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Conservation groups file legal challenge over Jasper National Park development proposal

28 Aug 2014

CALGARY — Parks Canada’s approval of a controversial concept proposal to build overnight commercial accommodations at Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park must be struck down because it violates the park’s management plan, conservation groups said today. Read more »

Posted August 28, 2014 by AEN

7th Annual West Castle Wetland Ecological Reserve Weed Pull

Jul 23 2014 - 8:30am

 

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Presented by:
  • Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition
  • Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation
Weed Pull Flyer
Meet:
  • 8:30am at the Castle Mountain Resort parking lot
Bring:
  • digging tool,
  • drinking water,
  • lunch,
  • insect repellent and
  • cup, utensils and plate for the BBQ.
  • If you are trained to use it, bring bear spray and holster.
Wear:
  • sunscreen,
  • a hat and
  • dress for the weather.

Location

(meet at the Castle Mountain Resort parking lot)
West Castle Wetlands, AB

Posted July 7, 2014 by AEN

Climb and Run for Wilderness

Apr 26 2014 (All day)

On April 26 bring the whole family to join the Alberta Wilderness Association at the Climb and Run for Wilderness. Participants have the chance to climb the 802 stairs of the Calgary Tower, see the murals of the “tallest gallery in the west” and raise money to protect Wild Alberta. Each year almost 2,000 people, from babies in backpacks to 94 years old take part and support Alberta’s wilderness legacy and the conservation and education work that goes into protecting it. Read more »

Location

Calgary Tower
Calgary, AB

Posted April 3, 2014 by AEN

Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan Information Session

Jan 13 2014 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

From the EVDS website:

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) and EVDS will host an information session to encourage public feedback on a plan intended to balance the environmental, economic, and cultural well-being of the province.

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Location

Professional Faculties Building, Room 2165
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB

Posted January 10, 2014 by AEN

AWA calls on the Alberta Government to take a stronger conservation stance for the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan

9 Jan 2014

With the comment period soon ending on January 15, 2014, Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) has sent official recommendations to the Alberta government in response to the Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan (SSRP). After extensively reviewing the draft, AWA has serious concerns with the draft and wants significant changes in the final SSRP. Although there are positive strategic directions in the draft indicating a need for a cumulative effects management approach, land use tradeoffs and sufficient headwater and biodiversity protection are largely absent. Read more »

Posted January 9, 2014 by AEN

New Roads, Cutblocks and Wells Undermine Little Smoky Caribou Critical Habitat

5 Dec 2013

Significant new disturbance within caribou ranges in west central Alberta is destroying federally protected critical habitat and undermines chances for naturally sustaining caribou populations committed to by Alberta and federal governments. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) echoes residents’ concerns about these disturbances even as it looks for solutions within Alberta’s Little Smoky - A La Peche caribou range planning process. Read more »

Posted December 13, 2013 by AEN

Castle Wilderness News, Vol. 23, No. 2, December 2013

The Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition has published the latest issue of Castle Wilderness News

Contents

  • Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan a Major Disappointment
  • Syncline Castle Trails Association
  • Interpretive Kiosk
  • Executive Director's Report
  • Table Mountain Hike

Posted November 21, 2013 by AEN

CPAWS Northern Alberta AGM & 50th Anniversary Celebration

Nov 20 2013 - 6:00pm

Evening Overview

Supporters are encouraged to come connect with CPAWS Staff, Board members, and other supporters at this year's AGM and 50th Anniversary Celebration. Guest speaker will be Jasper National Park Superintendent Greg Fenton followed by a special screening of the short film Through Ice and Time. Read more »

Location

Yellowhead Brewery
10229 105 Street NW
Edmonton, AB

Posted November 16, 2013 by AEN

Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan Workshop

Nov 4 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

From the CPAWS SAB website:

CPAWS is holding two Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan (SSRP) workshops for southern Albertans in order to:

  1. Provide an overview of the Draft SSRP and CPAWS' main concerns with the plan, and
  2. Provide you with a variety of ways to express your views on the Draft SSRP to the Government of Alberta, including writing a letter, attending a consultation session, or filling in a workbook
  3. Read more »

Location

Cowley District Hall
122 Cameron Street
Cowley, AB

Posted November 1, 2013 by AEN

Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan Workshop

Nov 6 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

From the CPAWS SAB website:

CPAWS is holding two Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan (SSRP) workshops for southern Albertans in order to:

  1. Provide an overview of the Draft SSRP and CPAWS' main concerns with the plan, and
  2. Provide you with a variety of ways to express your views on the Draft SSRP to the Government of Alberta, including writing a letter, attending a consultation session, or filling in a workbook
  3. Read more »

Location

Bob Niven Training Centre
Canada Olympic Park
Calgary, AB

Posted November 1, 2013 by AEN

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