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Cutthroats Cut Out of Castle

2 Feb 2016

The Critical Habitat Order for Threatened westslope cutthroat trout provides the legislation needed to prohibit off highway vehicles (OHVs) within the Castle Provincial and Wildland Provincial Parks. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) and Timberwolf Wilderness Society are calling on the Federal and Provincial Governments to enforce the Order to protect remaining westslope cutthroat trout populations in the Castle. This initial step will work towards restoring populations to self-sustaining levels as per the Recovery Strategy issued in March 2014. Read more »

Posted February 2, 2016 by AEN

Music for the Wild: Fifty Shades of Blues and Blue Rambler

Feb 6 2016 - 7:30pm

Headline Act

Fifty Shades of Blues. Glennis Houston & Andrea Petrity sing and play blues from the women divas of the 20’s and 30’s. Let them transport you back to the sultry clubs of New Orleans, Chicago, St. Louis and New York when powerful women laid down the foundation of blues, jazz and rock. Fifty Shades of Blues is a piano / vocal duo.

Opening Act

Blue Rambler. Don Gowan, George Campbell & Murray Little play blues-based songs that have strong stories and a solid groove. Their songs are well-aged or are played as if they are. Blue Rambler will get you singing a bit and tapping your feet. Expect to hear tinges of folk, jazz and old country as well as blues.

Music at 7:30pm, doors open at 7:00pm

Tickets: $20.00

Location

Alberta Wilderness Association
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted February 2, 2016 by AEN

Wild Voices Soiree 2016

Mar 11 2016 - 6:30pm

From the CPAWS Southern Alberta Chapter website:

We are excited to be hosting this year's Soiree at SAIT's elegant Macdonald Hall located in Heritage Hall. Our evening not only showcases a performance by the popular band The Wardens who have two CDs to their name, it also features renowned conservationist and explorer Brian Keating as the keynote speaker. Along with a silent auction and Ken Lima-Coelho as MC, it is sure to be a great event.

  • Doors open at 5:30 pm.
  • Dinner and evening program begins at 6:30 pm.

Location

Macdonald Hall (Heritage Hall Building) - SAIT
1301 16 Avenue NW
Calgary, AB T2M 4W7

Posted January 26, 2016 by AEN

Conservation Community Calls for Swift Action to Protect Alberta’s Headwaters

25 Jan 2016

Representing tens of thousands of members and supporters across the province, Alberta’s conservation community is today calling for strict limits on off-highway vehicles (OHVs) on public lands, and a ban on OHVs in parks and protected areas across Alberta’s Eastern Slopes. Read more »

Posted January 26, 2016 by AEN

Wilderness, Wildlife and Human Interaction Symposium in Four Parts

Mar 5 2016 (All day)
  • Part 1:  Speakers
    Robert Bateman, John Donihee, Paula Fairfield, Francis First Charger, Dan Fox, Brian Horejsi, Erika Almazi-Klaus, Anna Korwin-Kowalski, Andrew Nikiforuk, Kathreen Ruckstuhl, Charlie Russell, Thomas Serfass
  • Part 2: Film Festival: Unique films from Alberta and Elsewhere
  • Part 3: Art Exhibition: Nationally and Internationally Recognized Artists
  • Part 4:  Banquet and Silent Auction: Entertainment by comedian Mike MacDonald.
  • Read more »

Location

Cochrane Ranchehouse
Cochrane, AB

Posted January 22, 2016 by AEN

Call for Input: Listing the Athabasca Rainbow Trout as Endangered under the Species at Risk Act

Initiative: 
Listing the Athabasca Rainbow Trout as Endangered under the Species at Risk Act
Deadline: 
9 Feb 2016 (All day)

From the Species at Risk Public Registry website:

As part of the consultation process, the Government of Canada would like to hear your comments on the potential impacts of listing the Athabasca Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), as Endangered under the Species at Risk Act (SARA).

Read more »

Posted January 18, 2016 by AEN

ACA Conservation, Community and Education Grants

Deadline: 
25 Jan 2016 (All day)

ACA is proud to enter into its 19th year of Conservation Funding. ACA Conservation, Community and Education Grants Funding will be available for projects that contribute to healthy fish and wildlife populations, to a healthy environment for fish and wildlife in Alberta, and to the understanding, appreciation and use of that environment. This grant program will also fund projects which increase the level of attendance and awareness of outdoor opportunities, while developing knowledge and respect for conservation. Read more »

Posted December 18, 2015 by AEN

Christmas Bird Counts

Dec 14 2015 (All day) - Jan 5 2016 (All day)

From the Bird Studies Canada Christmas Bird Count website:

Started in 1900, the Christmas Bird Count is North America's longest-running Citizen Science project. Counts happen in over 2000 localities throughout the Western Hemisphere.

The information collected by thousands of volunteer participants forms one of the world's largest sets of wildlife survey data. The results are used daily by conservation biologists and naturalists to assess the population trends and distribution of birds.

Each Christmas Bird Count is conducted on a single day between December 14 and January 5. Counts are carried out within a 24-km diameter circle that stays the same from year to year. They are organized, usually as group efforts, at the local level, often by a birding club or naturalist organization.

Location

various locations

Posted December 14, 2015 by AEN

Canada’s Boreal Woodland Caribou Still At Risk

CPAWS annual review finds limited progress nationally in 2015

14 Dec 2015

EDMONTON – In its third annual review of government action to conserve Canada's boreal woodland caribou, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) finds there has been spotted progress – with too few jurisdictions showing significant leadership in protecting the species that long graced our 25-cent piece.  

Under the federal Species-at-Risk Act, all provinces and territories are required to have plans in place to recover their boreal caribou populations by 2017, based on the 2012 Final Recovery Strategy for Boreal Woodland Caribou.

“In Alberta, we give credit to the government for deferring the sale of oil and gas leases in caribou habitat over the last six months, however, we are deeply concerned that the situation for boreal caribou has not improved over the last year,” says Alison Ronson, Executive Director of CPAWS Northern Alberta. Read more »

Posted December 14, 2015 by AEN

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