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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

Grizzly Relocation Demonstrates that Recovery is Everyone’s Responsibility

28 Jun 2012

Canmore, AB – A grizzly sow and her three cubs were relocated from the Bow Valley Wednesday June 27, 2012 after several days of provincial officials attempting to keep the bear family away from the Town of Canmore. Officials from Solicitor General, Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, Tourism Parks and Recreation, had literally spent days using a subtle hazing process to steer the family away from Canmore and back into their normal home range in Kananaskis Country. Read more »

Posted June 28, 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

Y2Y Speaker Series— Crossing the Flathead: The Wolverine Way

Feb 23 2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

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 »

Location

Karsten Discovery Centre
Calgary Zoo
Calgary, AB

Posted February 2, 2012 by AEN

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 »

Location

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 »

Location

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

Location

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

Posted August 22, 2011 by AEN

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