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AWA Tuesday Talk: Living with a Cutthroat

Oct 8 2013 - 7:00pm

with Amanda Halawell
The Westslope Cutthroat Trout has been listed as “threatened” by the provincial and federal government. Learn about their ecology and threats to Cutthroat Trout habitat. Join in a discussion of habitat restoration strategies and possible recovery of a dwindling species.

$5 Adults, $1 Children

Location

Hillhurst Room
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted October 2, 2013 by AEN

2013 Martha Kostuch Annual Wilderness and Wildlife Lecture

Oct 25 2013 - 6:00pm

With special guest speaker:

Lorraine Mitchelmore
President and Country Chair, Shell Canada Ltd.

Over much of the past century Alberta's natural environment has been caught in the grip of ever increasing resource extraction. Riches from Alberta's lands have economically benefited many here at home, nationally and internationally. But now there is growing recognition from within the province and from outside that Alberta cannot maintain its water and air quality, its arable soil base and its indigenous wildlife without major changes towards ecological sustainability. Alberta has literally raced into its present environmental predicament; now, in determining our future, how can AWA best bridge gaps and maintain forward momentum towards a goal of ecological sustainability? How will we best work with a variety of partners to secure a legacy of abundant native wildlife and natural wild spaces, of clean water and air, and the soil base we depend upon for food supply, all of these being integral parts of ecological stability? Read more »

Location

Alberta Wilderness Association
455 12 Street NW
Calgary

Posted October 2, 2013 by AEN

Federal Government Considers Extra Protection for Grizzlies

Conservation Groups Point out Benefits of Proposed Protection
26 Sep 2013

The federal government is considering an extra layer of legal protection for the country’s grizzly bears, a move supported by three Alberta-based conservation groups, including AWA.

In 2012, Canada’s Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife (COSEWIC) recommended, for the second time in a decade, that Canada’s grizzly population be designated as “Species of Special Concern” under the Species at Risk Act (SARA). Canadians have the opportunity to comment on this proposal until October 4th, 2013. Read more »

Posted September 26, 2013 by AEN

Conservation groups cautiously optimistic about Greater sage-grouse announcement

17 Sep 2013

EDMONTON – Conservation groups welcome the federal government’s announcement that it intends to introduce an emergency protection order for Canada’s endangered Greater sage-grouse, but they also caution that the devil will be in the details.  Read more »

Posted September 17, 2013 by AEN

Alberta Wetland Policy Exempts Oilsands Industry, Abandons No-Net-Loss in Prairies

10 Sep 2013

The Alberta government’s wetland policy announced today will exempt all approved and near-term foreseeable oilsands projects from wetland offsets or restoration. For prairie wetlands, the policy drops the current clear no-net-loss policy goal and exposes even the highest value unprotected wetlands to destruction. This policy will promote ongoing loss of wetlands that purify water, reduce flood and drought severity, and provide crucial wildlife habitat. Read more »

Posted September 12, 2013 by AEN

South Saskatchewan Plan Delaying Conservation

Sensitive Milk River Ridge Grasslands Open to Oil Exploration

9 Sep 2013

Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) has learned that sensitive rough fescue and mixed grasslands on the Milk River Ridge are being opened up to exploration activity in the Alberta Bakken oil play. At the same time, efforts to secure legal designation for these lands are being delayed until the Government of Alberta releases its South Saskatchewan Region Plan (SSRP). Read more »

Posted September 9, 2013 by AEN

Wild West Gala

Sep 20 2013 - 6:00pm

A Celebration of Wild Spaces and Wildlife in Alberta

2013-09-20 Wild West Gala

The 25th 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. Tickets are $110.00 for members and $125.00 for non-members. This event is a fundraiser for the Alberta Wilderness Association and is totally dependent on volunteers and sponsors from the Calgary area to present an evening to remember. Read more »

Location

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

Posted September 3, 2013 by AEN

Edmonton Solstice Swing

Jun 22 2013 - 6:00pm

A Celebration of Wildlife and Wild Spaces in Alberta

AWA invites all Edmonton members, prospective members, friends and supporters to join us at the Muttart Conservatory to mark the summer solstice. There will be entertainment, education, good friends, great food and more!

We look forward to seeing you at this great night out.

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Location

Muttart Conservatory
9626 96A Street
Edmonton, AB

Posted May 28, 2013 by AEN

Alberta Again Violates Caribou Policies With Today's Energy Leasing

24 Apr 2013

“Alberta Energy promotes caribou habitat disturbance by selling leases that drive new well sites, ignoring technology options to reduce existing footprint,” says Carolyn Campbell, AWA conservation specialist.  “In the Little Smoky range with over 95% disturbance, the government wages war on wolves and moose while encouraging more industry footprint that drives caribou population declines.” Read more »

Posted April 24, 2013 by AEN

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