Skip to main content

Syndicate contentBiodiversity and Wildlife

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

AWA Hike: Lakeland Camp & Hike

Aug 13 2010 (All day)

A combination of camping and hiking in the Lakeland boreal forest.

Distance: Hiking 5 - 15 km per day.
Elevation Gain: minimal

Setting up camp in the wonderous confines of Lakeland Provincial Park, we will spend two days exploring the natural wonders of Alberta's boreal forest.  On our daily excursions we will marvel at the array of plants and animals that make this part of the world a unique blend of forest and wetland.

This trip is rated as Moderate, with modest daily outings on foot. Read more »

Posted July 30, 2010 by AEN

AWA Hike: Sage Creek

Aug 7 2010 (All day)

Wander through the coulees and open spaces of this impressive south-eastern Alberta mixed grass prairie.

Distance: 7 km
Elevation Gain: minimal

Sage Creek, located near Manyberries in south-eastern Alberta, is a well-preserved mixed grass prairie environment.  In addition to the great diversity of prairie grasses and shrubs, expect to see pronghorn antelope, deer, sharptail grouse and meadowlarks.  Wander under the blue dome of the endless prairie sky. Read more »

Posted July 30, 2010 by AEN

2010-06 Vol. 18 No. 3 Wild Lands Advocate

The Alberta Wilderness Association has posted the latest issue of Wild Lands Advocate.

Features

  • Lakeland: A Lifelong Odyssey in a Land of Wonder
  • Exploring Alberta’s Mountain Wilderness
  • Thoughts on “Being:” Get Out There
  • Disabled Citizens: Welcome Them into the Conservation Community
  • Blind Ambition: the Ross Watson Message
  • North America’s Original Frequent Fliers
  • Read more »

Posted July 8, 2010 by AEN

AWA Hike: Plateau Mountain

Jul 28 2010 (All day)

Explore the Ecological Reserve on the summit of table-like Plateau Mountain

Distance: 12 km
Elevation Gain: 250 m

Located in southern Kananaskis Country, Plateau Mountain's Ecological Reserve offers superb views and a rare diversity of plants and animals.  The summit is broad and windswept and harbours animals such as the bighorn sheep and the hoary marmot.

Read more »

Posted July 5, 2010 by AEN

AWA Hike: Ya-Ha-Tinda

Jul 10 2010 (All day)

Join leader Will Davies and explore one of the largest unspoiled grass and shrubland areas in Alberta.

Distance: 16 km
Elevation Gain: 575 m Read more »

Location

Ya-Ha-Tinda, AB

Posted July 5, 2010 by AEN

AWA Hike: Porcupine Hills

Jul 6 2010 (All day)

Distance: 5 km
Elevation Gain: 250 m

Situated between the mountains and the prairies, the Porcupine Hills are unique.  Beautiful wildflowers abound, with a backdrop of diverse grasses and shrubs.  Ancient Douglas firs are a highlight not to be missed!

Please Note: This hike is rated as Moderate, covering approximately 5 kilometres with an elevation gain of about 250 metres (800 feet). Read more »

Location

Porcupine Hills, AB

Posted June 17, 2010 by AEN

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

Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes