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Conservation Groups Welcome the Opportunity to Protect the Castle Special Place

7 May 2015

Conservation groups that have been working for decades to protect the most ecologically important area in south-western Alberta, the Castle, look forward to working with the newly elected Alberta government to fulfill their environmental promise of protecting the entire region as a Wildland Park. Read more »

Posted May 7, 2015 by AEN

8th Annual Great Canadian Shoreline Clean Up

Sep 23 2014 - 10:00am

Join the Castle‐Crown Wilderness Coalition on September 23rd, 10:00 AM, at the boat dock at Beaver Mines Lake. Dress for the weather, don’t forget your hat and bring sunscreen, bug spray, water, and a bag lunch. Everyone is welcome to participate. Join us for an environmental clean up and help us keep our shoreline bright and beautiful.

Registration is requested but not required. To register call Carolyn at 403-627‐5059 or Wendy at 403-627‐4106.

Location

Boat Dock Beaver Mines Lake, AB

Posted September 9, 2014 by AEN

7th Annual West Castle Wetland Ecological Reserve Weed Pull

Jul 23 2014 - 8:30am

 

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Presented by:
  • Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition
  • Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation
Weed Pull Flyer
Meet:
  • 8:30am at the Castle Mountain Resort parking lot
Bring:
  • digging tool,
  • drinking water,
  • lunch,
  • insect repellent and
  • cup, utensils and plate for the BBQ.
  • If you are trained to use it, bring bear spray and holster.
Wear:
  • sunscreen,
  • a hat and
  • dress for the weather.

Location

(meet at the Castle Mountain Resort parking lot)
West Castle Wetlands, AB

Posted July 7, 2014 by AEN

Castle Wilderness News, Vol. 23, No. 2, December 2013

The Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition has published the latest issue of Castle Wilderness News

Contents

  • Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan a Major Disappointment
  • Syncline Castle Trails Association
  • Interpretive Kiosk
  • Executive Director's Report
  • Table Mountain Hike

Posted November 21, 2013 by AEN

Weavers Headwater Havens Conservation Report

Oct 1 2013 - 7:00pm

Some of the best-known National and Provincial Parks in the world are set in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta. In the midst of international acclaim for these spectacular Parks, however, the area between them has been overlooked by all but a few. Read more »

Location

Lebel Mansion Board Room
696 Kettles Street
Pincher Creek, AB

Posted September 27, 2013 by AEN

Just $20 per Truckload of Non-merchantable Timber for Castle Clearcut Trees

21 Aug 2012

Pincher Creek, AB - Twenty dollars. That’s how much grizzly bear habitat and trout spawning streams are worth to the Alberta Government. Twenty dollars is the amount of money that the Alberta government receives in royalties for each truckload of non-merchantable timber removed from the Castle. Read more »

Posted August 21, 2012 by AEN

Castle Logging Decision Ignored Fish & Wildlife, and Alberta Public

Details Revealed in Newly-released Freedom of Information Documents

14 Aug 2012

ALBERTA - Newly-released documents reveal that the Alberta government’s decision to go ahead with deeply unpopular clearcut logging in the Castle Special Place, west of Pincher Creek, Alberta – despite widespread public opposition – was made by Forestry staff in a seeming vacuum. Fish and Wildlife staff were given minimal opportunity for input, and documents show that input was ignored. Extensive public opposition to the logging, which saw rallies, a protest camp and even arrests, was also discounted. Read more »

Posted August 14, 2012 by AEN

Group Sues Government over Castle Logging

18 Apr 2012

Arguing that there was a reasonable expectation that the Castle Special Place would be protected, and that no proper consultation was carried out when the Alberta government decided to allow logging in that sensitive watershed, the Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition and a group of local citizens announced today that they are initiating a judicial review of the government’s decision to allow clear cut logging. “In 1993, the Natural Resources Conservation Board recommended that the Castle be protected,” said Gord Petersen, speaking on behalf of the applicants. Read more »

Posted April 17, 2012 by AEN

Over a hundred attend Valentine’s Day Rallies in Support of Forests

14 Feb 2012

Calgary, Edmonton, AB: More than 170 people attended rallies today in Calgary and Edmonton to send a strong message to the Government of Alberta: Albertans love their forests and don’t want the heart of protected areas like the Castle Special Place or poplar trail systems in Bragg Creek to be logged. Read more »

Posted February 14, 2012 by AEN

History being made in Alberta: Picket-line prevents clear-cutting in Castle protected area for 16th day

Picket-line counter posts site where locals & outfitter continue to hold back clear-cutting in Castle protected area
26 Jan 2012

Beaver Mines: Located on the way to Castle Mountain Resort in the Castle Special Management Area of southwest Alberta, locals, businesses and outdoor enthusiasts will be counter posting the site today with the Alberta Government's decision and map designating the area as a Special Place protected area. (Document attached or is on government webstite http://alberta.ca/home/NewsFrame.cfm?ReleaseID=/acn/199803/5992.html , except for the original map with the decision.) It's no Read more »

Posted January 27, 2012 by AEN

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