About the AEN

The Alberta Environmental Network (AEN) connects Albertans and environmental groups that are dedicated to preserving and protecting Alberta’s environment. As a non-profit and non-partisan organization, the AEN supports collaboration of the environmental community throughout the province.

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Connecting Alberta’s environmental groups

We are a network of individuals and groups working together on shared concerns. AEN members include individuals and representatives from member groups that connect, collaborate and share information.

The AEN is a link between the environmental community and government, industry, the media and all Albertans. View our current member groups.

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Albertans and environmental groups are welcome to join the AEN as members – there are memberships for both individuals and groups. Members contribute to preserving and protecting Alberta’s environment by sharing information and collaborating on shared issues. Learn more about becoming a member of the AEN.

The AEN supports an inclusive and diverse environmental community for all Albertans. 

Controversial Alberta open-pit coal mine project faces next legal challenge

Conservation groups argue project will destroy sensitive migratory bird habitat

Sierra Legal Defence Fund &#149 Nature Canada &#149 Sierra Club of Canada &#149 Pembina Institute &#149 Jasper Environmental Association &#149 Alberta Wilderness Association
November 2, 2004

EDMONTON, AB – A coalition of Canadian conservation groups announced today that they are launching another legal challenge of the controversial Cheviot Coal Mine Project underway near Jasper National Park, Alberta. The groups argue that the federal government’s recent authorization of the first part of the mine, called the Cheviot Creek Development, should be quashed because it would result in the destruction of sensitive migratory bird habitat – directly contravening the federal Migratory Bird Conventions Act. Read more about Controversial Alberta open-pit coal mine project faces next legal challenge

Canada must take lead on Convention on Hazardous Waste

Stop Undermining Ban on Hazardous Waste Movement to Developing Countries

Press Release
Sierra Club of Canada
October 25th 2004

Ottawa: The Sierra Club of Canada today called on the Canadian government to stop its opposition to restrictions on international hazardous waste shipments, and to take a lead on crucial issues at the 7th Conference of the Parties (COP), being held this week in Geneva, Switzerland.

Canada, along with Australia, the United States and others, has for over a decade opposed the inclusion of the “Basel Ban” that would prohibit the movement of hazardous waste from industrialized countries to other Read more about Canada must take lead on Convention on Hazardous Waste

Protected Area Slated for Coal Bed Methane Developmet

Alberta Wilderness Association

News Release: October 13, 2004

With the approval of the Alberta Government, the coal bed methane (CBM) industry is on the verge of undermining Rumsey's protected area designation. The Rumsey Natural Area in east central Alberta is being threatened by extensive CBM development. Alberta Wilderness Association
(AWA) strongly opposes the development of CBM in the Rumsey Natural Area as it, and the adjacent Rumsey Ecological Reserve, were established to
protect the largest block of native aspen parkland and plains rough fescue grassland remaining in North America. Read more about Protected Area Slated for Coal Bed Methane Developmet

A disappointing finish to nine year process for Kananaskis

New development will change character of Kananaskis and impact wildlife

October 8, 2004

Conservation groups in Alberta are disappointed that additional new
development will be allowed in the Kananaskis Valley, saying that the
character of the mountain valley will be changed as a result of new
accommodations and that sensitive wildlife like grizzly bears will be
further impacted by increased development in the region. The concerns come
as the Minister responsible for Parks in Alberta, the Hon. Gene Zwozdesky,
releases the Management Plan for the Evan Thomas region of Kananaskis Read more about A disappointing finish to nine year process for Kananaskis

2005 St Andrews Prize for the Environment

Applications are now being accepted for the 2005 St Andrews Prize for
the Environment, a joint venture between ConocoPhillips and the
University of St Andrews, Scotland's oldest and best-known seat of
learning.

Aimed at helping ordinary people find solutions to environmental
problems, the Prize was launched six years ago and is recognized as a
prestigious international initiative, attracting entries from around the
world.

The first deadline for applying (submitting a single page summary of a
practical environmental solution) is due by 31 October 2004. The Prize
website has all the information you will need to apply. Visit it by Read more about 2005 St Andrews Prize for the Environment

Plans for Red Deer River could be disastrous for river valley ecology

Alberta Wilderness Association

News Release: October 4, 2004

The government appointed Basin Advisory
Committee (BAC) for the Red Deer River is
ignoring the water conservation requirements for
a healthy river in favour of using its water for
future needs that will threaten the Red Deer
River ecosystem.

"This river is a resource that belongs to the
entire province, and we should not let a
short-sighted, government-appointed committee
guided by local self-interest, sign away a river's
future health," says Heinz Unger, AWA Board Read more about Plans for Red Deer River could be disastrous for river valley ecology

Public Notice for SmartWood Forest Management Certification Assessment of Alberta Pacific Forest Industries (Al-Pac) FMA

September 17, 2004

In November of this year, the SmartWood Program of the Rainforest Alliance
will conduct a forest management assessment of Alberta Pacific Forest
Industries Inc. (Al-Pac's) forestry management on their Forest Management
Agreement (FMA) area. The assessment will determine if Al-Pac's forest
management and operations can be certified as meeting the requirements of
the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), an independent and widely recognized
forest certification system.

This notice is to invite your comments on Al-Pac's forest management on the
FMA and to provide information about the assessment process. Information on Read more about Public Notice for SmartWood Forest Management Certification Assessment of Alberta Pacific Forest Industries (Al-Pac) FMA

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