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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 - 16:30

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 - 16:30

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

Conservation & Stewardship Tools Workshop

Oct 21 2011 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

There are many communities in Alberta that are striving to protect valued landscapes (wetlands, riparian areas, biodiversity, agricultural lands, etc.), whether urban or rural, community leaders are looking for tools and processes that make this possible. There are areas of high conservation value that have timber leases, grazing leases, and oil leases – the owners of these leases are also looking for tools to help them meet the expectations for stewardship and conservation. Read more »


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101 RancheHouse Road
Cochrane, AB T4C 2K8

Posted October 11, 2011 by AEN

Last Dance for Sage-grouse?

Just 13 Male Birds Remain in Alberta, as Recovery Fails

1 Sep 2011

In 2011, just thirteen male greater sage-grouse were counted in Alberta. Without emergency action to protect sage-grouse habitat, the species will die out in Alberta, and the finger of blame will be pointed squarely at provincial and federal governments which have failed to act. Read more »

Posted September 1, 2011 by AEN

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