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Environmental Damages Fund - Call for Proposals

1 Feb 2013 (All day)

Environment Canada's Environmental Damages Fund has funds available for Alberta-based conservation projects: Read more »

Posted January 18, 2013 by AEN

AWA Tuesday Talk: Greater Sage-grouse Partnership

Jan 29 2013 - 7:00pm

with Cliff Wallis, Sean Nichols, and Wonnita Andrus

Join us for the first talk of the New Year as we discuss the critically endangered Greater Sage-grouse in Alberta and what efforts we have underway to protect this unique and incredible prairie bird.  We will be joined by Cliff Wallis who will speak about his experiences with this prairie icon.

$5 Adults, $1 Children


Hillhurst Room, AWA
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted January 8, 2013 by AEN

Prairie Conservation and Endangered Species Conference

Feb 19 2013 (All day) - Feb 22 2013 (All day)


The 10th Prairie Conservation and Endangered Species Conference is a forum to discuss the latest issues, information, research and trends in prairie landscape and species conservation. The conference is held every three years in a Canadian Prairie Province. Read more »


Sheraton Red Deer Hotel
3310 50 Avenue
Red Deer, AB

Posted December 27, 2012 by AEN

Prairie Grasslands and Species at Risk Protected

Government Sets High Bar for Suffield National Wildlife Area

30 Nov 2012

The seven-group Suffield Coalition today applauded the government’s decision to deny approval of Cenovus' (previously EnCana) proposal to drill 1,275 natural gas wells and construct associated infrastructure in the Suffield National Wildlife Area (NWA). Suffield NWA was established in 2003 to protect endangered native prairie and the many species of animals and plants at risk in the area, including at least 15 federally listed species threatened with extinction. Read more »

Posted November 30, 2012 by AEN

CPAWS Northern Alberta AGM & Film/Speaker Event— Mountains in Motion: The Canadian Rockies

Nov 22 2012 - 7:00pm

2011/2012 AGM (7pm start)

Come learn what CPAWS Northern Alberta worked on this past year. Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.). Contact infonab [at] cpaws [dot] org or 780-424-5129 x309 with questions.

Film/Speaker Event (7:30pm start)

Film - Mountains in Motion: The Canadian Rockies

CPAWS Northern Alberta is excited to present a free showing of this 2012 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festivel selection. Read more »


Strathcona Library, upstairs meeting room
8331 104 Street
Edmonton, AB

Posted November 21, 2012 by AEN

Coalition calls on panel to reject Shell Jackpine oilsands mine expansion

29 Oct 2012

CALGARY — With public hearings into a proposed oilsands mine expansion set to begin today, a coalition of environmental groups is calling on the joint federal-provincial review panel to reject the project.

Shell’s proposal to expand its Jackpine oilsands mine would increase production at the existing facility by 100,000 barrels per day. The company’s environmental assessment shows that expanding the Jackpine oilsands mine along with other planned developments will harm fish and wildlife, damage wetlands and old growth forests, exceed legally binding air quality limits and cause acid rain. It will leave a legacy of toxic waste buried in lakes, damage two significant rivers, and produce greenhouse gas pollution that will put Canada’s and Alberta’s climate targets further out of reach. Read more »

Posted October 29, 2012 by AEN

AWA Annual Lecture and Awards

Nov 16 2012 - 6:00pm

Me and Aldo: Leopold in the 21st Century

with Lorne Fitch, P.Biol.

The 2012 Martha Kostuch Annual Wilderness and Wildlife Lecture Read more »


​Alberta Wilderness Association
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted October 25, 2012 by AEN

Alberta’s Failing Grade for Species at Risk Management is Well Deserved

9 Oct 2012

A recent report released by Eco-Justice gave Alberta a well deserved failing grade for its species at risk management.  Unlike many other provinces, Alberta has no legislation specific to species at risk, a voluntary system to list species, no requirement to protect species’ habitat and no legal requirement to implement recovery action.   The Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) is not surprised by this failing grade. Read more »

Posted October 18, 2012 by AEN

Sixteen Years after Being “Protected,” Rumsey Natural Area Sees a Halt to New Oil and Gas Access

11 Sep 2012

Sixteen years after it was officially “protected,” Rumsey Natural Area may finally be able to look forward to a future free of industrial development. Alberta Energy has made changes so that all new petroleum and natural gas agreements within the Rumsey Natural Area will now come with the condition: “Surface Access is Not Permitted.” Read more »

Posted September 11, 2012 by AEN

AWA Tuesday Talk: Frogs & Oilsands

Oct 2 2012 - 7:00pm

with Brian Eaton

In the US, 50% to 60% of frogs are malformed probably because of chemical contamination. How can we avoid the same fate in Alberta? Brian Eaton is a herpetologist working with Alberta Innovates. In this talk, he discusses the benefits of his work as to industrial development, forestry regulations, wetland assessments and tar sands development.

$5 Adults, $1 Children



Hillhurst Room, AWA Office
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted September 6, 2012 by AEN

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