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Castle Forests in Peril; Restoration Required

7 Sep 2016

 

Global Forest Watch Canada’s (GFWC) newly released study indicates that the remaining intact forests in the proposed Castle Provincial Park have been significantly reduced.  Between 2000 and 2015, 76% of the forests became disturbed landscapes and are no longer secure habitat and watersheds. Read more »

Posted September 7, 2016 by AEN

Still Waiting for the Castle Parks

6 Sep 2016

Pincher Creek, Alberta — On September 4, 2015, the Government of Alberta announced its intention to fully protect the Castle area in southwestern Alberta as a Provincial and Wildland Provincial Park. Read more »

Posted September 6, 2016 by AEN

OHVs and the Castle Parks – Are They In or Out?

19 Jul 2016

That’s the crucial conservation question left begging in a newly-released document on what Alberta Environment and Parks expects in a draft management plan for the Castle Parks. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) and the Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition (CCWC) would like the Minister to answer the question definitively and commit unequivocally to the management plan’s vision: “Conservation of nature will be the primary, overriding objective of both parks.” Read more »

Posted July 19, 2016 by AEN

9th Annual West Castle Wetlands Ecological Reserve Weed Pull

Jul 25 2016 - 9:30am

Bring a digging tool, drinking water, lunch and insect repellent. If you want to work both sides of the river, please bring water shoes. We are making a difference on the battle against the invasive species. Many hands make light work — come and join us to protect the ecological reserve and enjoy the company of other like-minded workers.

Meet at the Castle Mountain Resort parking lot at 9:30 am. Following the weed pull there will be a BBQ at the T-Bar Pub.

Please RSVP to Wendy Rayn 403-627-4106 or Heidi Eijgel 403-627-1152

Location

West Castle Wetlands Ecological Reserve, AB

Posted July 18, 2016 by AEN

Abuse of Sensitive Castle Landscapes Not Defensible

18 May 2016

Illegal use during the recent province-wide OHV ban is a symptom of ongoing abuse within the area that will become the Castle parks. A recent stewardship report by the Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition (CCWC) reveals an incident requiring RCMP intervention when individuals illegally entered an area closed to Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) use according to the Castle Access Management Plan. This was particularly egregious given the province-wide OHV ban at the time. Read more »

Posted May 18, 2016 by AEN

Alberta conservation group asks why taxpayer’s money spent repairing off-highway vehicle (OHV) trails that will now have to be removed

16 Feb 2016

Pincher Creek — The Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition (CCWC) is asking why the Government of Alberta continued to spend money repairing and entrenching off-highway vehicle (OHV) trails in what is to become the Castle Provincial Park when OHVs aren’t allowed in provincial parks. Read more »

Posted February 16, 2016 by AEN

Conservation Community Calls for Swift Action to Protect Alberta’s Headwaters

25 Jan 2016

Representing tens of thousands of members and supporters across the province, Alberta’s conservation community is today calling for strict limits on off-highway vehicles (OHVs) on public lands, and a ban on OHVs in parks and protected areas across Alberta’s Eastern Slopes. Read more »

Posted January 26, 2016 by AEN

Wine & Wilderness (proceeds support Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition)

Nov 26 2015 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Wine & Wilderness is your chance to sample some premium wine and craft beer samples, get your name in for a door prize ($50 CrossIron Mills gift certificate), receive a discount on your Christmas wine purchases, and...most importantly...toast the great outdoors and celebrate our love of trees, water, bugs, mountains and all those big animals we like to see from a distance! Read more »

Location

5 Vines Wine, Craft Beer & Spirits
215 12 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB

Posted November 16, 2015 by russ

Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition Annual General Meeting

May 30 2015 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Please join the Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition for our Annual General Meeting, Saturday May 30. The business meeting of the AGM will begin at 10:00 AM. Once the business is completed a representative from Alberta Tourism Parks and Recreation will speak with us on the SSRP designations, followed by lunch.  Read more »

Location

MD of Pincher Creek, AB

Posted May 12, 2015 by AEN

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