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Red Deer River Watershed - Integrated Watershed Management Plan Workshops

Jan 25 2011 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Thanks again to those of you who were able to participate at the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance Community Forums in September and October. We shared information on the health of the watershed — water quality, water quantity, land use and biodiversity. If you want to learn more about those forums, go to:

Later in January, we're going to ask you to come together and roll up your sleeves and talk about the problems and issues in your part of the watershed. We will be having those conversations at three Community Workshops: Read more »


West Country Seniors Centre
#4 - 101 2nd Avenue NW (next to the Arena)
Sundre, AB

Posted December 27, 2010 by Anonymous

Wild Lands Advocate December 2010, Vol. 18, No. 6

The December 2010 issue of Wildland Advocate (Vol. 18, No. 6) is available for download from the AWA website.


  • Wild Ecosystems and Climate Change – the Seminal Work of Dr. Camille Parmesan
  • Alberta’s Climate Change Future is Here Already
  • Climate Change and Water in Alberta: Are we Dammed?
  • Climate Change and Biodiversity on Alberta’s Southern Eastern Slopes
  • Point/Counterpoint: Population Growth and the Future of Wilderness
  • ‘Potatogate’ Victory: People Power Does Work!
  • Read more »

Posted December 20, 2010 by AEN

Grant Eligible Conservation Fund Part A: Conservation Support and Enhancement

31 Jan 2011 (All day)

The ACA is proud to enter into its 14th year of Conservation Funding.  The Grant Eligible Conservation Fund has been split into two categories Part A: Conservation Support and Enhancement and Part B: Research.

A total amount of $500,000 will be available for project funding via the GECF Part A: Conservation Support and Enhancement, and a total of $350,000 will be available for project funding via the GECF Part B: Research during the 2011-2012 funding cycle. Read more »

Posted December 16, 2010 by AEN

Are Boreal Forests Silent or Just Singing a Different Tune?

Jan 25 2010 - 7:00pm

Join the U of A's Dr. Erin Bayne on this journey through Alberta's boreal forest. What is happening to boreal bird life? Read more »


AWA Office
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted December 9, 2010 by AEN

ELC News Brief Vol. 25 No. 1

The Environmental Law Centre has posted the first issue of the new look News Brief (Vol. 25 No .1) to their website. The issue is about "land use planning in the Lower Athabasca region and features articles on interpreting the Land Use Framework, biodiversity in the region and two related Federal Court actions." Read more »

Posted December 9, 2010 by AEN

Alberta Shines As Minister Withdraws Bill 29

The bill threatened the natural integrity of Alberta's parks

24 Nov 2010

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is applauding Albertans and the Alberta Government for putting our wilderness first by withdrawing the proposed Alberta Parks Act-Bill 29.  Announced today in the midst of Alberta Legislature, Minister Ady stood up for the protection of Alberta parks as she withdrew the controversial Bill 29 and announced that a public consultation will be held for future parks legislation. Read more »

Posted December 1, 2010 by AEN

Albertans & Minister applauded for pulling parks back from brink of disaster

25 Nov 2010

Edmonton & Calgary:  Sierra Club Canada is thanking Albertans for coming to the rescue of their parks and the Minister for, in the nick of time, hearing citizen’s opposition and withdrawing her proposed new parks legislation.  In a scrum at the Alberta Legislature today, the Minister announced she is withdrawing the controversial Bill 29 and undertaking public consultation on the proposed new legislation for Alberta’s parks network.  That network protects 4% of Alberta. Read more »

Posted November 26, 2010 by AEN

Perfect Storm for Alberta’s Caribou: Bill 29, Tar Sands, and Another Worthless Caribou Policy

24 Nov 2010

A new Alberta Caribou ‘policy’, which does nothing to protect severely threatened woodland caribou, is one more nail in the coffin for this beleaguered species. An open-door policy on tar sands development, and proposed changes to protected areas legislation in Bill 29 guarantee doom for woodland caribou in north-eastern Alberta. Read more »

Posted November 24, 2010 by AEN

World Heritage Sites in Danger with Alberta’s Proposed Parks Act

23 Nov 2010

Ottawa, ON – UNESCO World Heritage Sites (WHS) will be directly and adversely affected by the Alberta Government’s proposed Alberta Parks Act (Bill 29) according to a letter that national conservation organizations have emailed Alberta Premier, Ed Stelmach and copied to IUCN, the international scientific body that provides advice to the World Heritage Committee.  The Alberta Government with its huge majority is set to pass Bill 29 this Thursday, without any public consultation on it.  The organization’s letter echoes the growing call of Albertans and newspape Read more »

Posted November 24, 2010 by AEN

Bill 29 (Alberta Parks Act) Reflects a Step Backward in Good Park Governance

17 Nov 2010

Edmonton, AB – ”It’s an unfortunate and reversible trend,” says Jason Unger, Staff Counsel at the Environmental Law Centre in Edmonton. “We have legislation now that sets specific prohibitions in some of our protected areas and Bill 29 will nullify that.” The Bill makes protected areas, most notably ecological reserves and wilderness areas, into Provincial Parks and relies on zoning to govern activities in the parks. Zoning is dealt with completely in regulations. Read more »

Posted November 18, 2010 by AEN

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