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Pembina reacts to oilsands monitoring update

16 Jul 2012

EDMONTON — Jennifer Grant, oilsands program director with Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to the joint Canada-Alberta update on oilsands monitoring: Read more »

Posted July 17, 2012 by AEN

New Report Shows Federal and Provincial Governments Breaking Own Rules On Air and Water and Land To Approve More Oil Sands Projects

10 Jul 2012

Edmonton, Alberta – A new report released today entitled Alberta’s Oil Sands Development is Not Responsible- Moratorium Needed shows that since 2004 the federal and Alberta provincial governments have knowingly broken their own publicly vowed rules requiring the monitoring and consideration of environmental cumulative effects of all oil sands projects (effects include water, air, biodiversity and land). Read more »

Posted July 10, 2012 by AEN

Invitation for Input: Conservation & Management of Riparian Lands in Alberta

Riparian Land Conservation & Management
15 Aug 2012 (All day)

Help improve conservation and management of riparian lands in Alberta

You are receiving this invitation because the Riparian Land Conservation and Management (RLCM) Project Team would like your input.  Four sectors have decided to work together to gather this input, in order to better represent your ideas when building recommendations. These four sectors have similar membership and can offer more opportunities to more individuals by working together. Read more »

Posted July 4, 2012 by AEN

2012 Watershed Stewardship Grant

1 Feb 2012 - 4:30pm

The 2012 Watershed Stewardship Grant (WSG) will begin accepting applications on January 1st, 2012.

Since 2005, the WSG program made possible through the Government of Alberta’s Water for Life Strategy, has provided funding to the province’s stewardship community to support their efforts. Read more »

Posted December 29, 2011 by AEN

Property rights & environmental protection: Conflict or confluence (Webinar)

Jan 18 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

What does our legal history have to say about our property rights? When do we move from confluence to conflict in reaching environmental objectives on our land? Is there a place for the “public interest” on private property?

The Alberta Government has recently struck a task force to consult with landowners regarding property rights. Undoubtedly this is in response to concerns raised around the impact of the Alberta Land Stewardship Act (and other laws) on a landowner’s property rights. Read more »

Posted December 23, 2011 by AEN

Call for Input: South Saskatchewan Regional Plan, Phase 2 consultations

South Saskatchewan Regional Plan, Phase 2 consultations
30 Apr 2012 - 4:30pm

Deadline for input extended to April 30, 2012

See Information Bulletin

SSRP Phase 2 Consultation

Status: currently underway. The deadline for completion of the workbook has been extended to April 30, 2012. The previous deadline was December 19, 2011. Read more »

Posted December 16, 2011 by AEN

Livingstone Landscape Wins Reprieve from Transmission Lines

2 Dec 2011

In a highly significant decision, the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) yesterday refused permission to Altalink Management Ltd. to build a new transmission line in the pristine landscape of southwestern Alberta’s Livingstone Range. Read more »

Posted December 2, 2011 by Anonymous

Habitat focus needed for Alberta's caribou

25 Nov 2011

Parks Canada’s newly-announced Southern Mountain Caribou Conservation Strategy, including a captive breeding and reintroduction program, will fail in Alberta without a stronger focus on habitat protection and restoration. Alberta Wilderness Association calls on federal and provincial governments to deal with the root cause of Alberta’s plummeting caribou populations: habitat destruction by human disturbance. Read more »

Posted November 28, 2011 by AEN

Alberta Land Stewardship Act: Digging Deeper (Webinar)

Nov 23 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The Alberta Land Stewardship Act (ALSA), which provides the legal framework for the province’s new land use planning and management system, has been in effect for two years. During that time, a first regional plan has been released in draft form, with a second soon to follow, and the first ALSA regulations have been enacted. Read more »

Posted November 9, 2011 by AEN

Premier Redford Sticks to Her Campaign Promise, and Cancels Notorious “Potatogate” Land Sale

19 Oct 2011

Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) is delighted to congratulate Premier Alison Redford on honouring her campaign commitment to scrap the notorious “Potatogate” public land sale.

A short Government of Alberta news release, October 19, 2011, announced: “Government cancelled the RFP after people expressed concerns that there was no public input into using a Request for Proposals and that there might be an impact on water and on the ranching community.” Read more »

Posted October 19, 2011 by russ

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