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Alberta Peace River Dam Project Cancelled By TransAlta

20 Jan 2015

On January 16, TransAlta Corporation withdrew its application to the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) for a 9 year extension of the approved construction date of its Dunvegan Hydroelectric Project, citing substantial information requests from stakeholders, a potentially long and costly hearing process, and unfavourable project economics. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) welcomes the withdrawal of the 100 MW hydro power project as positive news for local residents and the Peace’s aquatic and river valley ecosystem. Read more »

Posted January 20, 2015 by AEN

Better Environmental Management Through Monitoring 2015

Feb 17 2015 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

You’re invited to the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute’s (ABMI) 2nd annual Speakers' Series “Better Environmental Management Through Monitoring 2015”!

Join the ABMI and emcee Brian Keating (host of Going Wild!) for an engaging series of presentations and discussion at the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences lecture theatre at the University of Alberta. Read more »

Location

Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences Lecture Theatre 1-430
11455 Saskatchewan Drive (University of Alberta)
Edmonton, AB

Posted January 20, 2015 by AEN

AWA Edmonton Munch & Mingle

Jan 30 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

An informal evening to get together with old friends and meet new ones, a chance to find out what AWA is busy working on, and what’s ahead in the coming year. Board members and staff will provide a short update on our programs and initiatives.

Tickets: FREE (Please RSVP to 1-866-313-0713 or register online to let us know you are coming)

Location

Wild Earth Cafe
14238 85 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted January 20, 2015 by AEN

AWA Edmonton Talk: Namibia – Wilderness Between Two Deserts

Jan 22 2015 - 7:00pm

Wilderness Around the World Speaker Series Presents…

NAMIBIA: Wilderness Between Two Deserts
by Lu Carbyn

Namibia, about a third larger in size than Alberta, is sparsely populated with people. It’s natural history, scenery, unique fauna and flora is unparalleled anywhere else in the world. Lu Carbyn was born there and will take you on a safari tour that will show you the many dimensions of a fascinating world. Read more »

Location

Jackson Power & Electric Ltd.
9744 60 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted January 20, 2015 by AEN

Oil Sands Monitoring Symposium

Feb 24 2015 (All day) - Feb 25 2015 (All day)

The Oil Sands Monitoring Symposium will be held on February 24-25, 2015 at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta.

This two-day event will feature technical presentations on monitoring activities and results collected during the three year Joint Canada/Alberta Implementation Plan for Oil Sands Monitoring (JOSM). Scientists will present findings related to: air, water, biodiversity and wildlife health, monitoring standards and protocols, and innovative monitoring tools and techniques.

The symposium is designed for individuals interested in the scientific basis of oil sands monitoring including: environmental consultants; researchers from academic institutions, non-profit organizations, industry and government agencies; First Nations and Metis organizations; as well, students, instructors and others in the academic community and any group interested in oil sands monitoring results are encouraged to attend. 

There is no cost to attend this event; however, participants must register in advance.

Location

Shaw Conference Centre
9797 Jasper Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted December 23, 2014 by AEN

Feedback on Alberta’s Biodiversity Policy Draft

Initiative: 
Alberta's Biodiversity Policy Draft
Deadline: 
26 Jan 2015 (All day)

Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD) works with all Albertans to ensure the sustainability of our air, land, water, and biodiversity. Overarching provincial strategies exist for the management of air, land and water such as the Clean Air Strategy, the Land-use Framework, and Water for Life respectively, but there has not been an overarching policy specifically for biodiversity. Read more »

Posted December 16, 2014 by AEN

Lower Athabasca Region Draft Biodiversity Management Framework Workshop Presentations and Online Survey Reminder

Initiative: 
Lower Athabasca Region Draft Biodiversity Management Framework
Deadline: 
16 Jan 2015 (All day)

As part of implementing the Lower Athabasca Regional Plan, a draft Biodiversity Management Framework (LAR BMF) has been prepared and shared with stakeholders, municipalities, and Aboriginal communities in the region. As part of the engagement to seek feedback on the Draft LAR BMF a series of workshops  in Edmonton, Fort McMurray, and Calgary were conducted in November and December. Attached for your information is a final version of the PowerPoint slide presentations provided during those workshops. Read more »

Posted December 16, 2014 by AEN

Alberta’s Caribou under Growing Threat: CPAWS’ Annual Caribou Report

16 Dec 2014

EDMONTON — In its second annual review of governments' efforts to conserve Canada's boreal caribou, CPAWS (the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society) finds that threats from industrial development to boreal woodland caribou have continued to increase while conservation and restoration efforts have shown little progress across the country. Read more »

Posted December 16, 2014 by AEN

Conservation, Community and Education Grants

Deadline: 
26 Jan 2015 (All day)

ACA is proud to enter into its 18th year of Conservation Funding. ACA Conservation, Community and Education Grants Funding will be available for projects that contribute to healthy fish and wildlife populations, to a healthy environment for fish and wildlife in Alberta, and to the understanding, appreciation and use of that environment. This grant program will also fund projects which increase the level of attendance and awareness of outdoor opportunities, while developing knowledge and respect for conservation. Read more »

Posted December 15, 2014 by AEN

Logging Threatens Caribou and Other Sensitive Species in Iconic Wilderness Park, Highlights Need for Willmore Management Plan

13 Nov 2014

Approved and proposed logging operations immediately outside the boundary of the Willmore Wilderness Provincial Park will place  unacceptable pressure on endangered and sensitive wildlife within the park. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) calls on the Alberta government to halt logging in endangered west central caribou ranges and implement a long overdue comprehensive management plan for Willmore. Read more »

Posted November 13, 2014 by AEN

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