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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

Moratorium on motorized access necessary for grizzly survival

19 Sep 2011

CALGARY -  Industrial and public motorized access routes in grizzly bear habitat greatly exceed thresholds recommended in the Alberta government’s official Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan. This issue is so critical that several Alberta Conservation organizations are calling for an immediate moratorium on new roads. Read more »

Posted September 19, 2011 by AEN

Motorized Access Levels in the Ghost Too High for Grizzlies

10 Aug 2011

 Motorized access density in southern Alberta’s Ghost Watershed is more than three times that officially recorded by the Alberta government, and more than four times the maximum recommended in the province’s Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan says a new report released August 8. Motorized access levels in bear habitat strongly correspond to high mortality rates for grizzly bears. Read more »

Posted August 11, 2011 by AEN

North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper's Swim Guide

Looking for a great Alberta beach this long weekend? There’s an app for that!

27 Jul 2011

Edmonton, AB – Summer is half over and we all need some sun, sand and swimming. Thanks to North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper, finding your perfect beach just got easier.

This week, Riverkeeper launches the Swim Guide in Alberta, a brand new – and completely free – smartphone app and website. Swim Guide helps you locate your closest, cleanest beach, get directions, report pollution, view photos, determine if the water is safe for swimming, and share the whole adventure with friends and family on your social networks. Read more »

Posted July 27, 2011 by Anonymous

Growing Call for Trail Closures on May Long Weekend: Conditions are Too Wet for Motorized Access

17 May 2011

The Alberta Government is under increasing pressure to demonstrate that motorized access in Alberta’s Eastern Slopes is being managed sustainably – by closing trails over the May long weekend.  Continuing wet and snowy conditions mean that even low levels of activity would lead to unprecedented damage to trail networks.  Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) supports motorized access organizations who have called for a temporary suspension of motorized trail use. Read more »

Posted May 17, 2011 by AEN

AWA Hike: Birding and Orchid Weekend

Jun 11 2011 (All day) - Jun 12 2011 (All day)

An Exploration of the Lakeland Boreal Forest

With Chip Scialfa and Aaron Davies Read more »


Sir Winston Churchill and Lakeland Provincial Park Lac La Biche, AB

Posted May 11, 2011 by AEN

Sheep River Winter Hike

Feb 16 2011 (All day)

Distance: 6 - 8 km

The winter snow contains many stories.  Animals (and some birds) leave their tracks, the action of the wind is recorded and life-giving water is stored to be released with the return of spring.  Winter hiking!  Why not?

For registration and more information…


Sheep River Provincial Park
Kananaskis, AB

Posted December 29, 2010 by AEN

Bighorn Wildland Protection Calls Bolstered by New Grizzly Report

5 Mar 2010

Calls to protect one of Alberta’s last great unprotected watersheds received a recent boost with the publishing of the province’s new report, Status of the Grizzly Bear in Alberta. The 4,000 square kilometre Bighorn area, which sits east of Jasper and Banff National Parks, has suffered from motorized abuse, and it is now clear that grizzly bears are one more victim of that abuse. Read more »

Posted March 8, 2010 by Anonymous

Call for Input: Proposal to Deregulate Coalspur and Lambert Creek Provincial Recreation Areas

Proposal to Deregulate Coalspur and Lambert Creek Provincial Recreation Areas
5 Apr 2010 (All day)

As part of Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation's commitment to consultation with stakeholders and the public, the Parks Division would like to invite you to comment on the proposed deregulation of Coalspur and Lambert Creek provincial recreation areas.

Both provincial recreation areas are little used, subject to vandalism and no longer considered commercially viable. Additional camping stalls will be added to nearby provincial recreation areas to compensate for the potential closure of these two sites. Read more »

Posted February 5, 2010 by Anonymous

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