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Wild Lands Advocate October 2010, Vol. 18, No. 5

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


  • The Illusion of Integrity
  • What is Happening With the New Provincial Parks Legislation?
  • Do Mountain Bikes Belong in the Backcountry? Absolutely.
  • A Sordid Affair: Mountain Biking in Canada's National Parks
  • The Willmore: Stronger Management... What's So Evil About World Heritage Status?
  • Potatogate: Turning Endangered Species Habitat into Potato Chips
  • Read more »

Posted October 25, 2010 by AEN

Ecojustice calls on Minister Knight to stop land sale

Survey of area, home to several species-at-risk, must be conducted

21 Oct 2010

EDMONTON — The Alberta government’s proposed sale of 25 public land plots to SLM Spud Farms is ill-informed and could devastate local species-at-risk, Ecojustice said today.

“At minimum, Alberta must conduct an in-depth survey of the land to determine what exactly it is signing away before the sale is approved,” said Melissa Gorrie, Ecojustice staff lawyer. “As it stands now, the province does not have the necessary information to make an informed, responsible decision.” Read more »

Posted October 25, 2010 by AEN

“Potatogate”: Irreplaceable Public Land to be Sold to Make Potato Chips

21 Oct 2010

In a shocking insult to all Albertans, the provincial government is set to sell off a huge swathe of public land – our land – to a private company, to grow potatoes. Despite the fact that the 16,000-acre parcel of land near Bow Island is valuable native prairie, known to be habitat for a number of endangered species, the sale looks set to go ahead this week with no opportunity for public input. The priceless piece of prairie will be ploughed up to grow potatoes. Read more »

Posted October 21, 2010 by AEN

Rally! No Tar Sands, No Pipeline, No Tankers - No Problem!

Oct 16 2010 - 1:00pm

Solidarity Rally!

No Tar Sands, No Tankers, No Pipeline, No Problem - Clean Energy Now!

Stand in solidarity with communities from Alberta to the BC coast fighting the Tar Sands, the most environmentally devastating project in human history. There will be rallies happening on October 16th and 17th in Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton and in Prince George to send the message loud and clear that the extraction and transportation of dirty oil is not the answer! Read more »


McIntyre (Gazebo) Park
83 Avenue & 104 Street
Edmonton, AB

Posted October 13, 2010 by AEN

Environmental groups oppose Total Joslyn North mine

World-renowned climate expert Dr. James Hansen to address panel

5 Oct 2010

EDMONTON, AB — Environmental groups are challenging a new oilsands project application that threatens wildlife habitat, is rife with errors and could leave Canadians facing roughly $3 billion in liability.

The Oil Sands Environmental Coalition, represented by Ecojustice, opposes the approval of Total E&P Canada's Joslyn North Mine and is arguing for a full assessment of the project's cumulative impacts on wildlife, fish and northern forests, as required by law. Read more »

Posted October 5, 2010 by AEN

50 Years of Chimps & Change: Celebrating an Extraordinary Legacy with Dr. Jane Goodall

Oct 24 2010 - 7:00pm

In the 50th anniversary year of her research into the behaviour of chimpanzees, world-renowned primatologist, conservationist and humanitarian Dr. Jane Goodall will visit Calgary on October 24th to deliver a major public lecture at Jubilee Auditorium, presented in partnership with the University of Calgary. Dr. Read more »


Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
1415 14 Avenue NW
Calgary, AB

Posted October 4, 2010 by AEN

Music for the Wild: Tim Williams with guests Robbie & Will

Nov 6 2010 - 7:30pm

AWA is proud to present master guitar player and multi-award winner Tim Williams. Tim's live solo shows are a trip down the river of North American music...blues, ragtime, old-time country with dashes of Mexican and Hawaiian influence, performed on a variety of string instruments. Opening act: Robbie & Will. Robbie Banks and Will Lynch are two of Calgary's hottest young players. Expect highly skilled Celtic, folk and pop tunes with a bit of blues on the side. Read more »


AWA Hillhurst Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted September 30, 2010 by AEN

AWA Tuesday Talk: The Lynx Cycle

Oct 19 2010 - 7:00pm

Join Gabriela and Seth Yates in this fascinating glimpse into the life cycle of the lynx.

Join Gabriela and Seth Yates for a fascinating glimpse into the lives of lynx!

Project Lynx is using new radio collar technology and DNA analysis techniques on lynx in the Nordegg area in order to understand their unique 10-year population cycle and their movement patterns.

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Alberta Wilderness Association
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted September 30, 2010 by AEN

Bear Education Evening

Sep 29 2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

In partnership with Crowsnest Conservation Society and Devon Canada Corporation

For information, contact: office [at] crowsnestconservation [dot] ca


Frank Slide Interpretative Centre
Crowsnest Pass, AB

Posted September 23, 2010 by russ

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