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Alberta Caribou Committee Spring General Meeting

Jun 10 2009 - 8:30am - 12:00pm

Draft Agenda

  • Welcome and Introduction (George Hamilton, Interim Program Manager, Alberta Caribou Committee)
  • Update on West Central Caribou Landscape Plan (Ron Bjorge, ASRD, Acting Government Co-Chair
  • Update on Athabasca Caribou Landscape Plan (Melanie Duhaime, Sierra Systems; Terry Antoniuk, Salmo Consulting; George Hamilton)
  • Research & Monitoring Program
    • Caribou Population Monitoring (Kirby Smith)
    • Caribou, Predators and Alternative Prey in Athabasca Landscape (Dave Latham)
    • Wolf Population Surveys (Nicole McCutchen)
  • Updates on ACC Organization (George Hamilton)
    • Strategic Assessment, review of ACC terms of reference
    • Funding
    • Research & Monitoring Subcommittee
    • New Caribou Landscape Assessments

For more information contact: Cliff Wallis, 403-271-1408 Read more »

Location

Nexen Conference Center, Annex Theater
801 7 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB

Posted June 9, 2009 by Anonymous

Environment Week Kicks off with Sage-grouse Court Battle

Government has no excuse for ignoring habitat of well-studied Prairie bird, groups say
2 Jun 2009

To stop the disappearance of one of the Prairie's most iconic species, six conservation groups are in federal court today arguing a lawsuit against the federal Minister of Environment, Jim Prentice, for refusing to identify critical habitat for the endangered greater sage-grouse. Read more »

Posted June 2, 2009 by russ

Documentary Screening — Varmints

May 7 2009 - 7:00pm

Varmints
Presented by Western Canada Wilderness Committee, and Voice for Animals
USA 1998, 91 min, Dir: Doug Hawes-Davis Read more »

Location

Metro Cinema (Ziedler Hall in the Citdael Theatre)
9828 101A Ave
Edmonton, AB

Posted May 2, 2009 by Anonymous

YEP Calgary Speaker Event: Action Grizzly Bear

Apr 8 2009 - 6:00pm

Carl Morrison, through the Sierra Club of Canada, will present on the Action Grizzly Bear Campaign.

Sierra Club of Canada, in collaboration with several other lead conservation organizations, has launched Action Grizzly Bear (AGB), a campaign that focuses on advocating for grizzly bear recovery in Alberta. We realize that political commitment is a critical element for the recovery of any Threatened or Endangered species. Through public mobilization AGB looks to foster that political will. Read more »

Location

Ceili's Irish Pub
803 8 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB

Posted March 31, 2009 by Anonymous

AWA Talk: When Cougars Meet Humans

Feb 3 2009 - 7:00pm

When Cougars Meet Humans: Public Opinion, Rural Development & Conservation

with Aliah Adams Knopff

Can these large carnivores co-exist with people on a human-dominated
landscape? How does the proximity of cougars and humans influence public
opinion and impact wildlife management?

Aliah Adams Knopff works with her husband, Kyle, on the Central East Slopes
Cougar Study in west-central Alberta. She is working toward a master's in
biological science at the U of A. Read more »

Location

Strathcona Branch Public Library
8331 104 Street NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted January 28, 2009 by Anonymous

Syncrude cannot duck from charges in death of 500 waterfowl

Private prosecution launched against oil company after governments ‘stall’

7 Jan 2009

Edmonton — One of Canada’s largest oil companies is under legal fire today for causing the death of several hundred ducks in a massive toxic tailings pond in Alberta’s  Tar Sands last year. Ecojustice lawyer Barry Robinson launched a private prosecution against Syncrude Canada on behalf of concerned Alberta resident, Jeh Custer.  Read more »

Posted January 8, 2009 by russ

Sierra Club Chinook Group Meeting - Action Grizzly Bear

Jan 7 2009 - 7:00pm

Our first regular public meeting of 2009 will feature Sierra Club Canada’s Action Grizzly Bear Campaigner Carl Morrison. Based in Calgary, Carl has always had a keen interest in wildlife and conservation and after completing his marketing degree he went to work as a field tech on various wildlife research studies around Alberta including the Trans-Canada Highway Bear DNA study in Banff National Park. Read more »

Location

Calgary Area Outdoor Council
1111 Memorial Drive NW
Calgary, AB

Posted January 5, 2009 by Anonymous

Action Grizzly Bear Launched

Alberta Asked to Commit to Recovery and the Dollars Required

Media Release : Wednesday Nov 19th

Calgary: Today, local, national and international conservation organizations have launched "Action Grizzly Bear." Based out of Alberta, which for many years has been on the receding edge of grizzly bear numbers and range in North America, the new collaborative campaign is focused on achieving Alberta and Canadian government action on grizzly bear recovery at a level comparable to what has been ongoing in the United States for more than a decade with positive results. It provides citizens with a vehicle to have their voices heard on behalf of the fewer than 500 grizzly bears remaining in Alberta; a number sharply down from the 1,000 the province committed to retaining habitat for in 1984. Read more »

Posted November 19, 2008 by Anonymous

CPAWS Monthly Meeting: The Prairie Rattlesnake and Roads

Nov 10 2008 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society
Calgary/Banff Chapter

Speaker: Adam Martinson
Place: City of Calgary Outdoor Resource Centre at Yellowstone to Yukon
Location and Directions Read more »

Location

City of Calgary Outdoor Resource Centre
1111 Memorial Drive NW (corner of Memorial Dr & 10 Street NW)
Calgary, AB

Posted October 29, 2008 by Anonymous

Go Crazy for Caribou & CPAWS AGM

Oct 23 2008 - 7:00pm

CPAWS Northern Alberta

6:00 pm CPAWS Northern Alberta’s AGM
6:45 pm Break and Refreshments
7:00 pm Crazy for Caribou presentations

University of Alberta Earth Sciences Building, Room 327 Directions

Free event!
Free pizza!

All are welcome Read more »

Posted October 23, 2008 by Anonymous

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