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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

Playing on the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton

May 21 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Current Impacts & Update on Recreational Water Quality for
People & Fish

From the North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper website:

Our North Saskatchewan River is a natural and recreational treasure. However, two of the most commonly asked questions of the Riverkeeper are:

"Is it safe to recreate in and on the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton?"

"Is the water quality safe and suitable for fish in Edmonton?"

Read more »

Location

ECHA 2-190 Lecture Hall
Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (SW corner of 87 Avenue & 114 Street)
Edmonton, AB

Posted May 1, 2014 by AEN

AWA Tuesday Talk: Great Divide Trail

Mar 25 2014 - 7:00pm

Join Dave Hockey and Wayne Marshall of the Great Divide Trail Association, to learn about the Great Divide Trail and get information on how to become a Volunteer Trail Builder this summer! A chance to get involved in clearing trails, designing switchbacks, cutting fallen trees, and blazing paths. The Great Divide Trail Association provides all of the tools and training on a 4-day trail-building excursion in the magnificent Canadian Rocky Mountains!

Cost: $5.00

Location

AWA Building
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted February 27, 2014 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

AWA Tuesday Talk: Our Journey – Courtesy of the Great Divide Trail

Nov 6 2012 (All day)

Join Dan Wallace and Wayne Marshall as they share their friendship and adventures (from 1995 to present) via the (Alberta) Great Divide Trail.  From backpacking to motorhome to a camp, from hiking to biking to a four-wheel drive, from fly-fishing to caving to someone moving the trail (actually they were lost), from Friends to brush clearing and bridge building on one of Alberta’s more unique and remote trails.

$5 Adults, $1 Children Read more »

Location

Hillhurst Room
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted October 25, 2012 by AEN

One of Alberta's Last Remaining Wilderness Gems Desperately in Need of Protection

31 Jul 2012

Extreme trail erosion, due to high water levels and unsustainable levels of motorized recreational activity, has preempted the closure of some parts of the Bighorn Backcountry to motorized users. Current levels of damage and degradation are so extreme it is hard to imagine the trails will be usable for the 2012 season. Read more »

Posted July 31, 2012 by AEN

Film Screening & Talk: Staying Safe in Bear Country

Mar 31 2012 - 7:00pm

presents a special Film Screening: 

Staying Safe in Bear Country

With a guest appearance from Stephen Herrero 

As the summer hiking season approaches, and bears start to emerge from hibernation, how much do you know about staying safe during your recreational activities?  Read more »

Location

Alberta Wilderness Association
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted March 13, 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

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

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