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Antelope-friendly Fences

Jun 25 2011 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Help make barbed wire fences around our Haugan Property easier for Pronghorn to cross.  You do not need any particular skill, but bring a hammer if you can. After a couple of hours work, we will hike to a wetland with a spectacular view of the Sweetgrass Hills. This event requires registration at www.conservationvolunteers.ca.

For more information or to register

Location

Haugan property
Pakowki Lake Natural Area near
Manyberries, AB

Posted June 22, 2011 by AEN

Grizzly Bear Deaths Too High in the Castle Region

Rally Planned to Protest Logging

7 Jun 2011

New Alberta Government data obtained by conservationists show that Grizzly Bears in Alberta’s Castle region are dying at an unsustainable rate. In 2010, 5 grizzly bears out of a population of 51 died in the Castle region and one was trapped and relocated out of it. These six bears represent 11.8 percent of the population lost to the region in a single year. This is added to the 5 bears were lost to the population (four killed and one relocated) in 2009. Read more »

Posted June 8, 2011 by AEN

Lower Athabasca Regional Plan ineffective, insufficient

17 May 2011

CALGARY — The draft Lower Athabasca Regional Plan is woefully inadequate and will not adequately protect the region against the cumulative effects of industrial development, Ecojustice said today after careful review of the proposed plan. Read more »

Posted May 17, 2011 by AEN

Canada's "battle in the woods" flares up in Prairie headwaters

Market action launched against logging in Alberta’s southern Rockies

26 Apr 2011

CALGARY - A market action against clear-cut logging in the southern headwaters of the Prairie Provinces has been launched by local and national conservation groups, with international ones adding their names to the grassroots action. It focuses on the Crowsnest Forest, which is located at the head of the water-stressed South Saskatchewan River system, between Kananaskis Country west of Calgary and the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Read more »

Posted April 26, 2011 by AEN

Declining Grasslands and Species at Risk

On the Environmental Law Centre blog, Laura Bowman posts on the decline on native grasslands in Canada, and the threats posed to the species at risk in Alberta that rely on grassland habitats. Bowman identifies deficiencies in the recently posted Recovery Strategy for the Sprague’s Pipit (Anthus spragueii) in Canada:

Although most of the grasslands on which this bird depends are outside federal lands, only federal lands are identified as critical habitat in the recovery strategy.

Bowman concludes that:

Alberta urgently needs to make a clear commitment to protection of remaining native grasslands to prevent extirpation of grassland species.  Instead, the Alberta Government continues to dispose of native grasslands for other uses. Read more »

Posted April 7, 2011 by AEN

Recovery Strategy for the Ord’s Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys ordii) in Canada

Initiative: 
Recovery Strategy for the Ord’s Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys ordii) in Canada
Deadline: 
8 May 2011 (All day)

 

The Minister of the Environment is the competent minister for the recovery of the Ord’s Kangaroo Rat and has prepared this strategy, as per section 37 of SARA. It has been prepared in cooperation or consultation with the Alberta Government, Saskatchewan Government, Department of National Defence, and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

  Read more »

Posted April 7, 2011 by AEN

Call for Input: Recovery Strategy for the Soapweed (Yucca glauca) and Yucca Moth (Tegeticula yuccasella) in Canada

Initiative: 
Recovery Strategy for the Soapweed (Yucca glauca) and Yucca Moth (Tegeticula yuccasella) in Canada
Deadline: 
24 May 2011 (All day)

Soapweed and Yucca Moth are listed as Threatened and Endangered, respectively, under the Species at Risk Act (SARA). The Minister of the Environment is the competent minister for the recovery of Soapweed and Yucca Moth. The SARA (section 37) requires the competent minister to prepare recovery strategies for listed extirpated, endangered, or threatened species. The SARA (section 44) allows the Minister to adopt all or part of an existing plan for the species if it meets the requirements under SARA for content of recovery strategies (section 41). Read more »

Posted April 7, 2011 by AEN

Recovery Strategy for the Sprague’s Pipit (Anthus spragueii) in Canada

Initiative: 
Recovery Strategy for the Sprague’s Pipit (Anthus spragueii) in Canada
Deadline: 
8 May 2011 (All day)

The Recovery Strategy for the Sprague’s Pipit (Anthus spragueii) in Canada (Environment Canada 2008) was posted on the Species at Risk Public Registry in May 2008. Under Section 45 of the Species at Risk Act (SARA), the Minister of the Environment may amend a recovery strategy at any time. This amendment to the Recovery Strategy for the Sprague’s Pipit (Anthus spragueii) in Canada is for the purpose of: Read more »

Posted April 7, 2011 by AEN

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