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Just $20 per Truckload of Non-merchantable Timber for Castle Clearcut Trees

21 Aug 2012

Pincher Creek, AB - Twenty dollars. That’s how much grizzly bear habitat and trout spawning streams are worth to the Alberta Government. Twenty dollars is the amount of money that the Alberta government receives in royalties for each truckload of non-merchantable timber removed from the Castle. Read more »

Posted August 21, 2012 by AEN

Castle Logging Decision Ignored Fish & Wildlife, and Alberta Public

Details Revealed in Newly-released Freedom of Information Documents

14 Aug 2012

ALBERTA - Newly-released documents reveal that the Alberta government’s decision to go ahead with deeply unpopular clearcut logging in the Castle Special Place, west of Pincher Creek, Alberta – despite widespread public opposition – was made by Forestry staff in a seeming vacuum. Fish and Wildlife staff were given minimal opportunity for input, and documents show that input was ignored. Extensive public opposition to the logging, which saw rallies, a protest camp and even arrests, was also discounted. Read more »

Posted August 14, 2012 by AEN

One of Alberta's Last Remaining Wilderness Gems Desperately in Need of Protection

31 Jul 2012

Extreme trail erosion, due to high water levels and unsustainable levels of motorized recreational activity, has preempted the closure of some parts of the Bighorn Backcountry to motorized users. Current levels of damage and degradation are so extreme it is hard to imagine the trails will be usable for the 2012 season. Read more »

Posted July 31, 2012 by AEN

Canadians Willing To Make Sacrifices to Recover Caribou in our National Parks: New Parks Canada Report

3 Jul 2012

Canadians support renewed efforts to recover Threatened caribou in our Mountain National Parks – and we are willing to make sacrifices to allow that recovery to take place. This is one of the significant findings from a newly released Parks Canada report, Conservation Strategy for Southern Mountain Caribou: What we Heard.

In November 2011, a draft Conservation Strategy was released, and the Canadian public were asked to provide comments. Around 150 individuals and organizations obliged, and their responses are summarized in the new What We Heard document. Read more »

Posted July 3, 2012 by AEN

Canada's Declining Bird Populations Warrant Urgent Conservation Action

2 Jul 2012

Almost half of all (44%) of all bird species found in Canada have experienced population declines since 1970 according to a recently released report on the state of Canada’s birds. Of particular concern, populations of grasslands birds have declined by 45% on average since 1970. Read more »

Posted July 3, 2012 by AEN

Group Sues Government over Castle Logging

18 Apr 2012

Arguing that there was a reasonable expectation that the Castle Special Place would be protected, and that no proper consultation was carried out when the Alberta government decided to allow logging in that sensitive watershed, the Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition and a group of local citizens announced today that they are initiating a judicial review of the government’s decision to allow clear cut logging. “In 1993, the Natural Resources Conservation Board recommended that the Castle be protected,” said Gord Petersen, speaking on behalf of the applicants. Read more »

Posted April 17, 2012 by AEN

ANPC 2012 Workshop: The Value of Native Plants in Urban Landscapes

Apr 21 2012 - 8:30am

The ANPC is having its annual workshop on April 21 in St. Albert.  The theme is the "Value of Native Plants in Urban Landscapes".  Talks include wetland valuation, native plants and green roof construction, parks management, low impact development, conservation planning, and xeriscaping.  We have a great program and more information can be found at www.anpc.ab.ca. Read more »

Location

The Enjoy Centre (101 Riel Drive)
St. Albert, AB

Posted April 16, 2012 by AEN

Film Screening & Talk: Staying Safe in Bear Country

Mar 31 2012 - 7:00pm

presents a special Film Screening: 

Staying Safe in Bear Country

With a guest appearance from Stephen Herrero 

As the summer hiking season approaches, and bears start to emerge from hibernation, how much do you know about staying safe during your recreational activities?  Read more »

Location

Alberta Wilderness Association
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted March 13, 2012 by AEN

Approval of Jasper Development Ignores Public Outcry

9 Feb 2012

Over the objections of almost 200,000 citizens, the federal government has approved the proposed “Brewster Glacier Discovery Walk” in Jasper National Park. Conservation organizations fear that the beauty and integrity of Jasper National Park are being surrendered to commercial interests, opening the door for more for-profit businesses to capitalize on the splendour of Canada’s most loved and protected landscapes. Read more »

Posted February 9, 2012 by AEN

Save our Forests Rally

Feb 14 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The Issue 

Southern Alberta’s forests need your help! Clearcut logging in the Castle is beginning right now, and a similar program is scheduled to begin near Bragg Creek in the summer. Now more than ever Albertans can help keep the momentum going for changes in how our forests are managed. Read more »

Location

Outside the Alberta Legislature
10800 97 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted February 3, 2012 by AEN

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