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AWA calls on the Alberta Government to take a stronger conservation stance for the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan

9 Jan 2014

With the comment period soon ending on January 15, 2014, Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) has sent official recommendations to the Alberta government in response to the Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan (SSRP). After extensively reviewing the draft, AWA has serious concerns with the draft and wants significant changes in the final SSRP. Although there are positive strategic directions in the draft indicating a need for a cumulative effects management approach, land use tradeoffs and sufficient headwater and biodiversity protection are largely absent. Read more »

Posted January 9, 2014 by AEN

Emergency Order Essential First Step in Sage-grouse Recovery

6 Jan 2014

Sage-grouse recovery must remain focused on getting habitat right so the birds can recover. Postponing the Emergency Order for the Protection of the Greater Sage-grouse as requested by the City of Medicine Hat and LGX Oil and Gas Inc. would delay recovery and be counterproductive. Read more »

Posted January 7, 2014 by AEN

New Roads, Cutblocks and Wells Undermine Little Smoky Caribou Critical Habitat

5 Dec 2013

Significant new disturbance within caribou ranges in west central Alberta is destroying federally protected critical habitat and undermines chances for naturally sustaining caribou populations committed to by Alberta and federal governments. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) echoes residents’ concerns about these disturbances even as it looks for solutions within Alberta’s Little Smoky - A La Peche caribou range planning process. Read more »

Posted December 13, 2013 by AEN

Alberta Wildlife Status Reports: Western Grebe & Hare-footed Locoweed

Alberta Environment & Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD) and the Alberta Conservation Association (ACA) have published two new Alberta Wildlife Status Reports: Read more »

Posted December 11, 2013 by AEN

CPAWS Northern Alberta AGM & 50th Anniversary Celebration

Nov 20 2013 - 6:00pm

Evening Overview

Supporters are encouraged to come connect with CPAWS Staff, Board members, and other supporters at this year's AGM and 50th Anniversary Celebration. Guest speaker will be Jasper National Park Superintendent Greg Fenton followed by a special screening of the short film Through Ice and Time. Read more »

Location

Yellowhead Brewery
10229 105 Street NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted November 16, 2013 by AEN

Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan Workshop

Nov 4 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

From the CPAWS SAB website:

CPAWS is holding two Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan (SSRP) workshops for southern Albertans in order to:

  1. Provide an overview of the Draft SSRP and CPAWS' main concerns with the plan, and
  2. Provide you with a variety of ways to express your views on the Draft SSRP to the Government of Alberta, including writing a letter, attending a consultation session, or filling in a workbook
  3. Read more »

Location

Cowley District Hall
122 Cameron Street
Cowley, AB

Posted November 1, 2013 by AEN

Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan Workshop

Nov 6 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

From the CPAWS SAB website:

CPAWS is holding two Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan (SSRP) workshops for southern Albertans in order to:

  1. Provide an overview of the Draft SSRP and CPAWS' main concerns with the plan, and
  2. Provide you with a variety of ways to express your views on the Draft SSRP to the Government of Alberta, including writing a letter, attending a consultation session, or filling in a workbook
  3. Read more »

Location

Bob Niven Training Centre
Canada Olympic Park
Calgary, AB

Posted November 1, 2013 by AEN

AWA Tuesday Talk: Get the Buzz

Nov 5 2013 - 7:00pm

What’s happening with Alberta's bees and how is grazing influencing our native pollinators?

with Megan Evans

Learn about basic bee ecology and the results of a Master's project studying the effects of grazing on floral resources and bees in southwestern Alberta.

$5 Adults, $1 Children

Location

Hillhurst Room
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted October 2, 2013 by AEN

AWA Tuesday Talk: Living with a Cutthroat

Oct 8 2013 - 7:00pm

with Amanda Halawell
The Westslope Cutthroat Trout has been listed as “threatened” by the provincial and federal government. Learn about their ecology and threats to Cutthroat Trout habitat. Join in a discussion of habitat restoration strategies and possible recovery of a dwindling species.

$5 Adults, $1 Children

Location

Hillhurst Room
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted October 2, 2013 by AEN

2013 Martha Kostuch Annual Wilderness and Wildlife Lecture

Oct 25 2013 - 6:00pm

With special guest speaker:

Lorraine Mitchelmore
President and Country Chair, Shell Canada Ltd.

Over much of the past century Alberta's natural environment has been caught in the grip of ever increasing resource extraction. Riches from Alberta's lands have economically benefited many here at home, nationally and internationally. But now there is growing recognition from within the province and from outside that Alberta cannot maintain its water and air quality, its arable soil base and its indigenous wildlife without major changes towards ecological sustainability. Alberta has literally raced into its present environmental predicament; now, in determining our future, how can AWA best bridge gaps and maintain forward momentum towards a goal of ecological sustainability? How will we best work with a variety of partners to secure a legacy of abundant native wildlife and natural wild spaces, of clean water and air, and the soil base we depend upon for food supply, all of these being integral parts of ecological stability? Read more »

Location

Alberta Wilderness Association
455 12 Street NW
Calgary

Posted October 2, 2013 by AEN

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