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Oil and Gas Development Transforming North American Landscapes

1 May 2015

Accelerated drilling activity is transforming significant portions of North America's natural landscapes. University of Montana scientists recently released the first broad-scale evaluation of oil and gas industry impacts on landscapes across the U.S. and Canada, including Alberta.

Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) is renewing its call for development limits in sensitive forest and grassland ecosystems and for expanded protected areas networks. Read more »

Posted May 1, 2015 by AEN

Brisk Alberta Energy Lease Sales in Endangered Caribou Habitat Continue During Election

Who Will Sustainably Manage Alberta’s Forests and Wildlife?

28 Apr 2015

On April 29, in the midst of an election, the Alberta government plans another major auction of new oil and gas leases on 35,600 hectares (356 km2) of endangered mountain and boreal woodland caribou habitat, without rules to reduce surface disturbance below current excessive levels. Since September 2014 the Prentice government has auctioned over 1600 km2 of Alberta caribou ranges for oil and gas leases. Read more »

Posted April 29, 2015 by AEN

Grizzly Death Toll Climbs

9 Apr 2015

In what has become a sad annual tradition, Alberta’s ministry of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development has released their count of the number of grizzly bears known to have met their end in 2014. All of this year’s 19 deaths were caused by humans, underscoring the grave need for habitat protection for this threatened species. Read more »

Posted April 9, 2015 by AEN

CPAWS Northern Alberta Volunteer Training & Pub Night

Apr 2 2015 - 6:00pm

From CPAWS Northern Alberta:

Come on out and learn what CPAWS does and how you can get involved in our work!

 

This month, we'll discuss why we need greater protection for our province's headwaters!

 

  • 6pm Training - CPAWS Offices (Baker Centre, 10025 106 St NW, Suite 800)

  • 7pm Pub Night - Kelly's Pub (10156 104 ST NW)

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Locations

CPAWS Office
800 - 10025 106 Street NW (Baker Centre)
Edmonton, AB
Kelly's Pub
10156 104 Street NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted April 1, 2015 by AEN

Alberta Could Choose Habitat Recovery Plan, Instead More Lease Sales in Endangered Mountain Caribou Ranges are Planned

23 Mar 2015

The Alberta government has posted new energy leases for sale in the same endangered mountain caribou range in west central Alberta where it cancelled lease sales on March 6. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) asks the Alberta government for consistent decisions to recover Redrock-Prairie Creek and Narraway mountain caribou, and to adopt the principles of the Alberta Conservation Association (ACA) 2012 proposal for Redrock-Prairie Creek caribou range management. Read more »

Posted March 24, 2015 by AEN

Protect the Pollinators Tour

The Sierra Club's "Protect the Pollinator" Tour rolls into Alberta, hitting Calgary on March 23, and Edmonton on March 24.

Posted March 23, 2015 by AEN

Protect the Pollinators Tour

Mar 24 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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Location

Lecture Hall L116, King's University
9125 50 Street NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted March 23, 2015 by AEN

Protect the Pollinators Tour

Mar 23 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

It might still feel like winter, but spring is fast approaching, and preparations are well underway for Sierra Club Canada Foundation’s Protect the Pollinators cross-country tour, sponsored by Simpatico Song and Script. Read more »

Location

Alberta Wilderness Association
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted March 23, 2015 by AEN

Co-op Community Spaces Program

Deadline: 
15 May 2015 (All day)

As Western Canadians, we have to make the most of every chance we get to go outside and enjoy the parks, playgrounds, community gardens and other spaces that bring us together.

Co-op Community Spaces has been developed to help protect, beautify and improve spaces across Western Canada. In keeping with our ongoing commitment to invest in the communities we serve, Co-op will contribute up to $1 million annually to help support projects that improve the places Canadians meet, play, learn and share. Read more »

Posted March 22, 2015 by AEN

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