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.

Learn more about the Alberta Environmental Network.

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.

Join the network

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. 

Protecting the Shortjaw Cisco

The AEN has received a letter from DFO regarding potential protection of the Shortjaw Cisco under the federal Species at Risk Act (SARA).

The Shortjaw Cisco (also known as tulibee or chub) was once an important part of the fisheries on the Great Lakes, Lake Nipigon and Lake Winnipeg, but this is no longer a directed fishery for this species. It has been designated as "threatened" by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada, which has recommneded that the Shortjaw Cisco be added to the list of species receiving protection under SARA.

Federal government policy prequires that individuals and organizations have an opportunity to provide their views before a decision is made to add a species to the SARA list. Read more about Protecting the Shortjaw Cisco

Environmental Direct Action Network Present Delegates With Environmental Awards

Yesterday, member of the Environmental Direct Action Network (EDAN) presented awards to forestry giants Weyerhauser and Wellwood for their continuing destruction of Alberta’s forest. The awards were presented as delegates ate their supper at the Alberta Forest Products Association (AFPA) conference in Jasper National Park.

“There will be no more business as usual,” said Leah Hederson EDAN member. “Every minute another 5 acres of forest is cut down because of the policies of these companies. That isn’t something that I want and I don’t believe it is something the majority of Albertans want.” Read more about Environmental Direct Action Network Present Delegates With Environmental Awards

Discussion Paper: Establishing an Edmonton Regional Land Trust

The Legacy Lands Conservation Society, Land Stewardship Centre and Natural Areas Advsory Committee, of Edmonton, Alberta jointly commissioned a background report and discussion paper describing and evaluating models and experiences of successful urban land trusts from across North America. Our purpose was to apply lessons learned to the Edmonton context and suggest an implementation schedule and recommendation for the establishment of an Edmonton region urban conservation land trust. Read more about Discussion Paper: Establishing an Edmonton Regional Land Trust

Appeal Board Caves into Company Pressure over Cheviot Hearing

Court Date Set for Company Case against Appeal Board

Sierra Club of Canada

September 24, 2004

In a move that stunned observers and left conservationists shaking their heads, the Alberta Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) announced on Tuesday that it has put off their hearing of Ben Gadd's appeal, which was set for next Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 27-28, in Hinton, Alberta. Gadd is appealing the provincial approvals for the haulroad development, which is the first phase of the new Cheviot open-pit coal mine located adjacent to Jasper National Park. Backed by the parent companies,Fording Canadian Coal Trust and Teck Cominco, Cardinal River Coals (CRC) had filed a court notice the previous week stating that it is taking the EAB to court over its decision last May to hold a hearing on Gadd's appeal. Read more about Appeal Board Caves into Company Pressure over Cheviot Hearing

Recreational Abuse Of Alberta's Wilderness Presented At Conference

Alberta Wilderness Association

News Release: September 22, 2004

New information on recreational use and abuse in Bighorn Wildland will be presented by Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) at the 2004 Interdisciplinary Research and Management in Mountain Areas Conference
in Banff.

"Degradation of wilderness by recreationists is the result of poor management," says Lara Smandych, AWA Conservation Biologist. "Protection of wilderness values must be made a government priority."

Preliminary results from AWA's Bighorn Wildland Recreational Use and Impact Monitoring Study show that Bighorn Wildland is being subjected to intensive OHV and equestrian use. This recreation has resulted in Read more about Recreational Abuse Of Alberta's Wilderness Presented At Conference

Environmental Direct Action Network: Upcoming Events

Direct Action Training
September 25th & 26th, Saturday & Sunday (staring at 9 am)

Direct action is a dynamic, exciting and powerful form of protest. Tactics range from stickering and market action, to tree blockades and lock downs. Learn the skills that will help you change corporate and government policies now, from experienced, knowledgeable and passionate representatives from the Environmental Direct Action Network, Rainforest Action Network and Forest Ethics. Join us for this two-day workshop on inspiration, learning and empowerment. Read more about Environmental Direct Action Network: Upcoming Events

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