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. 

Issue Brief: Budget reduced to the Oil Sands Monitoring Program

The budget for the joint provincial-federal Oil Sands Monitoring Program will be reduced by around 25% this year, citing less field work due to the COVID-19 outbreak. As reported by the Canadian Press on August 4, an agreement between the provincial and federal governments reduces the funding for the program to no more than $44 million – down from $58 million. Read more about Issue Brief: Budget reduced to the Oil Sands Monitoring Program

Call for public input on the draft Whitebark and Limber Pines Recovery Plan

Initiative: 
Draft Whitebark and Limber Pines Recovery Plan
Deadline: 
10 Sep 2020

From the Government of Alberta Public Engagement website:

We’re seeking public input on our draft recovery plan for whitebark pine and limber pine. Whitebark and limber pines have evolved to thrive in some of Alberta's harshest landscapes but recent infections of white pine blister and infestations of mountain pine beetle have resulted in a decline in the pines' numbers across their provincial range. Read more about Call for public input on the draft Whitebark and Limber Pines Recovery Plan

Call for public input on the draft Porsild's Byrum Recovery Plan

Initiative: 
Draft Porsild’s Bryum Recovery Plan
Deadline: 
10 Sep 2020

From the Government of Alberta Public Engagement website:

We’re seeking public input on the draft Porsild’s bryum recovery plan.

We have incorporated new survey data and have worked with ecologists and conservation officers to update the previous Porsild’s bryum recovery plan. The updated plan is now available for your feedback. Read more about Call for public input on the draft Porsild's Byrum Recovery Plan

Major Project Grants, Fall 2020

Deadline: 
11 Sep 2020

From the Alberta Ecotrust website:

Alberta Ecotrust is now accepting Letters of Intent for their Fall 2020 Major Projects grant program. The deadline for submitting a Letter of Intent is September 11.

If you have any questions or problems accessing the system please contact [email protected], or by calling 403-209-2245 or 1-800-465-2147 outside of Calgary.

APPLICATION PORTAL

Major Grants

This program is designed to support more comprehensive projects that have the potential to result in substantial environmental benefit. The application process is more comprehensive and will be undertaken in two parts. These projects must be completed within a year. Maximum grant is $30,000.

Full details & application portal Read more about Major Project Grants, Fall 2020

Student Work Placement Opportunity: Training and Operations Associate, Canadian Institute for Clean Growth and Climate Change

Position: 
Training and Operations Associate
Application Deadline: 
26 Aug 2020
Location: 
Anywhere in Canada

About the Institute

The Canadian Institute for Climate Choices is an unparalleled collaboration among more than 50 experts from across the country. We produce rigorous and independent research, analysis and insight to bring clarity to the climate challenges and transformative policy choices ahead for Canada. Read more about Student Work Placement Opportunity: Training and Operations Associate, Canadian Institute for Clean Growth and Climate Change

Canada agrees federal impact assessment necessary for mine expansion near Hinton, Alberta

EDMONTON, AB – CPAWS applauds the decision by the federal Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Jonathan Wilkinson, to approve the request for a federal impact assessment for a proposed thermal coal mine expansion near Hinton, Alberta. The decision shows Minister Wilkinson understands the serious need to assess adverse environmental impacts that result from outdated thermal coal mining. Read more about Canada agrees federal impact assessment necessary for mine expansion near Hinton, Alberta

Fall Internship: Research Assistant, Canadian Institute for Clean Growth and Climate Change

Position: 
Research Assistant – Fall Internship
Application Deadline: 
14 Aug 2020
Location: 
Anywhere in Canada

About the Institute

The Canadian Institute for Climate Choices was established to provide an integrated, evidence-based perspective on the climate policy choices ahead as Canada works to address and adapt to climate change. We are doing this by developing rigorous, independent, non-partisan research, analysis and insight, and engaging with partners and stakeholders every step of the way to ensure our advice is practical and relevant for decision makers and Canadians. Learn more about the Institute’s work here. Read more about Fall Internship: Research Assistant, Canadian Institute for Clean Growth and Climate Change

Issue Brief: Closing and delisting Alberta parks

Updated: July 28, 2020

The province is planning to close 20 parks sites and delist another 164 sites, although the timing is still uncertain. Internal government documents show there was no analysis of costs, public were excluded from consultation and land sales have been considered. Read more about Issue Brief: Closing and delisting Alberta parks

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