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Oil and Gas Development Transforming North American Landscapes

1 May 2015

Accelerated drilling activity is transforming significant portions of North America's natural landscapes. University of Montana scientists recently released the first broad-scale evaluation of oil and gas industry impacts on landscapes across the U.S. and Canada, including Alberta.

Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) is renewing its call for development limits in sensitive forest and grassland ecosystems and for expanded protected areas networks. Read more »

Posted May 1, 2015 by AEN

CPAWS Northern Alberta Volunteer Training & Pub Night

Apr 2 2015 - 6:00pm

From CPAWS Northern Alberta:

Come on out and learn what CPAWS does and how you can get involved in our work!

 

This month, we'll discuss why we need greater protection for our province's headwaters!

 

  • 6pm Training - CPAWS Offices (Baker Centre, 10025 106 St NW, Suite 800)

  • 7pm Pub Night - Kelly's Pub (10156 104 ST NW)

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Locations

CPAWS Office
800 - 10025 106 Street NW (Baker Centre)
Edmonton, AB
Kelly's Pub
10156 104 Street NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted April 1, 2015 by AEN

Alberta Could Choose Habitat Recovery Plan, Instead More Lease Sales in Endangered Mountain Caribou Ranges are Planned

23 Mar 2015

The Alberta government has posted new energy leases for sale in the same endangered mountain caribou range in west central Alberta where it cancelled lease sales on March 6. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) asks the Alberta government for consistent decisions to recover Redrock-Prairie Creek and Narraway mountain caribou, and to adopt the principles of the Alberta Conservation Association (ACA) 2012 proposal for Redrock-Prairie Creek caribou range management. Read more »

Posted March 24, 2015 by AEN

Co-op Community Spaces Program

Deadline: 
15 May 2015 (All day)

As Western Canadians, we have to make the most of every chance we get to go outside and enjoy the parks, playgrounds, community gardens and other spaces that bring us together.

Co-op Community Spaces has been developed to help protect, beautify and improve spaces across Western Canada. In keeping with our ongoing commitment to invest in the communities we serve, Co-op will contribute up to $1 million annually to help support projects that improve the places Canadians meet, play, learn and share. Read more »

Posted March 22, 2015 by AEN

Major New Energy Lease Sales Imminent in Endangered Alberta Caribou Habitat

5 Mar 2015

On March 11, the Alberta government plans a major auction of new oil and gas leases on 21,000 hectares (212 square kilometers) of endangered mountain woodland caribou habitat, without rules to reduce surface disturbance below current excessive levels. Read more »

Posted March 5, 2015 by AEN

CPAWS Northern Alberta Volunteer Pub Night

Mar 5 2015 - 6:00pm

From CPAWS Northern Alberta:

CPAWS Northern Alberta encourages everyone interested in our work or in volunteering for our chapter to come on out to our monthly Volunteer Pub Nights! 

On the first Thursday of each month, join CPAWS Northern Alberta at its office to learn about a campaign we’re working on, and then we’ll all head over to Kelly’s Pub (10156-104 Street) for a pint. 

Join us March 5th at 6 pm at the Baker Centre, 10025 106 St. NW, Unit 800, to learn about our Caribou & You campaign! We’ll be at the pub by 7 pm. 

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Locations

CPAWS Office
800 - 10025 106 Street NW (Baker Centre)
Edmonton, AB
Kelly's Pub
10156 104 Street NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted March 4, 2015 by AEN

AWA Edmonton Talk: Jamaica — Blue Mountain Trek

Mar 5 2015 - 7:00pm

Wilderness Around the World Speaker Series Presents…

JAMAICA: Blue Mountain Trek

by Heinz Unger

Heinz will talk about trekking in Jamaica’s Blue & John Crow Mountains National Park, including a sunrise hike up Blue Mountain Peak (2,465 m). This national park north and east of Kingston was established in 1992 and covers 780 km2

Cost: FREE (Donations will be accepted at the door, any donation over $20 will receive a tax receipt) Read more »

Location

Jackson Power & Electric Ltd.
9744 60 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted February 4, 2015 by AEN

AWA Edmonton Talk: Bhutan – A Spectacular Journey

Feb 12 2015 - 7:00pm

Wilderness Around the World Speaker Series Presents…

BHUTAN:  A Sp​ectacular Journey

by Geoff Holroyd

Bhutan, the land of official happiness and the dragon, is sandwiched between China (Tibet) and India. Enjoy this trek along the main range of the Himalayas through Jigme Dorji National Park. Butter tea will be served after the presentation. Read more »

Location

Jackson Power & Electric Ltd.
9744 60 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted February 4, 2015 by AEN

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