

26 Aug 2009

Alberta environmentalists (including Alberta Wilderness Associatiion, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Sierra Club Canada and UTSB Research) are hoping that the Alberta government will resist concerted lobbying efforts to introduce a spring grizzly bear hunt. Rather the government should heed the advice of its own scientists, who have consistently emphasized that such a hunt would not be sustainable. Read more »

Posted September 1, 2009 by Anonymous

Landmark court victory forces government to protect endangered species habitat

Precedent-setting decision gives Canada’s endangered sage-grouse and other species at risk a chance at recovery
13 Jul 2009

Vancouver, BC — Environmentalists are celebrating the first decisive victory for endangered species since the unveiling of Canada's Species at Risk Act in 2003. On Thursday (July 9) a federal court judge in Vancouver ruled that the federal Minister of the Environment, Jim Prentice, broke the law by refusing to identify critical habitat in a recovery plan for the endangered greater sage-grouse. Read more »

Posted July 14, 2009 by Anonymous

Environment Week Kicks off with Sage-grouse Court Battle

Government has no excuse for ignoring habitat of well-studied Prairie bird, groups say
2 Jun 2009

To stop the disappearance of one of the Prairie's most iconic species, six conservation groups are in federal court today arguing a lawsuit against the federal Minister of Environment, Jim Prentice, for refusing to identify critical habitat for the endangered greater sage-grouse. Read more »

Posted June 2, 2009 by russ

Gutting the Navigable Waters Protection Act: What it means for our rivers

Mar 5 2009 - 7:00pm

Public Event sponsored by Water Matters and Alberta Wilderness Association

Speakers

  • Barry Robinson, Ecojustice Canada
  • Tony Palmer, Canadian Rivers Network

When: Thursday, March 5 at 7:00 pm
Where: 455 12 Street NW Calgary, Alberta
Office of the Alberta Wilderness Association (please park in rear or north of 5th and 12 st NW). For map: http://www.alterawilderness.ca/contact.htm Read more »

Posted February 27, 2009 by Anonymous

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