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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

Location

Frank Slide Interpretative Centre
Crowsnest Pass, AB

Posted September 23, 2010 by russ

Ghost Bird Film Screening

Sep 23 2010 - 7:00pm

The Edmonton and Area Land Trust’s Fall Event

GHOST BIRD: the movie
Royal Alberta Museum

Cost: $25.00

EALT is excited to provide a unique opportunity to view Ghost Bird

We will provide refreshments before and after the film, and there will be opportunities to see our displays, and network with EALT people, volunteers, and other guests and special people. Read more »

Location

Royal Alberta Museum (12845 102 Avenue NW)
Edmonton, AB

Posted September 16, 2010 by russ

Alberta for Sale? Premier Asked to Clarify Government’s ‘Prairies to Potatoes’ Position

15 Sep 2010

Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) is asking for the Premier to clarify a statement made to the media by Minister of Sustainable Resource Development (SRD), Mel Knight, about funds generated by the proposed sale of native prairie Public Lands near Bow Island, Alberta. Sale and conversion of this land would destroy vital habitat for a number of endangered species. Read more »

Posted September 15, 2010 by AEN

The Landowner's Dilemma: are reasonable expectations obsolete?

Sep 28 2010 - 12:15pm - 2:00pm

The Faculty of Law presents

Professor Joseph L. Sax

Berkeley Law, University of California

“Climate change" and “loss of global biodiversity” are the watchwords of our time. Is the price we must pay to address these a radical revision in what it means to own land? Is this the time-like the Industrial Revolution, the end of slavery, the economic recognition of married women as individuals-when long-standing conceptions of ownership had to give way, and the world of law was made anew? Read more »

Location

2370 Murray Fraser Hall
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB

Posted September 8, 2010 by AEN

Wild Lands Advocate Vol. 18 No. 4

The August 2010 issue of Wildlands Advocate (Vol. 18 No. 4) is available for download from the AWA website.

 Features

  • Guilty!: Syncrude Runs "Afoul" of Canadian and Alberta Environmental Laws
  • The Boreal: A Birder's Wonderland
  • New Policy Tools for Conservation in Alberta's Boreal Natural Region
  • Tar Sands Lobby: 1 - Wetlands Policy: 0?
  • In Situ Tar Sands Risks Confirmed by Recent Blowouts
  • Progress in Ghost River Watershed Planning
  • Business as Usual as ERCB Approves Kananaskis Sour Gas Pipeline
  • Ants and Antelope

Posted August 27, 2010 by AEN

Remarkable Beyond Boundaries: Shaping the Future of the Crown of the Continent

Sep 23 2010 (All day) - Sep 24 2010 (All day)

First Annual Conference Will Explore Policies of Place

For two days in September, a diverse gathering in Waterton National Park will explore the past, present, and future of the Crown of the Continent. Convened by the University of Montana’s Center for Natural Resources and Environmental Policy on September 23-24, 2010, the conference features keynote speakers Jack Nesbit (author of Sources of the River: Tracking David Thompson across Western North America), Jonathan B. Tourtellot (Director and Geotourism Editor, National Geographic Traveler), Darrell Kipp (Director, Piegan Institute), Lynn Scarlett (former Deputy Secretary of the Interior), and the Hon. Jim Prentice (Canada’s Minister of Environment; invited). Read more »

Location

Waterton Park, AB

Posted August 26, 2010 by AEN

Music for the Wild: Barry Luft with guests Don Gowan & Jeanie Greenwell

Sep 25 2010 - 7:00pm

AWA is proud to present great folk and roots music by Barry Luft.

Opening act: Don Gowan and Jeanie Greenwell.

This is the third in our 2010 series of evenings by local performers in support of AWA and Alberta's Wild Spaces.

Doors Open at 7:00 PM
Cost: $15

Pre-registration is required Read more »

Location

AWA Hillhurst Cottage School

Posted August 24, 2010 by AEN

AWA Hike: Fall in the Whaleback

Sep 19 2010 (All day)

Distance: 12-14 km
Elevation Gain: 200 m

Wander the trails, ridges and valleys of Alberta's largest remaining montane wilderness.  View ancient pine trees clinging to life.  Try to spot wildlife such as elk, deer, bear, coyotes and wolves.  Register early, as this is a very popular hike!

This hike is rated as Moderate-to-Difficult, covering approximately 12 - 14 kilometres with an elevation gain of about 300 metres (1000 ft). Read more »

Posted August 24, 2010 by AEN

Wild West Gala: A Celebration of Wild Spaces and Wildlife in Alberta

Sep 17 2010 - 6:00pm

The 22nd annual Wild West Gala is a celebration of Alberta’s Wild spaces and Wildlife. It is a tradition of friends, colleagues, members and supporters enjoying a great meal and an evening filled with entertainment, conversation, auctions and plain good fun. We have held the ticket price ($85 members, $100 non-members) at the same level for many years to enable a wide audience to join in the celebration. Our musicians this year feature Tim Williams and his band the Electro-Fires. Read more »

Location

Red and White Club (North end of McMahon Stadium)
Calgary, AB

Posted August 24, 2010 by AEN

AWA Hike: White Goat Wilderness (Backpack)

Aug 19 2010 (All day) - Aug 22 2010 (All day)

Distance: 15 km / day
Elevation Gain: 600 m (on the most strenuous day)

Please Note: Registration only by phone (1-866-313-0713).

Situated in the front ranges of the Rockies, the White Goat Wilderness is a truly unique region of protected wild spaces.  Join a small group of dedicated wilderness lovers to hike into this impressively grand area.  Camp along little-used trails for 3 nights and enjoy nature's splendor at its finest. Read more »

Posted July 30, 2010 by AEN

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