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Media Releases & Op-eds

A Strong Majority of Albertans Support the Bighorn Country Proposal

EDMONTON – A new public opinion survey shows the vast majority of Albertans support greater conservation in the Bighorn region of the Rocky Mountains west of Nordegg.

The Government of Alberta is currently consulting on a proposal for a new network of parks and public land in west-central Alberta called Bighorn Country. Bighorn Country includes a wildland provincial park, three provincial parks, four public recreation areas and two Public Land Use Zones. Read more about A Strong Majority of Albertans Support the Bighorn Country Proposal

Media Releases & Op-eds

Biodiversity Stewardship Area Proposal South of Wood Buffalo National Park Welcome

Today the Alberta government proposed permanent protection of a significant area of lands south of Wood Buffalo National Park that are important for wildlife and Indigenous communities. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) welcomes this proposal and the associated public consultation process. Read more about Biodiversity Stewardship Area Proposal South of Wood Buffalo National Park Welcome

Action Alert

Say YES! to Bighorn Country

Deadline: 
31 Jan 2019

Nestled between Banff and Jasper National Park, the Bighorn is a spectacular piece of wilderness. It’s where grizzly bears roam and harlequin ducks float down pristine streams that provide 90 percent of the water supply for the North Saskatchewan River.

The efforts of many have kept the Bighorn a treasure; for more than 50 years, AWA has been part of the effort to conserve the Bighorn with everything from garbage cleanup, hiking and equestrian trail maintenance, to monitoring and research. Read more about Say YES! to Bighorn Country

Action Alert

Show your support for Bighorn Country

Deadline: 
31 Jan 2019

From CPAWS Northern Alberta:

On Nov 23, the Government of Alberta announced its intention to create a series of protected areas collectively called Bighorn Country. The public consultation period is now open until January 31. Read more about Show your support for Bighorn Country

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AWA Welcomes Bighorn Country

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The Bighorn Trail in the Blackstone-Wapiabi. Photo © AWA Files
The Bighorn Trail in the Blackstone-Wapiabi. Photo © AWA Files

Today’s announcement proposing Bighorn Country offers a significant opportunity for careful, well reasoned management for this world class wilderness area. Read more about AWA Welcomes Bighorn Country

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Alberta Conservationists Applaud Bighorn Wildland Park Designation

EDMONTON – Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) Northern and Southern Alberta chapters along with Paddle Alberta celebrate the announcement that the Government of Alberta intends to create a new park system that includes a large wildland provincial park. Read more about Alberta Conservationists Applaud Bighorn Wildland Park Designation

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Alberta Caribou Habitat Solutions Urgent on Eve of Federal Deadline

On the eve of a deadline for a federal update on woodland caribou habitat protection, and a major caribou scientific conference, Alberta is still without plans to reach minimum habitat requirements for its threatened woodland caribou populations. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) strongly urges the Alberta government to adopt the solutions that have been identified to both recover caribou and provide community economic benefits. Read more about Alberta Caribou Habitat Solutions Urgent on Eve of Federal Deadline

Event

World Animal Day

Oct 24 2018 - 6:15pm

Calling all animal lovers! Come celebrate WORLD ANIMAL DAY 2018

On October 24, AWA will be hosting a celebration for World Animal Day! Join us for a wonderful evening of enthralling and remarkable narratives with stunning photographs by Peter Dettling and Kerri Martin to honor the creatures with whom we share the planet.

Pages Books on Kensington will be present; also, information, displays, and surprises will add to the excitement and emotion of the evening. Read more about World Animal Day

Location

AWA Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB
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Report: The Economic Impact of Restoring Woodland Caribou Habitat in the Bistcho and Yates Ranges in Northwestern Alberta

From the Alberta Wilderness Association website:

The following report by eminent natural resource economist Dr. Thomas Michael Power found that managing lands for woodland caribou recovery can grow the economy in the Bistcho-Yates caribou range lands of northwest Alberta. The October 2018 report was commissioned by Alberta Wilderness Association, David Suzuki Foundation and Harmony Foundation to evaluate a caribou restoration economy.

Download the full report here: Read more about Report: The Economic Impact of Restoring Woodland Caribou Habitat in the Bistcho and Yates Ranges in Northwestern Alberta

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