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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.

Read more »

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

AWA Tuesday Talk - Bat Conservation: White-nose Syndrome and Wind Turbines

May 14 2013 - 7:00pm

with Dr. R​obert Barclay

It's a tough time to be a bat!  Come learn about two conservation issues that are posing serious challenges for bat populations: White-nose syndrome and wind turbines.  We will be joined by Dr. Robert Barclay who will discuss the consequences of these two factors on Alberta species and ecosystems.

$5 Adults, $1 Children

Location

Hillhurst Room
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted April 11, 2013 by AEN

Climb & Run for Wilderness

Apr 20 2013 (All day)

Celebrate Wild Alberta this Earth Day

Celebrate Wild Alberta this year at the Calgary Tower and the Best Earth Day Event in the West: The Alberta Wilderness Association’s 22nd Annual Climb & Run for Wilderness on April 20. People from babies in backpacks to 96 years old will be reaching new heights in support of Alberta’s wilderness legacy.

Events start at 8 a.m. and include: Read more »

Location

Calgary Tower
101 9 Ave SW
Calgary, AB

Posted April 8, 2013 by AEN

AWA Tuesday Talk: Hair Snares for Grizzly Bears — Monitoring Bears in Southwestern Alberta

Mar 26 2013 - 7:00pm

with Andrea Morehouse

Come learn about the Southwest Alberta Grizzly Bear Monitoring Project, a three year pilot project designed to non-invasively monitor grizzly bears both locally and at ecosystem scales. We will be joined by Andrea Morehouse who will speak about how the project takes advantage of a natural bear behavior—rubbing.

Cost: $5 Adults, $1 Children

Location

Hillhurst Room, AWA Office
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted February 6, 2013 by AEN

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