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Alberta’s Provinical Parks Framework Needs Your Input

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society — Northern Alberta Chapter
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society — Calgary/Banff Chapter

October 10 Deadline

Currently, the Government of Alberta is rewriting the rules that will guide the creation and management of Provincial Parks and Protected Areas into the future.

CPAWS has been consulted on the draft Parks Planning Framework and is alarmed to find that:

  • The primary purpose of parks in environmental protection and conservation has been almost completely ignored in the draft framework and
  • There is no goal to either expand or complete Alberta’s Protected Areas system.

Please help us get it back on track— the deadline for comments on the draft Parks Planning Framework is October 10th. Read more »

Posted October 2, 2008 by Anonymous

CPAWS Monthly Meeting: Healing Environmental Despair

Oct 20 2008 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Calgary/Banff Chapter Read more »


Outdoor Resource Centre
1111 Memorial Drive NW
Calgary, AB

Posted September 27, 2008 by Anonymous

CPAWS Kananaskis Trail Care Event

Aug 9 2008 - 9:00am

Get hands on with conservation! Join the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) and fellow outdoor enthusiasts as we help maintain and care for our Kananaskis Trails.

This is great way to get outside with friends and family and have a direct, positive impact on our parks.

Tasks include maintaining culverts and ditches, hand pruning and disposal, trail condition reporting, and other trail repair.

To register or for more information email: stewardship [at] cpawscalgary [dot] org. Read more »


Specific location is TBA with registration Kananaskis, AB

Posted July 22, 2008 by Anonymous

Action Alert — Alberta's Proposed Land-use Framework Needs Your Voice

Water Matters

Deadline extended to June 23rd — submit your views now!

Who? Every Albertan
What? Take some time to fill out the Draft Land-use Framework Public Feedback Survey
When? Now! Deadline for input is June 23
Where? Online website
Why? Land-use is a key component of sustainable development. A well thought out plan is in the best interest of all stakeholders. Read more »

Posted June 23, 2008 by Anonymous

The Big Wild Launch Party

May 23 2008 - 8:00pm - 10:30pm

Join us for an evening of stunning photography, inspiring adventures, and great music.

The Big Wild

Doors 6:30, Show 7 - 9:30pm

Hosted by CPAWS Northern Alberta & Mountain Equipment Coop (MEC)

Let renowned nature photographers Marian and Robin White take you on a breathtaking tour of Alberta’s wilderness. Be captivated by the performance of Edmonton’s finest singer-songwriters, Karla Anderson and Bob Jahrig. Go orienteering on the museum grounds or check out a slack rope demonstration. Best of all, come learn what you can do to protect Canada’s wild places – like dedicating your next adventure to wilderness protection. Read more »

Posted May 9, 2008 by Anonymous

Alberta by Design Checklist: Evaluating Alberta's Land-Use Framework

Pembina Institute & Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Northern Alberta Chapter

The announcement of the Alberta government's draft Land-use Framework (LUF) is expected in May or June. This announcement will provide an opportunity for AEN members to comment on the LUF.

Rick Schneider (CPAWS Northern Alberta) and Steve Kennett (Pembina Institute) have written a 'checklist' for evaluating the LUF. This checklist is intended to assist ENGOs, landowner groups and other allies in developing their responses to the government's LUF announcement.

The checklist and a background paper released in February (Alberta by Design: Blueprint for an Effective Land-Use Framework) are available at and Read more »

Posted April 8, 2008 by Anonymous

CPAWS Calgary/Banff Chapter Meeting: Wildlife Corridors

Jun 9 2008 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

CPAWS Calgary/Banff Chapter

Monthly Chapter Meetings

A new presentation on conservation or environmental issues every month.

Free Admission, everyone welcome! Read more »


Mountain Equipment Co-op Calgary Store
830 10 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB

Posted April 3, 2008 by Anonymous

Boreal Market News

Volume 6; Issue 3: March 31, 2008

Published by CPAWS – Northern Alberta Chapter

  1. Staples Switches to Recycled, Sustainable Paper for Customer Copying, Printing
    The office supplies giant announced this week it will start using 50 percent post-consumer recycled content paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) for black and white copy and print jobs.
  2. Launches ‘Do Not Mail’ Campaign to Stop Junk Mail
    The production of the 100 billion pieces of junk mail that Americans annually receive requires more than 100 million trees, while producing as much global warming emissions as 3.7 million cars. Moreover, this deforestation is occurring in forests that play vital roles in the fight against climate change: the Canadian Boreal and Indonesian Tropical Forest.
  3. Socially Responsible Investment Firm Calvert Commits to Boreal Protection
    One of the largest socially and environmentally responsible mutual fund companies in the U.S. announced today they will fully support the protection of Canada’s Boreal Forest by adopting the Boreal Forest Conservation Framework (the Framework) and joining the Boreal Leadership Council.

Boreal Market News is a publication of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Edmonton Chapter. Our intent is to provide information to decision makers on new developments in forest management, focusing on changing market forces. For more information or to be added or removed from the mailing list contact the Editor, Helene Walsh, at: helene_w [at] telus [dot] net
Read more »

Posted April 2, 2008 by Anonymous

Earth Hour - Saturday 8:00pm

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society — Calgary/Banff Chapter

As many of you know, World Wildlife Fund is asking people around the globe to take stand against climate change by turning out the lights tomorrow night at 8:00 PM. See for more details.

We at CPAWS join in this call and urge all of our supporters to participate. The action in itself will not save much energy, but it will be strong demonstration to the governments and industries of the world that people want change, and that all of us are in this together. The Earth Hour movement has been endorsed by many leading companies and cities, including the City of Calgary. Read more »

Posted March 28, 2008 by Anonymous

Alberta’s Land and Resource Management System Broken

New report lays out blueprint for land use framework

Pembina InstituteCanadian Parks and Wilderness Society

Feb 21, 2008 — The Government of Alberta’s approach to land and resource management has led the province down a path of unsustainable development. A new report by the Pembina Institute and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) proposes a blueprint for improving Albertans’ quality of life and ensuring environmental sustainability. Read more »

Posted February 21, 2008 by Anonymous

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