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Survey: Albertans want more wilderness protected

19 Nov 2015

(Calgary, Alberta) — A first-ever survey of Albertans' outdoor activities and values toward recreation and wilderness shows that 76% of adult Albertans regularly participate in outdoor recreation, 86% of adult Albertans would prioritize non-motorized recreation in wilderness areas (vs. motorized recreation, such as ATVs, off-highway vehicles, dirt bikes and motorboats) and88% of Albertans want government to set aside more wilderness where human activity is minimal. Read more »

Posted November 19, 2015 by AEN

2015 Martha Kostuch Annual Wilderness and Wildlife Lecture

Nov 20 2015 - 6:00pm

With special guest lecturer Sid Marty:

“Banned in Alberta and other tales from the conservation trenches”

Sid will offer an arrest by arrest account of the Castle logging protest action in 2012.

If time permits, he will include a few entertaining excerpts from his published works.

Wilderness Defenders Awards will be presented to Sid Marty and Gordon Petersen. Both of these gentlemen are known as naturalists, each of them working and making a difference in different corners of Alberta to help others learn and know more about wild Alberta and our natural world.

A Great Gray Owl Award will be presented to Bob Blaxley – a knowledgeable, inspiring volunteer who share his passions through excellent leadership and storytelling. Read more »

Location

AWA Hillhurst Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted November 5, 2015 by AEN

AWA Edmonton Talk—Brazil: Wilds of the Pantanal

Feb 17 2016 - 7:00pm

Wilderness Around the World Speaker Series
Sponsored by the Wildbird General Store & Jackson Power

with Dr. Jim Butler

Cost: Donations accepted at the door
Time: Talk starts at 7:00 PM (Doors open at 6:30pm)

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Location

Jackson Power & Electric Ltd.
9744 60 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted November 2, 2015 by AEN

AWA Edmonton Talk—Mount St. Helens: The Power of Nature

Jan 13 2016 - 7:00pm

Wilderness Around the World Speaker Series
Sponsored by the Wildbird General Store & Jackson Power

with Dr. Evelyn Merrill

Cost: Donations accepted at the door
Time: Talk starts at 7:00 PM (Doors open at 6:30pm)

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Location

Jackson Power & Electric Ltd.
9744 60 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted November 2, 2015 by AEN

AWA Edmonton Talk—India: Mountains and Tigers …(Oh my!)

Dec 9 2015 - 7:00pm

Wilderness Around the World Speaker Series
Sponsored by the Wildbird General Store & Jackson Power

with David Hobson

Join David as he takes you on a trip to the high altitudes and Tibetan Buddhist region of Ladahk in northern India including the high salt lake of Pangong Tso on the Tibetan border, home of the wild Tibetan Ass. He will also take you on a trek along the Markha River in the Hemis High Altitude National Park where blue sheep or Bharal forage along the dry desert slopes, where Himalayan Marmots and Pikas whistle warnings and people live a life not much changed over the last thousand years. Finally a visit to Jim Corbett National Park and Tiger Reserve along the southern foothills of the Himalaya where herds of wild Asian Elephants still wander and tigers hunt Chital Deer. 

Cost: Donations accepted at the door
Time: Talk starts at 7:00 PM (Doors open at 6:30pm)

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Location

Jackson Power Electric Ltd.
9744 60 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted November 2, 2015 by AEN

Call for Papers: Wilderness, Wildlife and Human Interactions

Initiative: 
Wilderness, Wildlife and Human Interaction Conference (Call for Papers)
Deadline: 
4 Dec 2015 - 17:00

Cochrane, Alberta Canada
March 5 & 6, 2016

The Theme of the Conference is Wilderness Wildlife and Human Interaction. It is set intentionally broad so all aspects of wilderness and human interaction (preserving our indigenous wildlife, economic, cultural, research, conservation past and present, the management of landscape domestic and wild, achievable goals) can be included. This Conference’s intention is also to explore new perspectives aimed at generating a Plan B focused on examining and creating innovative methods of moving from current economic and environmental stalemate and conflict to sustainability and a healthy planet. Only our imaginations set the limits! Read more »

Posted October 29, 2015 by AEN

AWA Edmonton Talk—Cameroon: An Evaluation of its Biodiversity

Nov 4 2015 - 7:00pm

Wilderness Around the World Speaker Series
Sponsored by the Wildbird General Store & Jackson Power

Dr. David Simbo will lead you through the wilds of Cameroon and explore the country’s amazing diversity of plants and animals!

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Location

Jackson Power & Electric Ltd.
9744 60 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted October 29, 2015 by AEN

Celebrate Calgary's Headwater Streams with author Kevin Van Tighem

Nov 18 2015 - 6:30pm

Author Kevin Van Tighem will be joined by photographer Brian Van Tighem for a presentation of Heart Waters: Sources of the Bow River on Wednesday evening, November 18 at the Cardel Theatre. This presentation deals with various headwater tributaries of the Bow River and the conservation issues around them. Kevin and Brian will touch on topics like non-native trout introductions, hydro dams, beavers, flood engineering, and more. Read more »

Location

Cardel Theatre
180 Quarry Park Boulevard SE
Calgary, AB

Posted October 29, 2015 by AEN

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