Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition

Poll finds huge support for legislating Castle Special Place as Wildland Park & major opposition to logging it

(Lethbridge) Lethbridge and Coaldale residents overwhelmingly oppose logging and support establishment of a Wildland Park in the Castle Special Management Area west of Pincher Creek, according to a recent survey conducted by the Lethbridge College Citizen Society Research Lab.

More than 85 per cent of those surveyed February 12 and 13 oppose the logging plan approved by provincial Sustainable Resource Development last year. Spray Lakes Sawmills of Cochrane plans to clear-cut the area between the Beaver Mines Lake, Lynx Creek and Castle Falls Provincial Recreation Areas and campgrounds starting in June. The logging is technically called block-cut logging. Read more about Poll finds huge support for legislating Castle Special Place as Wildland Park & major opposition to logging it

New findings prompt call that Alberta Government make good on having failed the Castle Special Place

Calgary:  The tools the Alberta Government has used since 1998 to protect the Castle Special Place in the southwest corner of Alberta – a Forest Land Use Zone, the Castle Access Management Plan and “special management” – are now documented in a new study by Global Forest Watch Canada as an utter failure observes the Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition, Sierra Club Canada and Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Southern Alberta Chapter.  Global Forest Watch Canada’s study was released today, complete with photographs on the accumulated density of linear disturbances (roads, seismic lines, truck trails, etc.) that are de facto open to motorized use in the Castle.  It provides one more reason why commercial logging should not go ahead there and gives the scientific evidence for what outdoor enthusiasts and conservation groups alike have been pointing to for years – that the Castle is being degraded and it isn’t managed in a sustainable manner.   Read more about New findings prompt call that Alberta Government make good on having failed the Castle Special Place

Alberta’s Plan for Parks Veers Off Track

Alberta, Canada — The province's protected area watchdogs strongly support the Alberta Government's resolve to write and implement a new and much-needed parks policy in time for regional land-use planning. However, they are sounding the alarm because the current draft of Alberta's Plan for Parks does a poor job of accommodating what the majority of Albertans say they want for parks. Read more about Alberta’s Plan for Parks Veers Off Track

Music for the Headwaters in support of the Andy Russell I’tai sah kòp Wildland Park

Hosted by: Sierra Club of Canada, Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition, Southern Alberta Community of Environmental Educators and Southern Alberta Youth for Environmental Education

Sponsored by: The Calgary Foundation, City of Lethbridge, Stepping Stone Cabins Bed & Breakfast

Friday, Sept. 14, 2007
Lethbridge University Theatre
  • James Keelaghan
  • Lesley Schatz
  • John Wort Hannam
  • Sid Marty
  • Simone Smith
Friday, Sept. 28, 2007
Calgary Orpheus Theatre at SAIT
  • Connie Kaldor
  • David Wilkie & Cowboy Celtic
  • Sid Marty
  • Simone Smith

With Grizzly Country film clips introduced by the family of Andy Russell.
Doors open 6:30 pm with Silent Auction & Displays. Concert 7:30 pm

Tickets: advance $25, at door $30 (General Admission)
https://getinvolved.sierraclub.ca/andy-russell/tickets.php Read more about Music for the Headwaters in support of the Andy Russell I’tai sah kòp Wildland Park

Public Information Forum: Value of Parks to Neighboring Communities - Pincher Creek

Location:
Pincher Creek

Description:
Sierra Club of Canada"Trail of the Great Bear"Canadian Parks and Wilderness SocietyCastle Crown Wilderness CoalitionNatural Resources Defense Council FreeHeritage Inn, Pincher Creek 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm Doors & displays open at 6:30 pmWhat is the value of parks to neighboring communities in western North America, including Alberta?The first park in Alberta's southwest was established in 1895 - Waterton Lakes National Park. Since then, Beauvais Lake (1954) and Police Outpost (1970) provincial parks, three Historic Sites and the Westcastle Wetlands were added to the protected areas system. In 1982 the Alberta Recreation and Parks Minister stated he recognized "the scarcity and sensitivity of the few remaining wildland and recreation areas of southern Alberta." How have such protected areas benefited our communities and what about the future?

Public Information Forum: Value of Parks to Neighboring Communities - Crowsnest Pass

Location:
Crowsnest Pass

Description:
Sierra Club of Canada"Trail of the Great Bear"Canadian Parks and Wilderness SocietyCastle Crown Wilderness CoalitionNatural Resources Defense Council FreeCrowsnest Centre, Blairmore 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm Doors & displays open at 6:30 pmWhat is the value of parks to neighboring communities in western North America, including Alberta?The first park in Alberta's southwest was established in 1895 - Waterton Lakes National Park. Since then, Beauvais Lake (1954) and Police Outpost (1970) provincial parks, three Historic Sites and the Westcastle Wetlands were added to the protected areas system. In 1982 the Alberta Recreation and Parks Minister stated he recognized "the scarcity and sensitivity of the few remaining wildland and recreation areas of southern Alberta." How have such protected areas benefited our communities and what about the future?

Help us create a park in Alberta's Castle wilderness

June 14, 2006
CPAWS Action alert

Alberta's Castle Wilderness is a unique wildland in Canada. Its majestic Front Range canyons rise out of the prairie into the alpine with no foothills, leading to the greatest plant biodiversity in Alberta. Its rivers flow to the Oldman river watershed that sustains southern Alberta. Unfortunately, the Alberta government's recently proposed C-5 Forestry management plan would diminish this biodiversity, and reduce the area's ability to retain water for southern Alberta. Read more about Help us create a park in Alberta's Castle wilderness

Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition AGM and Keynote Presentation

The Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition will hold its Annual General Meeting on Saturday May 27, from 10:30 to 2:30, at the Lebel Mansion in Pincher Creek.

Keynote Presentation

Living on the Edge: the Recent Past and Imminent Future of Southwest Alberta’s Sexiest Megafauna.

Carita Bergman, regional biologist, Alberta Fish and Wildlife, will examine changes in the population status of six ungulate and four large carnivore species that inhabit southwest Alberta over the course of the past two decades, and discuss what these trends may mean (or not mean) for conservation of the southwest Alberta landscape. Read more about Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition AGM and Keynote Presentation

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