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Alberta’s New Water Plan Pulls Back on Prior Environmental Promises

18 Dec 2014

Alberta's Water Conversation Action Plan released yesterday outlines intended actions on four water topics the government discussed with Albertans in early 2013. While committing to improve lake health and strengthen groundwater protection from fracking, the overall plan falls short of 2009 Water for Life Action Plan commitments to improve aquatic ecosystem health. Read more »

Posted December 18, 2014 by AEN

Logging Threatens Caribou and Other Sensitive Species in Iconic Wilderness Park, Highlights Need for Willmore Management Plan

13 Nov 2014

Approved and proposed logging operations immediately outside the boundary of the Willmore Wilderness Provincial Park will place  unacceptable pressure on endangered and sensitive wildlife within the park. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) calls on the Alberta government to halt logging in endangered west central caribou ranges and implement a long overdue comprehensive management plan for Willmore. Read more »

Posted November 13, 2014 by AEN

Obed Mine Spill One Year Later: Groups Call for Charges to be Laid, Impacts Disclosed

12 Nov 2014

It has been a year since the Obed Mountain Coal Mine disaster. The mine was owned at the time by Sherritt International but has since been purchased by Westmoreland Coal Company. The breach of a containment pond spilled 670 million litres of toxic tailings into the Athabasca River and its tributaries. Five weeks later this plume of contaminated water had worked its way through the Peace Athabasca Delta and into the North West Territories. Read more »

Posted November 13, 2014 by AEN

Wild Lands Advocate December 2014, Vol. 22, No. 6

2014-12-00 Vol. 22 No. 6 Wild Lands Advocate

The latest issue of the Wildlands Advocate is now available from the Alberta Wilderness Association website.

Features

  • The Anthropocene Has Arrived
  • Shifting Ecosystems Require Shifting Priorities: Report addresses biodiversity management challenges in the face of climate change
  • Naomi Klein in Calgary
  • Climate Change: And the Surveys Say?
  • A Closer Look at Bow Basin Flood Mitigation Proposals
  • Focus: Alberta's Species-at-risk
  • Conservation Corner: When Winter Changes
  • Read more »

Posted November 7, 2014 by AEN

Caribou Worse Off After 10 Years of Alberta Recovery Plan

3 Nov 2014

Ten years after Alberta’s 2004-2014 woodland caribou recovery plan began, habitat disturbance keeps increasing far past limits caribou can tolerate, and populations have significantly declined. Data compiled by Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) reveals that an area ⅔ the size of Nova Scotia (over 33,000 km2) has been auctioned for new oil and gas leases in ranges across Alberta since the plan started, with no meaningful surface disturbance limits. Read more »

Posted November 3, 2014 by AEN

Climb and Run for Wilderness

Apr 26 2014 (All day)

On April 26 bring the whole family to join the Alberta Wilderness Association at the Climb and Run for Wilderness. Participants have the chance to climb the 802 stairs of the Calgary Tower, see the murals of the “tallest gallery in the west” and raise money to protect Wild Alberta. Each year almost 2,000 people, from babies in backpacks to 94 years old take part and support Alberta’s wilderness legacy and the conservation and education work that goes into protecting it. Read more »

Location

Calgary Tower
Calgary, AB

Posted April 3, 2014 by AEN

Conserving Alberta’s Biodiversity in the Face of Climate Change

Apr 7 2014 - 7:00pm

with Dr. Rick Schneider

Because of global warming we must re-imagine what the goal of maintaining biodiversity means and how it can be achieved in a world of constant change.  In this presentation Dr. Schneider will summarize recent climate projections for Alberta and describe how ecosystems and species are expected to respond.  He will also provide an overview of new climate-ready conservation objectives and management options for adapting to change. Read more »

Location

Jackson Power & Electric Ltd.
9744 60 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted February 27, 2014 by AEN

AWA Tuesday Talk: Great Divide Trail

Mar 25 2014 - 7:00pm

Join Dave Hockey and Wayne Marshall of the Great Divide Trail Association, to learn about the Great Divide Trail and get information on how to become a Volunteer Trail Builder this summer! A chance to get involved in clearing trails, designing switchbacks, cutting fallen trees, and blazing paths. The Great Divide Trail Association provides all of the tools and training on a 4-day trail-building excursion in the magnificent Canadian Rocky Mountains!

Cost: $5.00

Location

AWA Building
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted February 27, 2014 by AEN

The Loss of Biodiversity and Why it Matters to Us?

Mar 4 2014 - 7:00pm

The Loss of Biodiversity Posterwith Gus Yaki

The ever increasing number of species that are rapidly declining should be a wake-up call that all in not well with this world. Coal miners used to take canaries into the mine with them.

Read more »

Location

Hillhurst Room
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted January 13, 2014 by AEN

Music for the Wild — Clea Roddick and Blue Rambler

Feb 1 2014 - 7:00pm

Music for the Wild PosterStart the new year off with a night of excellent tunes by some talented musicians!

  • Music at 7:30pm, doors open at 7:00 pm
  • Tickets: $20.00

Location

455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted January 13, 2014 by AEN

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