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Red Deer River Watershed - Integrated Watershed Management Plan Workshops

Jan 25 2011 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Thanks again to those of you who were able to participate at the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance Community Forums in September and October. We shared information on the health of the watershed — water quality, water quantity, land use and biodiversity. If you want to learn more about those forums, go to: http://rdrwa.ca/forums.php

Later in January, we're going to ask you to come together and roll up your sleeves and talk about the problems and issues in your part of the watershed. We will be having those conversations at three Community Workshops: Read more »

Location

West Country Seniors Centre
#4 - 101 2nd Avenue NW (next to the Arena)
Sundre, AB

Posted December 27, 2010 by Anonymous

“Potatogate” Deal is Dead: Now it is Time to Fix the Real Problem

3 Nov 2010

“Potatogate”, the shady Alberta government deal to sell off 16,000 acres of public land – scarce native grassland and endangered species habitat – has finally been shelved, following an unprecedented public outcry. But while this particular piece of land has received a temporary reprieve, the system which allows for secretive backroom deals to sell off public land, and with no public input, is still very much in place. Read more »

Posted November 3, 2010 by AEN

Call for Delegates: Member & Alternates, NRCB Policy Advisory Group

Initiative: 
NRCB Policy Advisory Group
Position: 
Member & Alternates
Application Deadline: 
11 Nov 2010 (All day)

The NRCB delivers the Agricultural Operation Practices Act (AOPA) and provides broad governance, administrative policy, and appeals. The Policy Advisory Group (PAG) is a multi-stakeholder advisory committee that provides advice to the Chief Executive Officer of the NRCB on matters related to the effective delivery of the AOPA.  ENGOs have been represented on the PAG since its inception by the Southern Alberta Group for the Environment and the Environmental Law Centre. Two alternate positions are also vacant. Read more »

Posted October 26, 2010 by AEN

“Potatogate” Continued: What We Have Here is a Failure to Communicate

25 Oct 2010

There appears to have been a major failure to communicate within Alberta Sustainable Resource Development (AB SRD).  A new report Canadian Biodiversity: Ecosystem Status and Trends 2010 was released by the federal, provincial and territorial governments last week. Read more »

Posted October 25, 2010 by AEN

Ecojustice calls on Minister Knight to stop land sale

Survey of area, home to several species-at-risk, must be conducted

21 Oct 2010
 

EDMONTON — The Alberta government’s proposed sale of 25 public land plots to SLM Spud Farms is ill-informed and could devastate local species-at-risk, Ecojustice said today.

“At minimum, Alberta must conduct an in-depth survey of the land to determine what exactly it is signing away before the sale is approved,” said Melissa Gorrie, Ecojustice staff lawyer. “As it stands now, the province does not have the necessary information to make an informed, responsible decision.” Read more »

Posted October 25, 2010 by AEN

“Potatogate”: Irreplaceable Public Land to be Sold to Make Potato Chips

21 Oct 2010

In a shocking insult to all Albertans, the provincial government is set to sell off a huge swathe of public land – our land – to a private company, to grow potatoes. Despite the fact that the 16,000-acre parcel of land near Bow Island is valuable native prairie, known to be habitat for a number of endangered species, the sale looks set to go ahead this week with no opportunity for public input. The priceless piece of prairie will be ploughed up to grow potatoes. Read more »

Posted October 21, 2010 by AEN

Alberta for Sale? Premier Asked to Clarify Government’s ‘Prairies to Potatoes’ Position

15 Sep 2010

Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) is asking for the Premier to clarify a statement made to the media by Minister of Sustainable Resource Development (SRD), Mel Knight, about funds generated by the proposed sale of native prairie Public Lands near Bow Island, Alberta. Sale and conversion of this land would destroy vital habitat for a number of endangered species. Read more »

Posted September 15, 2010 by AEN

Materials from Greenhouse Gas Roundup Part II Webinar available for download

If you’re like many Albertans, you’re probably asking yourself some pretty important questions about climate change. The most overdue questions may be about soil not oil. For example:

  • How can agricultural producers participate in the carbon market?
  • Will international climate change agreements influence land use activities?
  • Could more land users be regulated for emissions reduction as seen in the energy sector?

The Environmental Law Centre has made materials from their recent "Greenhouse Gas Roundup Part II: Agriculture Webinar"available for download. You can watch the presentation below, or on YouTube and visit the ELC website to download the slides.

Read more »

Posted April 16, 2010 by Anonymous

Call for Delegates: ENGO Delegates, Confined Feeding Operations Project Implementation Working Group

Initiative: 
Confined Feeding Operations Project Implementation Working Group
Position: 
ENGO Delegates
Application Deadline: 
19 Apr 2010 (All day)

In 2008 the Confined Feeding Operations (CFO) Project Team developed 10 recommendations to improve the management of air emissions from existing and future CFOs in Alberta, and to improve relationships between stakeholders.

Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) has led the implementation of these recommendations. ARD has requested that a multi-stakeholder implementation team be established to serve as a liaison between the CASA board, the CFO recommendation implementers, and the former CFO project team. Read more »

Posted April 13, 2010 by Anonymous

Webinar: Greenhouse Gas Roundup — Part II: Agriculture

Apr 14 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

If you're like many Albertans, you're probably asking yourself some pretty important questions about climate change.  The most overdue questions may be about soil not oil. For example:

  • How can agricultural producers participate in the carbon market?
  • Will international climate change agreements influence land use activities?
  • Could more land users be regulated for emissions reduction as seen in the energy sector?

Whether you're a producer, a regulated emitter, or just a concerned citizen, you will find value in this second installment of Greenhouse Gas Roundup — a three-part webinar series led by ELC Staff Counsel Adam Driedzic. No legal training is required and there are no dumb questions. Read more »

Posted March 26, 2010 by Anonymous

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