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Y2Y Speaker Series— Crossing the Flathead: The Wolverine Way

Feb 22 2012 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Presentation – Stories – Discussion – Door Prizes

Join National Geographic explorer and author of ‘The Wolverine Way' Douglas Chadwick for an evening of compelling storytelling about the fierce, feisty and endangered wolverine. Read more »


Canmore Collegiate High School
Canmore, AB

Posted February 2, 2012 by AEN

CPAWS Wild Soiree 2011

Nov 24 2011 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

We are thrilled to announce the CPAWS Wild Soiree on Thursday, November 24th, 2011. The Soiree is a fundraiser for our chapter and a celebration of our annual Capture the Wild Photography Contest with this year’s theme, International Year of Forests.  Read more »


Gerry Thomas Art Gallery
602 11 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB

Posted November 14, 2011 by AEN

Southwest Alberta groups release new recommendations for sustainable forest management

25 Oct 2011

Today sees the release of a new report, Sustainable Forests, Sustainable Communities: The Future of Alberta’s Southwestern Forests. Citizens and associations from communities throughout southwestern Alberta have joined together to document serious concerns with current industrial-scale logging practices, and present an alternative vision for the management of Alberta's southwestern forests. Read more »

Posted October 25, 2011 by AEN

Open Letter: Water for Alberta's Rivers

13 Oct 2011

Dear Albertans:

We believe you understand the value of water and the need to use water wisely. That is why so many of you have participated in Alberta’s Water for Life Strategy, providing guidance to decision-makers about how we use and manage our water resources.

The goals of the Water for Life Strategy are:

  • Safe, secure drinking water
  • Healthy aquatic ecosystems
  • Reliable, quality water supplies for a sustainable economy
  • Read more »

Posted October 13, 2011 by AEN

Moratorium on motorized access necessary for grizzly survival

19 Sep 2011

CALGARY -  Industrial and public motorized access routes in grizzly bear habitat greatly exceed thresholds recommended in the Alberta government’s official Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan. This issue is so critical that several Alberta Conservation organizations are calling for an immediate moratorium on new roads. Read more »

Posted September 19, 2011 by AEN

CPAWS Southern Alberta Chapter AGM

Sep 13 2011 - 7:00pm

We are inviting the public to the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Southern Alberta Chapter's AGM on September 13th. The evening will feature Ben Gadd as our guest presenter. He will be speaking on:

Why We Head for the Woods, and Why I Love My Job

Modern-day humans crave the landscapes of the distant past


Kahanoff Conference Centre
Suite 200 - 1202 Centre Street SE
Calgary, AB

Posted August 22, 2011 by AEN

CPAWS Capture the Wild Photography Contest

Oct 23 2011 - 11:59pm

CPAWS Southern Alberta has launched our annual Capture the Wild Photography Contest with this year’s theme “The International Year of Forests.” This photography contest is designed to raise awareness and funds in support of CPAWS and Alberta’s wilderness conservation. CPAWS invites photographers of all ages to capture the beauty of Canada’s wild spaces.

Read more »

Posted August 22, 2011 by AEN

Motorized Access Levels in the Ghost Too High for Grizzlies

10 Aug 2011

 Motorized access density in southern Alberta’s Ghost Watershed is more than three times that officially recorded by the Alberta government, and more than four times the maximum recommended in the province’s Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan says a new report released August 8. Motorized access levels in bear habitat strongly correspond to high mortality rates for grizzly bears. Read more »

Posted August 11, 2011 by AEN

Grizzly Bear Deaths Too High in the Castle Region

Rally Planned to Protest Logging

7 Jun 2011

New Alberta Government data obtained by conservationists show that Grizzly Bears in Alberta’s Castle region are dying at an unsustainable rate. In 2010, 5 grizzly bears out of a population of 51 died in the Castle region and one was trapped and relocated out of it. These six bears represent 11.8 percent of the population lost to the region in a single year. This is added to the 5 bears were lost to the population (four killed and one relocated) in 2009. Read more »

Posted June 8, 2011 by AEN

International pressure mounting to protect Alberta’s Castle wilderness

Clearcut logging threatens Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park
9 May 2011

CALGARY — The international conservation community warns that Alberta’s population of grizzly bears is in increasingly dire straits in the Castle wilderness just north of the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. As a result, clear-cut logging slated for the Castle this summer is receiving international scrutiny. Read more »

Posted May 9, 2011 by AEN

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