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Call for Delegates: Director & Alternate, Alberta Water Council

Initiative: 
Board of Directors
Position: 
Director & Alternate
Application Deadline: 
16 Sep 2011 (All day)

The Alberta Water Council (AWC) has been tasked with tracking implementation of the Alberta Water for Life strategy, a province-wide approach to the protection of watersheds in Alberta. Read more »

Posted August 12, 2011 by AEN

Motorized Access Levels in the Ghost Too High for Grizzlies

10 Aug 2011

 Motorized access density in southern Alberta’s Ghost Watershed is more than three times that officially recorded by the Alberta government, and more than four times the maximum recommended in the province’s Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan says a new report released August 8. Motorized access levels in bear habitat strongly correspond to high mortality rates for grizzly bears. Read more »

Posted August 11, 2011 by AEN

World Water Monitoring Day

Greetings,

Members of the Alberta Environmental Network might be interested to learn about an international public education and outreach program organized annually by the Water Environment Federation and International Water Association.  The program is called World Water Monitoring Day, and it encourages people all around the world to get more personally connected to their local waterways through basic water quality monitoring.
Read more »

Posted August 3, 2011 by Anonymous

River Rally 2011

Sep 23 2011 (All day) - Sep 25 2011 (All day)

Don't m​iss the boat! River Rally 2011 Early Bird Registration coming to a close!

Alberta Ecotrust is extending the Early Bird deadline for River Rally 2011 so you can take advantage of the great pricing.  Early bird pricing - an affordable $75 for a 3-day conference that includes a raft trip - ends July 22.  After this time, the price jumps to $100 (and eventually $135). Read more »

Location

North Saskatchewan River Valley Edmonton, AB

Posted July 21, 2011 by AEN

ELC News Brief Vol. 26 No. 2

ELC News Brief Vol. 26 No. 2 is now available to view or download from the Environmental Law Centre website. The issue's theme is Alberta's South Saskatchewan region.

Contents

  • Grasslands Management
  • Recreation & Water
  • Water Transfers
  • Contaminated Land Regulation

Posted July 21, 2011 by AEN

Riparian Land Conservation and Management Project Team

Initiative: 
Riparian Land Conservation and Management Project Team
Position: 
Project Team Member
Application Deadline: 
27 Jul 2011 - 17:00

The purpose of this initiative is to enhance knowledge and provide recommendations for effective conservation and management of riparian lands in support of Water for Life goals. The Project Team will work to gain an understanding of the current state of riparian lands, management, and stewardship in Alberta and the riparian management and stewardship “best practices” of other jurisdictions.
Read more »

Posted July 21, 2011 by Anonymous

Conservation Volunteers: Riparian Rescue

Jul 22 2011 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Jul 23 2011 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Join us in the battle against noxious weeds in the Crowsnest Pass! Come out for one day, or stay for both! Together, we’ll stop the weeds in their tracks before they have a chance to establish and spread. This event was made possible, in part, through a grant from The Alpine Club of Canada’s Environment Fund. For more information and to register for events, go to www.conservationvolunteers.ca

Location

Crowsnest Pass, AB

Posted July 6, 2011 by AEN

AEN Groups weigh in on the proposed Lower Athabasca Regional Plan

As the consultation period on the Government of Alberta's proposed Lower Athabasca Regional Plan comes to a close— submissions are due June 6, 2011— AEN member groups have weighed in on the proposed plan, regulations, and frameworks.

In a recent op-ed, the Pembina Institute's Jennifer Grant states that:

…the current draft plan does more to defend the interests of oilsands developers than it does to protect the quality of Alberta's environment. Read more »

Posted May 30, 2011 by AEN

Lower Atahbasca Regional Plan Public Consultation Session - Calgary

May 19 2011 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Accompanying the draft plan, the Alberta Land Use Secretariat has launched Phase 3 of their public and stakeholder consultations. Public and stakeholder consultation sessions will be held across the province in April and May (see here for other dates and locations). Read more »

Location

Radisson Hotel Calgary Airport
2120 16 Avenue NE
Calgary, AB

Posted May 3, 2011 by AEN

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