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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

Door Remains Open for Hunting of Alberta’s Threatened Grizzlies

Temporary Hunt Restriction Needs to be Extended

29 Mar 2011

The future for Alberta’s grizzly bears, designated as threatened in 2010, remains uncertain while the threat of a continued spring hunt hangs over them. Alberta’s grizzly hunt was halted for three years in 2006, and since then has been suspended on a year-by-year basis. Every spring Albertans await with bated breath to find out whether the provincial government will OK the hunt once again; no decision has yet been announced for 2011. Read more »

Posted March 30, 2011 by AEN

20th Annual Climb & Run for Wilderness

Apr 16 2011 (All day)

Climb and Run for Wilderness is Alberta Wilderness Association's annual Earth Day event at the Calgary Tower. This event provides you the unique opportunity to climb the 802 stairs inside the Calgary Tower. The day is filled with entertainment, including an outstanding Wild Alberta Expo where you can learn more about Alberta's wilderness, wildlife and wild waters. You will have a terrific time and be eligible for outstanding prizes. Read more »

Location

Calgary Tower
Calgary, AB

Posted March 17, 2011 by AEN

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