Alberta Wilderness Association

Porcupine Hills Summer Hike

Aug 9 2019 - 10:00am

The Porcupine Hills are a spectacular piece of Alberta’s wilderness; from rolling forested hills, countless limber pines, and meadows of beautiful wildflowers, this landscape has it all! What better way to spend a summer’s day than exploring this area with Conservation Specialist Joanna Skrajny.

$25.00 for AWA Members / $50.00 for Non-members

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    Location

    Porcupine Hills , AB

    UNESCO World Heritage Committee decision on Wood Buffalo National Park is a warning to Canada

    Indigenous and environmental groups fear for the future of Wood Buffalo National Park as the UNESCO World Heritage Committee echoes warnings of unresolved threats

    On July 3, 2019, representatives from around the world gathered in Baku, Azerbaijan, for the 43rd World Heritage Committee meeting and discussed the fate of Wood Buffalo National Park, Canada’s largest national park. The World Heritage Committee called upon Canada to take further actions and warned that if Canada fails to address the threats facing the Park, it could be placed on the List of World Heritage Site in Danger.  Read more about UNESCO World Heritage Committee decision on Wood Buffalo National Park is a warning to Canada

    Wild West Saloon

    Sep 13 2019 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

    It's a fun-filled hootenaney with foot-stompin' music, cold ale, card games, bidding and mouth-watering food!

    All proceeds help support wilderness and wildlife in Alberta.

    Tickets: $50

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    Location

    AWA Cottage School
    455 12 Street NW
    Calgary , AB

    Bighorn Ram Ridge Hike

    Jul 20 2019 - 10:00am

    Offering breathtaking views of the Foothills to the east and the Ram River Valley, Ram Ridge is a wonderful piece of wilderness within Bighorn Country. The lush meadows below the exposed ridge provide the canvas for many beautiful wildflowers, and provide habitat for Bighorn sheep, grizzly bears, elk and countless bird species such as yellow-rumped warblers and spruce grouse. The Bighorn Country is an integral part of Alberta’s wilderness, serving as a migration corridor for many wildlife species, and is critical to the headwater security for the North Saskatchewan River. Read more about Bighorn Ram Ridge Hike

    Location

    Ram Ridge , AB

    Motorcycle Club Fined for Killing Threatened Fish

    Brooks Motorcycle Club and its Vice President have been fined a total of $70,000 under the Species at Risk Act and the Fisheries Act for organizing a motocross race that crossed through North and South Racehorse Creeks several times, seriously harming and causing the death of young bull trout and threatened westslope cutthroat trout. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) applauds the decision for defending Alberta’s imperiled native trout and upholding the intent of the Species at Risk Act, as well as recognizing the damage that motorized use can have on fish habitat. Read more about Motorcycle Club Fined for Killing Threatened Fish

    New forest certification standard promises better protection for woodland caribou

    Today, the Forest Stewardship Council of Canada (FSC Canada) released a new FSC Standard that will guide Canada’s forestry sector. FSC Canada aims to incorporate sustainability into responsible forest management. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) congratulates FSC for developing a progressive national standard that incorporates conservation measures for species at risk, including a habitat indicator for endangered woodland caribou. Read more about New forest certification standard promises better protection for woodland caribou

    Plateau Mountain Stewardship Hike

    Jun 25 2019 - 9:30am

    First established as a Natural Area in 1971, the Plateau Mountain Ecological Reserve is the southernmost tip of Kananaskis Country, and represents a geologically and biologically distinct mountain ecosystem within Alberta. The summit of Plateau Mountain provides spectacular views of the montane meadows filled with wildflowers, in addition to Eastern slopes to the west and the prairie to the east. Read more about Plateau Mountain Stewardship Hike

    Location

    Plateau Mountain , AB

    AWA After Hours: Sketch the Solstice

    Jun 21 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm

    This summer solstice, enjoy the late night sun with an evening of art and inspiration at Alberta Wilderness Association. Led by artist, Barbara Amos, we’ll be sketching Alberta’s grasslands while learning about their rich cultural and natural history. Sketching materials will be provided, however if you do want to get a little more creative, feel free to bring your own watercolours and brushes! Local beer and cider will be available for purchase.
    Please note: This event is not suitable for children. Read more about AWA After Hours: Sketch the Solstice

    Location

    AWA Cottage School
    455 12 Street NW
    Calgary , AB

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