Film screening and panel discussion: What does the Mackenzie Gas Project mean for Alberta?

<div class="flexinode-body flexinode-1"><div class="flexinode-textarea-1"><div class="form-item"> <label>Description: </label> <p>The Mackenzie River is Canada’s wildest big river, flowing through 1800 kilometers of globally important forests and tundra.</p><p>The Mackenzie is now threatened by Canada’s biggest natural gas pipeline project ever. If it proceeds, the <a href="">Mackenzie Gas Project</a> will trigger the transformation of the region from largely intact wilderness to industrial landscape.</p> </div> </div></div>

UN Forum on Forests: Major Groups Call for Urgent Action

Alberta Wilderness Association

News Release: April 23, 2007

New York, April 23 - Major Groups took the lead on a multi-stakeholder dialogue at the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) 7th Session being held in New York and called on Governments to undertake immediate action on behalf of civil society. They told the UNFF that the status quo is unacceptable and expressed alarm at the unprecedented rate of forest disappearance which is having tremendous impacts on people and the environment. They said that it is time to move the dialogue to action and called for a member country to host a Major Group-led initiative in 2008 that would allow more substantial discussion on Major Groups' engagement in the multi-year programme of work (MYPOW). Nations are convened at the UN Headquarters to discuss a non-legally binding instrument (NLBI) on all types of forests and the MYPOW for the period 2007-2015. Read More

Alberta's War on Pine Beetles - Using a Sledgehammer to Crack a Nut

Alberta Wilderness Association

News Release: April 12, 2007

The implications of the impending outbreak of mountain pine beetle (MPB) in Alberta look to be profound, but knee-jerk attempts to deal with the problem - or to be seen to deal with the problem - will likely do more damage than the beetles themselves. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) believes that measures to deal with the MPB outbreak must be led by the best available science. Read More

Action Alert: Register for Provincial Oil Sands Consultations

Sierra Club of Canada

The Alberta Tar Sands are one of the biggest social and ecological challenges in North America, fueling climate change, destroying our Boreal Forest, and drying up our mighty rivers. Albertans will carry all the costs while the party moves South. The time to set a new vision for Alberta's Energy Policy is now! Join the Sierra Club in our call for a moratorium on new developments in Alberta's Tar sands and find out how you can help create an safe energy future that we can all live with!

There will be public hearings on the Tar sands Alberta in March and April that will define the future of our province and you need to be a part of them. Here is how! Read More

Action Alert - 20 more years of clearcut logging about to be approved in the water supply for Oldman River Basin

Short Letters Needed Now to Hon. Ted Morton

Unless the new Minister of Sustainable Resource Development (SRD), Ted Morton, hears oth­erwise from southern Albertans, in a week or so his Forest Management Director will sign off on the Branch's decision to lock the Oldman River Basin headwaters into 20 more years of new logging roads, skid trails and clearcuts. Read More

Caribou Jeopardized by Forest Products Association Decision to Clearcut for Pine Beetle

Alberta Wilderness Association

News Release: January 22, 2007

Alberta's threatened woodland caribou suffered one more nail in the coffin with the recent about-turn by the Alberta Forest Products Association (AFPA) in its decision to ignore caribou habitat in the ongoing "war on pine beetle." Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) is fed-up with one more flip-flop in the AFPA's inconsistent approach to protection of the endangered woodland caribou, and is calling for their removal from the Alberta government's Caribou Committee (ACC). Read More

Death by a Thousand Cuts: Impacts of In-situ Oil Sands Development on Alberta's Boreal Forests

<div class="flexinode-body flexinode-1"><div class="flexinode-textfield-2"><div class="form-item"> <label>Location: </label> Calgary </div> </div><div class="flexinode-textarea-1"><div class="form-item"> <label>Description: </label> <p><a href="">YEP Calgary Chapter</a></p><p><em>with Simon Dyer, <a href="">Pembina Institute</a></em><br /></p><p>Please join us for a lively discussion on the impacts of Alberta&#39;s rapidly growing heavy oil industry on Alberta&#39;s Northern Forest. Simon will focus on the environmental impacts of in situ (in place) development of deep oil sands, suggesting that SAGD development has the potential to affect a forested region 50 times larger than the areas leased for oil sands mining north of Fort McMurray.</p><p><strong>Details:</strong> The event will take place on Wednesday January 10th, 5:30- 7:30 PM, Simon Dyer will start his talk at 6 p.m.</p> </div> </div></div>
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Give Your Bum a Voice! Kleercut University of Alberta

Presented by Greenpeace Canada, Environment Direct Action Network and Alberta Foothills Network

The students and alumni of this student group are raising awareness on campus regarding the source of the university’s toilet paper and paper towels: Kimberly-Clark. Also, makers of many household items such as Kleenex and Scott paper towels, this corporate giant has been found to be placing a huge demand on cheap pulp from Canada’s Boreal Forest. One of its sources includes Alberta’s endangered foothills forests. Read More

Woodland Caribou Sacrificed as Government Forces Companies to Log Pine Forests

Alberta Wilderness Association

News Release: December 7, 2006

The Deputy Minister of Alberta Sustainable Resource Development (SRD) has confirmed that the Alberta Government is directing forestry companies to commence liquidation of pine forest in critical habitat of mountain woodland caribou as part of its war on mountain pine beetle (MPB). AWA is opposed to clear-cut logging and industrial activity in critical woodland caribou habitat. AWA believes the government's actions contradict a key recommendation of the West Central team, charged with implementing caribou recovery in the area. Read More


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