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Record-setting $1,500 Fines Levied against OHV Joyriders

7 May 2015

In a recent ruling, a judge in Rocky Mountain House assessed two $1,500 fines against off-highway vehicle (OHV) users joyriding in the Clearwater River. This is the highest fine ever levied for this charge in Alberta’s history. Read more »

Posted May 7, 2015 by AEN

Conservation groups welcome new government opportunity

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

Oil and Gas Development Transforming North American Landscapes

1 May 2015

Accelerated drilling activity is transforming significant portions of North America's natural landscapes. University of Montana scientists recently released the first broad-scale evaluation of oil and gas industry impacts on landscapes across the U.S. and Canada, including Alberta.

Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) is renewing its call for development limits in sensitive forest and grassland ecosystems and for expanded protected areas networks. Read more »

Posted May 1, 2015 by AEN

Brisk Alberta Energy Lease Sales in Endangered Caribou Habitat Continue During Election

Who Will Sustainably Manage Alberta’s Forests and Wildlife?

28 Apr 2015

On April 29, in the midst of an election, the Alberta government plans another major auction of new oil and gas leases on 35,600 hectares (356 km2) of endangered mountain and boreal woodland caribou habitat, without rules to reduce surface disturbance below current excessive levels. Since September 2014 the Prentice government has auctioned over 1600 km2 of Alberta caribou ranges for oil and gas leases. Read more »

Posted April 29, 2015 by AEN

The Big Swim Book Reading and Signing

Apr 22 2015 - 7:00pm

To celebrate Earth Day, CPAWS and Audreys is hosting author Carrie Saxifrage and her new book, The Big Swim! On Wednesday, April 22nd, Audrey's will be hosting a book signing and reading with Carrie at their store. On Thursday, April 23rd, CPAWS Northern Alberta will be hosting a concert featuring a short talk by Carrie and some awesome music by Van Funk at the Yellowhead Brewery!

Location

Audrey's Books
10702 Jasper Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted April 23, 2015 by AEN

The Big Swim Concert featuring Van Funk

Apr 23 2015 - 7:00pm

To celebrate Earth Day, CPAWS and Audreys is hosting author Carrie Saxifrage and her new book, The Big Swim! On Wednesday, April 22nd, Audrey's will be hosting a book signing and reading with Carrie at their store. On Thursday, April 23rd, CPAWS Northern Alberta will be hosting a concert featuring a short talk by Carrie and some awesome music by Van Funk at the Yellowhead Brewery!

Location

Yellowhead Brewery
10229 105 Street NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted April 23, 2015 by AEN

Alberta Ecotrust Community Grants

Deadline: 
4 May 2015 (All day)

The heart of Alberta Ecotrust’s work is supporting the people and projects that effectively address Alberta’s most pressing environmental issues. We accomplish this primarily by making grants to enable Alberta environmental non-governmental organizations to more effectively deliver programs, projects, and results that advance their environmental missions within our issue priorities.

Alberta Ecotrust presently has three grant streams: Community Grants, Major Projects, and Collective Action Grants. For the year 2015 we will be accepting applications for Community Grants and Major Projects only. Applications for Community Grants will accepted in the spring with a deadline of May 4th. We will be accepting Letters of Intent for Major Projects in August.

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Posted April 15, 2015 by AEN

Grizzly Death Toll Climbs

9 Apr 2015

In what has become a sad annual tradition, Alberta’s ministry of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development has released their count of the number of grizzly bears known to have met their end in 2014. All of this year’s 19 deaths were caused by humans, underscoring the grave need for habitat protection for this threatened species. Read more »

Posted April 9, 2015 by AEN

CPAWS Northern Alberta Volunteer Training & Pub Night

Apr 2 2015 - 6:00pm

From CPAWS Northern Alberta:

Come on out and learn what CPAWS does and how you can get involved in our work!

 

This month, we'll discuss why we need greater protection for our province's headwaters!

 

  • 6pm Training - CPAWS Offices (Baker Centre, 10025 106 St NW, Suite 800)

  • 7pm Pub Night - Kelly's Pub (10156 104 ST NW)

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Locations

CPAWS Office
800 - 10025 106 Street NW (Baker Centre)
Edmonton, AB
Kelly's Pub
10156 104 Street NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted April 1, 2015 by AEN

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