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Cutthroats Cut Out of Castle

2 Feb 2016

The Critical Habitat Order for Threatened westslope cutthroat trout provides the legislation needed to prohibit off highway vehicles (OHVs) within the Castle Provincial and Wildland Provincial Parks. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) and Timberwolf Wilderness Society are calling on the Federal and Provincial Governments to enforce the Order to protect remaining westslope cutthroat trout populations in the Castle. This initial step will work towards restoring populations to self-sustaining levels as per the Recovery Strategy issued in March 2014. Read more »

Posted February 2, 2016 by AEN

Music for the Wild: Fifty Shades of Blues and Blue Rambler

Feb 6 2016 - 7:30pm

Headline Act

Fifty Shades of Blues. Glennis Houston & Andrea Petrity sing and play blues from the women divas of the 20’s and 30’s. Let them transport you back to the sultry clubs of New Orleans, Chicago, St. Louis and New York when powerful women laid down the foundation of blues, jazz and rock. Fifty Shades of Blues is a piano / vocal duo.

Opening Act

Blue Rambler. Don Gowan, George Campbell & Murray Little play blues-based songs that have strong stories and a solid groove. Their songs are well-aged or are played as if they are. Blue Rambler will get you singing a bit and tapping your feet. Expect to hear tinges of folk, jazz and old country as well as blues.

Music at 7:30pm, doors open at 7:00pm

Tickets: $20.00

Location

Alberta Wilderness Association
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted February 2, 2016 by AEN

Wild Voices Soiree 2016

Mar 11 2016 - 6:30pm

From the CPAWS Southern Alberta Chapter website:

We are excited to be hosting this year's Soiree at SAIT's elegant Macdonald Hall located in Heritage Hall. Our evening not only showcases a performance by the popular band The Wardens who have two CDs to their name, it also features renowned conservationist and explorer Brian Keating as the keynote speaker. Along with a silent auction and Ken Lima-Coelho as MC, it is sure to be a great event.

  • Doors open at 5:30 pm.
  • Dinner and evening program begins at 6:30 pm.

Location

Macdonald Hall (Heritage Hall Building) - SAIT
1301 16 Avenue NW
Calgary, AB T2M 4W7

Posted January 26, 2016 by AEN

Conservation Community Calls for Swift Action to Protect Alberta’s Headwaters

25 Jan 2016

Representing tens of thousands of members and supporters across the province, Alberta’s conservation community is today calling for strict limits on off-highway vehicles (OHVs) on public lands, and a ban on OHVs in parks and protected areas across Alberta’s Eastern Slopes. Read more »

Posted January 26, 2016 by AEN

Wilderness, Wildlife and Human Interaction Symposium in Four Parts

Mar 5 2016 (All day)
  • Part 1:  Speakers
    Robert Bateman, John Donihee, Paula Fairfield, Francis First Charger, Dan Fox, Brian Horejsi, Erika Almazi-Klaus, Anna Korwin-Kowalski, Andrew Nikiforuk, Kathreen Ruckstuhl, Charlie Russell, Thomas Serfass
  • Part 2: Film Festival: Unique films from Alberta and Elsewhere
  • Part 3: Art Exhibition: Nationally and Internationally Recognized Artists
  • Part 4:  Banquet and Silent Auction: Entertainment by comedian Mike MacDonald.
  • Read more »

Location

Cochrane Ranchehouse
Cochrane, AB

Posted January 22, 2016 by AEN

Survey: Albertans want more wilderness protected

19 Nov 2015

(Calgary, Alberta) — A first-ever survey of Albertans' outdoor activities and values toward recreation and wilderness shows that 76% of adult Albertans regularly participate in outdoor recreation, 86% of adult Albertans would prioritize non-motorized recreation in wilderness areas (vs. motorized recreation, such as ATVs, off-highway vehicles, dirt bikes and motorboats) and88% of Albertans want government to set aside more wilderness where human activity is minimal. Read more »

Posted November 19, 2015 by AEN

ELC Report—Conservation Directives: an unknown and untested tool

The Environmental Law Centre has published their report "Conservation Directives: Alberta's unknown and untested conservation tool":

When we think of protecting Alberta’s landscapes there are a variety of tools that are quite well understood and used: parks on public land, conservation easements on private land.  The Alberta Land Stewardship Act (ALSA) greatly added to the conservation tool box by providing a variety of legal mechanisms to plan and manage for conservation purposes.

Posted November 16, 2015 by russ

Wine & Wilderness (proceeds support Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition)

Nov 26 2015 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Wine & Wilderness is your chance to sample some premium wine and craft beer samples, get your name in for a door prize ($50 CrossIron Mills gift certificate), receive a discount on your Christmas wine purchases, and...most importantly...toast the great outdoors and celebrate our love of trees, water, bugs, mountains and all those big animals we like to see from a distance! Read more »

Location

5 Vines Wine, Craft Beer & Spirits
215 12 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB

Posted November 16, 2015 by russ

Film Screening: Hadwin's Judgement

Nov 18 2015 - 7:00pm

The National Film Board of Canada
is proud to present the Edmonton premiere of

HADWIN’S JUDGEMENT

Written and directed by Sasha Snow
Inspired by the book The Golden Spruce written by John Vaillant
With Doug Chapman as Grant Hadwin

Wednesday, November 18

7:00 p.m.
Metro Cinema
Read more »

Location

Metro Cinema—Garneau Theatre
8712 109 Street NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted November 12, 2015 by russ

2015 Martha Kostuch Annual Wilderness and Wildlife Lecture

Nov 20 2015 - 6:00pm

With special guest lecturer Sid Marty:

“Banned in Alberta and other tales from the conservation trenches”

Sid will offer an arrest by arrest account of the Castle logging protest action in 2012.

If time permits, he will include a few entertaining excerpts from his published works.

Wilderness Defenders Awards will be presented to Sid Marty and Gordon Petersen. Both of these gentlemen are known as naturalists, each of them working and making a difference in different corners of Alberta to help others learn and know more about wild Alberta and our natural world.

A Great Gray Owl Award will be presented to Bob Blaxley – a knowledgeable, inspiring volunteer who share his passions through excellent leadership and storytelling. Read more »

Location

AWA Hillhurst Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted November 5, 2015 by AEN

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