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The Loss of Biodiversity and Why it Matters to Us?

Mar 4 2014 - 7:00pm

The Loss of Biodiversity Posterwith Gus Yaki

The ever increasing number of species that are rapidly declining should be a wake-up call that all in not well with this world. Coal miners used to take canaries into the mine with them.

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Location

Hillhurst Room
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted January 13, 2014 by AEN

Music for the Wild — Clea Roddick and Blue Rambler

Feb 1 2014 - 7:00pm

Music for the Wild PosterStart the new year off with a night of excellent tunes by some talented musicians!

  • Music at 7:30pm, doors open at 7:00 pm
  • Tickets: $20.00

Location

455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted January 13, 2014 by AEN

Conserving Alberta’s Biodiversity in the Face of Climate Change

Feb 21 2014 - 7:00pm

with Dr. Rick Schneider

Because of global warming we must re-imagine what the goal of maintaining biodiversity means and how it can be achieved in a world of constant change.  In this presentation Dr. Schneider will summarize recent climate projections for Alberta and describe how ecosystems and species are expected to respond.  He will also provide an overview of new climate-ready conservation objectives and management options for adapting to change. 

Cost: $5.00

Location

Stanley A. Milner Public Library
7 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, AB

Posted January 13, 2014 by AEN

Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan Information Session

Jan 13 2014 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

From the EVDS website:

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) and EVDS will host an information session to encourage public feedback on a plan intended to balance the environmental, economic, and cultural well-being of the province.

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Location

Professional Faculties Building, Room 2165
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB

Posted January 10, 2014 by AEN

AWA calls on the Alberta Government to take a stronger conservation stance for the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan

9 Jan 2014

With the comment period soon ending on January 15, 2014, Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) has sent official recommendations to the Alberta government in response to the Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan (SSRP). After extensively reviewing the draft, AWA has serious concerns with the draft and wants significant changes in the final SSRP. Although there are positive strategic directions in the draft indicating a need for a cumulative effects management approach, land use tradeoffs and sufficient headwater and biodiversity protection are largely absent. Read more »

Posted January 9, 2014 by AEN

Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan Information Session

Jan 12 2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

The Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan (SSRP) is a land-use plan for the South Saskatchewan River basin area of Southern Alberta. This region covers ~13% of Alberta’s land area and is home to 45% of Alberta’s population, including Calgary. The land use plan will determine how we use our land and waters for industry, environment and recreation for decades to come. The public comment period on the plan is open until JANUARY 15. Read more »

Location

Mountain Equipment Co-op Community Room
830 10 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB

Posted January 8, 2014 by AEN

Emergency Order Essential First Step in Sage-grouse Recovery

6 Jan 2014

Sage-grouse recovery must remain focused on getting habitat right so the birds can recover. Postponing the Emergency Order for the Protection of the Greater Sage-grouse as requested by the City of Medicine Hat and LGX Oil and Gas Inc. would delay recovery and be counterproductive. Read more »

Posted January 7, 2014 by AEN

Conservation Easements Web Resource for Landowners

The Miistakis Institute has launched a new web based resource about conservation easements for landowners (www.rockies.ca/ce_guide/index.php). This web resource is available to any interested landowners or others wanting to know more about this innovative conservation Read more »

Posted December 16, 2013 by AEN

New Roads, Cutblocks and Wells Undermine Little Smoky Caribou Critical Habitat

5 Dec 2013

Significant new disturbance within caribou ranges in west central Alberta is destroying federally protected critical habitat and undermines chances for naturally sustaining caribou populations committed to by Alberta and federal governments. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) echoes residents’ concerns about these disturbances even as it looks for solutions within Alberta’s Little Smoky - A La Peche caribou range planning process. Read more »

Posted December 13, 2013 by AEN

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