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Conservation groups in court to defend Jasper National Park from further commercial development

Approval of concept plan to add overnight commercial accommodation at Maligne Lake threatens park protection, groups say

27 Oct 2015

EDMONTON — Conservation groups are in court today to challenge Parks Canada’s approval of a concept plan to build overnight commercial accommodations at Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park, alleging that it would undermine the law and set a dangerous precedent for protection of Canada’s national parks. Read more »

Posted October 28, 2015 by AEN

Rock for Wildlife!

Nov 7 2015 - 8:15pm

Rock for Wildlife Poster Read more »

Location

Dewey's, University of Alberta Campus (Old Power Plant, North Entrance)
Edmonton, AB

Posted October 27, 2015 by AEN

Launch of the Conservation Blueprint for Northern Alberta & AGM

Oct 21 2015 - 6:30pm

Join CPAWS Northern Alberta as we launch our Conservation Blueprint for Northern Alberta and conduct our Annual General Meeting!

You will be able to purchase your very own copy of the Conservation Blueprint at the event!

There will be a cash bar, free hors d'oeuvres, and some AMAZING silent auction items, including:

  • 1 round trip flight for 2 courtesy of WestJet!
  • 2 beautiful Robert Bateman prints courtesy of Alberta Parks!
  • Gift cards and items from Craft Beer Market, Evoolution, Track N Trail, Audrey's Books, and MORE!

Location

Yellowhead Brewery
10229 105 Street NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted October 15, 2015 by AEN

CPAWS Conservation Presentation Night

Oct 19 2015 - 7:30pm

Come learn about Alberta's:

  • Birds
  • Caribou
  • Climate Change
  • Forest Health
  • Fisheries

… and CPAWS' own Conservation Blueprint of Northern Alberta!

 

Location

800 - 10025 106 Street NW (Baker Centre)
Edmonton, AB

Posted October 15, 2015 by AEN

Broad-based group of Canadians demands a stop to commercialization of Canada's national parks

16 Sep 2015

BANFF, AB —Today a diverse group of Canadians with a deep concern for the well-being of our national parks gathered in Banff to call for an end to inappropriate commercialization of Canada’s national parks.

Recent commercial projects in Banff and Jasper National Parks have privatized public spaces and threatened the very framework that controls development in our parks. Read more »

Posted September 21, 2015 by AEN

Autumn Splendor: An AWA Celebration in the Snow Valley

Oct 24 2015 - 6:00pm

From the AWA website:

Join us for a Fabulous Chicken Bar-be-que in the Fall Coloured Snow Valley to Celebrate AWA’s 50th Anniversary!

There will be Food, Entertainment, Mingling, Updates from AWA Board Members, Auction and Raffle Fun!

Read more »

Location

Snow Valley Ski Club (13204 45 Avenue NW)
Edmonton, AB

Posted September 14, 2015 by AEN

Wild West Gala: A Celebration of Wildlife and Wild Spaces in Alberta

Sep 25 2015 - 6:00pm

From the AWA website:

The 27th annual Wild West Gala is a celebration of AWA’s 50th anniversary. This is the best foot-stompin’, fun-lovin’ great-eats-and-fine-wine evening of the season. There’s plenty to celebrate after 50 years of conservation and it is a great time to meet new friends and old.

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Location

Red and White Club (1833 Crowchild Trail NW)
Calgary, AB

Posted September 14, 2015 by AEN

New report highlights major commercial development threat to Canada’s national parks

From the CPAWS Northern Alberta Chapter website:

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A new report released today by the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) finds that Canada’s national parks are under serious threat from growing commercial development pressures, particularly in Banff and Jasper.

The report describes a list of recent developments that, together, threaten the natural values national parks are intended to protect. These include the recent rushed approval of a massive expansion of the Lake Louise Ski Resort in Banff, construction of the Glacier Skywalk and a proposed Maligne Lake resort development in Jasper, and a proposal to build a giant seven story statue in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, among others.

Posted September 14, 2015 by AEN

Public Comment Period: Enhancing the Protection of the Castle area

Initiative: 
Enhancing the Protection of the Castle area
Deadline: 
5 Oct 2015 (All day)

From the Alberta Parks website:

The Castle area is one of the most biologically diverse areas in Alberta with over 200 rare or at-risk species, including wolverine and grizzly bear. The area has a history of multiple uses including commercial forestry, grazing, oil and gas development as well as tourism development and recreational uses.

The Government of Alberta is committed to enhancing protection of the Castle Special Management Area. To achieve this, government will amend the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan to designate the Castle area under Parks’ legislation. The Government of Alberta is therefore proceeding with a public comment period on the following plan:

  1. Expansion of the Castle Wildland Provincial Park;
  2. Creation of a Provincial Park

The enhanced protection of the Castle area will allow us to focus on stewardship, protecting and enhancing biodiversity, and promoting the area as an outdoor destination for all Albertans.

Read more »

Posted September 9, 2015 by AEN

New Protected Area to Protect Water, Create Jobs

4 Sep 2015

Blairmore, Alberta. Albertans today are celebrating the long-awaited creation of two new protected areas in Alberta. After more than 40 years of pressure from local business, advocates and community members, the remainder of the Castle Special Place has been protected as a Provincial Park and Wildland Provincial Park, completing the protection of ~1000 km2 region. Read more »

Posted September 4, 2015 by AEN

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