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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 McDougall Centre
455 6 Street SW
Calgary, AB

Posted February 3, 2012 by AEN

History being made in Alberta: Picket-line prevents clear-cutting in Castle protected area for 16th day

Picket-line counter posts site where locals & outfitter continue to hold back clear-cutting in Castle protected area
26 Jan 2012

Beaver Mines: Located on the way to Castle Mountain Resort in the Castle Special Management Area of southwest Alberta, locals, businesses and outdoor enthusiasts will be counter posting the site today with the Alberta Government's decision and map designating the area as a Special Place protected area. (Document attached or is on government webstite http://alberta.ca/home/NewsFrame.cfm?ReleaseID=/acn/199803/5992.html , except for the original map with the decision.) It's no Read more »

Posted January 27, 2012 by AEN

Will Alison Redford's Clearcuts Crush Bear Cubs in their Dens?

25 Jan 2012

Conservationists today called upon Alberta premier Alison Redford to halt plans for winter logging would disturb, displace or even kill bears denning in the Castle Special Management Area.

“Logging in winter threatens Alberta’s bears at the worst possible time,” said WildCanada’s Jim Pissot, “when adults and cubs are asleep in their dens.”   Read more »

Posted January 25, 2012 by AEN

History being made in Alberta as for 14th day, picket-line & outfitting camp keep clear-cutting out of protected area

25 Jan 2012

BEAVER MINES: A rotating picket-line maintained by outdoor enthusiasts and near-by residents, and an outfitting camp set up by a second generation outfitter are making history in Alberta as for the 14th day now, they continue to hold back Alberta's Sustainable Resource Development Department (SRD) and a sawmill located outside the region from starting clear-cuting in Castle Special Management Area; a popular protected area in southwest Alberta.  Determined by a government hearing panel in 1993 to be an integral part of the health of the international Crown of Read more »

Posted January 25, 2012 by AEN

Alberta Government kicks public out of protected area so Spray Lake Sawmills can begin clear-cutting

19 Jan 2012

BEAVER MINES: This afternoon, Alberta Government’s Sustainable Resource Development Department (SRD) issued a notice closing part of the popular, year-round recreation core of the Castle Special Management Area to public use. That includes closing it to a legal camp of a second-generation outfitter and a picket-line by local residents - the presence of which was holding back Spray Lake Sawmills from starting up its equipment to bulldoze new roads and clear-cut the protected area. Read more »

Posted January 19, 2012 by AEN

Replace spin with conservation action in international Crown of Continent say conservation groups

22 Sep 2011

Pincher Creek & Calgary: Sierra Club Canada and the Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition are maintaining that while it is important to have the Alberta Sustainable Resource Development’s Parliamentary Assistant, Evan Berger, representing the government today at the international Crown of the Continent Round Table in Polson, Montana, the province needs to replace its spin with actual conservation action, instead of the actions thwarting conservation in Alberta’s portion of the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem.  Read more »

Posted September 22, 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 10, 2011 by AEN

Growing Call for Trail Closures on May Long Weekend: Conditions are Too Wet for Motorized Access

17 May 2011

The Alberta Government is under increasing pressure to demonstrate that motorized access in Alberta’s Eastern Slopes is being managed sustainably – by closing trails over the May long weekend.  Continuing wet and snowy conditions mean that even low levels of activity would lead to unprecedented damage to trail networks.  Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) supports motorized access organizations who have called for a temporary suspension of motorized trail use. Read more »

Posted May 17, 2011 by AEN

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