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Feedback on Alberta’s Biodiversity Policy Draft

Alberta's Biodiversity Policy Draft
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

Lower Athabasca Region Draft Biodiversity Management Framework
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

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

Wild Lands Advocate December 2014, Vol. 22, No. 6

2014-12-00 Vol. 22 No. 6 Wild Lands Advocate

The latest issue of the Wildlands Advocate is now available from the Alberta Wilderness Association website.


  • The Anthropocene Has Arrived
  • Shifting Ecosystems Require Shifting Priorities: Report addresses biodiversity management challenges in the face of climate change
  • Naomi Klein in Calgary
  • Climate Change: And the Surveys Say?
  • A Closer Look at Bow Basin Flood Mitigation Proposals
  • Focus: Alberta's Species-at-risk
  • Conservation Corner: When Winter Changes
  • Read more »

Posted November 7, 2014 by AEN

Public Comment Period: Recovery Strategy for the Greater Short-horned Lizard in Canada

Recovery Strategy for the Greater Short-horned Lizard (Phrynosoma hernandesi) in Canada
29 Dec 2014 (All day)

From Environment Canada:

The Government of Canada is committed to working with interested parties to ensure that species at risk are protected. The Species at Risk Act supports this commitment by providing the public with an opportunity to comment on proposed recovery documents.


Environment Canada is inviting you to comment on the proposed Recovery Strategy for the Greater Short-horned Lizard (Phrynosoma hernandesi) in Canada.

Read more »

Posted November 5, 2014 by AEN

Return of Wolves to the Beaver Hills/Elk Island Area Should be Celebrated, Not Condemned

5 Nov 2014

EDMONTON – The presence of wolves in the Beaver Hills/Elk Island area just east of Edmonton is a cause for celebration, not condemnation, says the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society’s (CPAWS) Northern Alberta chapter. Read more »

Posted November 5, 2014 by AEN

Caribou Worse Off After 10 Years of Alberta Recovery Plan

3 Nov 2014

Ten years after Alberta’s 2004-2014 woodland caribou recovery plan began, habitat disturbance keeps increasing far past limits caribou can tolerate, and populations have significantly declined. Data compiled by Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) reveals that an area ⅔ the size of Nova Scotia (over 33,000 km2) has been auctioned for new oil and gas leases in ranges across Alberta since the plan started, with no meaningful surface disturbance limits. Read more »

Posted November 3, 2014 by AEN

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