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AWA Hike: Dry Island

Jun 29 2010 (All day)

Distance: 8 km
Elevation Gain: 200 m

"Dry Islands" are unique erosional remnants in the beautiful Red Deer River valley.  Climb to the top, 200 metres above the waters of the Red Deer River.  Experience the stunning views, including an ancient buffalo jump.  Keep your eyes open - you might discover the astoundingly old bones of an Albertosaurus!

Please Note: This hike is rated as Moderate, extending approximately 8 kilometres with an elevation gain of about 200 metres (650 feet). Read more »

Location

Dry Island, AB

Posted June 17, 2010 by AEN

Alberta Native Plant Council wins Emerald Award

Congratulations to the Alberta Native Plant Council (an AEN member group) for their  win in the Non-Profit Association category at last night's Emerald Awards. Congratulations to all of the other winners and nominees as well. A full list of this year's Emerald Award recipients can be found on the Alberta Emerald Foundation website.

Posted June 11, 2010 by AEN

Oldman Watershed Bus Tour

Jun 22 2010 (All day)

The grass is green, the leaves are out and summer is trying to show its face!  It's a great time of year to get out there and learn more about our wonderful Alberta wilderness.  The Alberta Wilderness Association invites you join them on a bus tour through the Oldman River watershed in southwestern Alberta. Read more »

Posted June 11, 2010 by AEN

Business as Usual as ERCB OKs Kananaskis Sour Gas Pipeline

10 Jun 2010

A twenty-month-long hearing process held by the Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) into a major new sour gas development proposal in Kananaskis Country resulted in little more than a rubber stamp, and business as usual. ERCB’s June 6 Decision 2010-022 gives the go-ahead for Petro Canada (now Suncor) to drill 11 new sour gas wells, and build a 37-kilometer pipeline through land recently recognized by the Alberta government as Nationally Significant. Approval comes despite considerable opposition to the proposal from local landowners, environmentalists and First Nations. Read more »

Posted June 10, 2010 by AEN

CPAWS celebrates grizzly victory

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, an AEN member group, is celebrating a victory with the recent announcement that the Alberta govenrment will list the grizzly bear as a threatened species. Read more »

Posted June 4, 2010 by russ

Alberta Minister Commended for Key Step in Grizzly Bear Recovery

4 Jun 2010

Sierra Club Canada and the more than 1200 participants in Action Grizzly Bear are commending Alberta's Sustainable Resource Development Minister, Mel Knight, and his Cabinet colleges for listing Alberta's grizzly bears as a Threatened Species under Alberta's Wildlife Act, a necessary step to recovery that was first recommended by the government's multi-stakeholder Endangered Species Conservation Committee in 2002. Read more »

Posted June 4, 2010 by AEN

CPAWS answers questions about the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement

Recently, eight conservation groups, including AEN member groups CPAWS and Greenpeace, signed one of the largest conservation agreements in the world with the Canadian forest industry. Aran O'Carroll, who neogtiated on behalf of CPAWS, answers some questions about the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement.

Posted June 3, 2010 by AEN

Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement

Eight conservation groups, including AEN members CPAWS and Greenpeace, and the Canadian forest industry have signed off on one of the largest conservation agreements in the world. The Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement covers 72 million hectares of publically owned forests — an area twice the size of Germany.

Posted May 18, 2010 by AEN

Wild About Wilderness Gala

Jun 3 2010 - 6:30pm

Wild About 
Wilderness

An evening with AWA board and staff.

Please join us for an evening reception at the Royal Glenora Club with guest speaker Richard Secord:

Green Law - Legal Precedents for Environmental Protection.

Richard’s lecture will address the key environmentally significant cases decided in Alberta in the last 20 years. Read more »

Location

Royal Glenora Club
11160 River Valley Road
Edmonton, AB

Posted May 14, 2010 by AEN

Wildlands Advocate Vol. 18 No. 2

The April 2010 issue of Wildlands Advocate (Vol. 18 No. 2) is available for download from the AWA website.

Features

  • Understanding the Ecology of Mountain Goats: The Long-Term Study of Caw Ridge
  • Research Without Results
  • Wolverines: Putting the Wild into Wilderness
  • Celebrating the Snakes of Alberta
  • Endangered Species Under Alberta’s Wildlife Act: Effective Legal Protection?
  • Livestock Grazing in the Castle’s Front Range Canyons
  • 2010 Update on Skoki

Posted May 4, 2010 by Anonymous

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