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Weavers Headwater Havens Conservation Report

Oct 1 2013 - 7:00pm

Some of the best-known National and Provincial Parks in the world are set in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta. In the midst of international acclaim for these spectacular Parks, however, the area between them has been overlooked by all but a few. Read more »

Location

Lebel Mansion Board Room
696 Kettles Street
Pincher Creek, AB

Posted September 27, 2013 by AEN

Conservation groups cautiously optimistic about Greater sage-grouse announcement

17 Sep 2013

EDMONTON – Conservation groups welcome the federal government’s announcement that it intends to introduce an emergency protection order for Canada’s endangered Greater sage-grouse, but they also caution that the devil will be in the details.  Read more »

Posted September 17, 2013 by AEN

EcoAction Community Funding Program

Deadline: 
1 Nov 2013 (All day)

Since 1995, Environment Canada's EcoAction Community Funding Program has provided financial support to community-based, non-profit organizations for projects that have measurable, positive impacts on the environment.

The Program encourages action focused projects that will protect, rehabilitate or enhance the natural environment, and build the capacity of communities to sustain these activities into the future. Read more »

Posted September 13, 2013 by AEN

Wild West Gala

Sep 20 2013 - 6:00pm

A Celebration of Wild Spaces and Wildlife in Alberta

2013-09-20 Wild West Gala

The 25th Annual Wild West Gala is a celebration of Alberta’s Wild spaces and Wildlife. It is a tradition of friends, colleagues, members and supporters enjoying a great meal and an evening filled with entertainment, conversation, auctions and plain good fun. Tickets are $110.00 for members and $125.00 for non-members. This event is a fundraiser for the Alberta Wilderness Association and is totally dependent on volunteers and sponsors from the Calgary area to present an evening to remember. Read more »

Location

Red and White Club (North end of McMahon Stadium)
Calgary, AB

Posted September 3, 2013 by AEN

Alberta Caribou Action & Range Planning Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Group: Cold Lake Caribou Range

Initiative: 
Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Group for the Cold Lake Caribou Range
Position: 
Two (2) ENGO Delegates and one (1) alternate
Application Deadline: 
23 Aug 2013 - 23:59

The Government of Alberta is developing caribou action plan(s) and range plans for Alberta’s fifteen caribou populations. The plans are being developed to meet the requirements of the 2012 Federal Recovery Strategy for the Woodland Caribou, Boreal Population. A phased approach will be taken to develop the plans: (1) Little Smoky/A La Peche, (2) Cold Lake, (3) northeast caribou ranges, and (4) northwest and remaining mountain caribou ranges. Read more »

Posted August 2, 2013 by AEN

Alberta Caribou Action & Range Planning Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Group: Little Smoky & A La Peche Caribou Ranges

Initiative: 
Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Group for the Little Smoky & A La Peche Caribou Ranges
Position: 
Two (2) ENGO Delegates and one (1) alternate
Application Deadline: 
9 Aug 2013 - 23:59

The Government of Alberta is developing caribou action plan(s) and range plans for Alberta’s fifteen caribou populations. The plans are being developed to meet the requirements of the 2012 Federal Recovery Strategy for the Woodland Caribou, Boreal Population. A phased approach will be taken to develop the plans: (1) Little Smoky/A La Peche, (2) Cold Lake, (3) northeast caribou ranges, and (4) northwest and remaining mountain caribou ranges. Read more »

Posted August 2, 2013 by AEN

Alberta Again Violates Caribou Policies With Today's Energy Leasing

24 Apr 2013

“Alberta Energy promotes caribou habitat disturbance by selling leases that drive new well sites, ignoring technology options to reduce existing footprint,” says Carolyn Campbell, AWA conservation specialist.  “In the Little Smoky range with over 95% disturbance, the government wages war on wolves and moose while encouraging more industry footprint that drives caribou population declines.” Read more »

Posted April 24, 2013 by AEN

AWA Tuesday Talk - Bat Conservation: White-nose Syndrome and Wind Turbines

May 14 2013 - 7:00pm

with Dr. R​obert Barclay

It's a tough time to be a bat!  Come learn about two conservation issues that are posing serious challenges for bat populations: White-nose syndrome and wind turbines.  We will be joined by Dr. Robert Barclay who will discuss the consequences of these two factors on Alberta species and ecosystems.

$5 Adults, $1 Children

Location

Hillhurst Room
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted April 11, 2013 by AEN

AWA Tuesday Talk: Hair Snares for Grizzly Bears — Monitoring Bears in Southwestern Alberta

Mar 26 2013 - 7:00pm

with Andrea Morehouse

Come learn about the Southwest Alberta Grizzly Bear Monitoring Project, a three year pilot project designed to non-invasively monitor grizzly bears both locally and at ecosystem scales. We will be joined by Andrea Morehouse who will speak about how the project takes advantage of a natural bear behavior—rubbing.

Cost: $5 Adults, $1 Children

Location

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

Posted February 6, 2013 by AEN

Stop Alberta Energy Leases in Threatened Little Smoky Caribou Range

6 Feb 2013

In violation of Alberta’s 2011 woodland caribou policy that places an immediate priority on maintaining caribou habitat, Alberta Energy plans auctions of new oil and gas leases within the Little Smoky caribou range on February 7, March 7 and April 25, 2013. This herd’s habitat is already 95% disturbed, according to Environment Canada. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) has issued an open letter to Alberta’s Energy Minister urging him to defer these lease sales as a step towards responsible habitat management for this herd at imminent risk of local extinction. Read more »

Posted February 6, 2013 by AEN

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