Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society

Canada’s failure to protect Wood Buffalo National Park to be raised at UNESCO meeting

As UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee convenes this week for its annual meeting in Manama, Bahrain, Indigenous and environmental groups are calling on Canada to do more to protect its largest park, Wood Buffalo National Park.

Members of Mikisew Cree First Nation are in Bahrain to present to World Heritage Committee members. They will urge Canada to implement all seventeen of the Committee’s recommendations to ensure protection of Wood Buffalo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Read more about Canada’s failure to protect Wood Buffalo National Park to be raised at UNESCO meeting

Pledge your support for the Bighorn Wildland Park

The Bighorn Backcountry needs you right now!

Albertans live in one of the most beautiful places on Earth and we love to get out there to enjoy it. That’s worth protecting. Take a minute to help protect the nature you love before we miss our chance! Read more about Pledge your support for the Bighorn Wildland Park

Strong methane regulations the quickest, easiest and most cost-effective way to protect our environment, say 16 Alberta organizations

Joint letter urges the alberta government to seize the economic and environmental opportunity available by enacting strong methane regulations to capture wasted natural gas

Edmonton, Alberta—16 community and environmental organizations from across Alberta are calling on the province to implement mandatory methane regulations to reduce climate pollution from the oil and gas sector, help meet the Province's emission reduction targets, capture valuable natural gas this is currently wasted and catch up to other leading energy-producing jurisdictions.  

A joint letter was submitted on March 9, 2018 to the Alberta government to inform the development of the Province's new methane regulations for the oil and gas sector. Read more about Strong methane regulations the quickest, easiest and most cost-effective way to protect our environment, say 16 Alberta organizations

Canada still failing Wood Buffalo National Park a year after UN report

FORT MCMURRAY, ALTA. — On the anniversary of Environment Minister Catherine McKenna characterizing an international report that concluded governments have failed to protect Wood Buffalo National Park as a “call to action”, a coalition of Indigenous and environmental groups is still waiting for that action. Read more about Canada still failing Wood Buffalo National Park a year after UN report

Bighorn Regional Advisory Committee advice out of step with most Albertans

On Wednesday the province of Alberta released advice from the Regional Advisory Council (RAC) for the North Saskatchewan Regional Land Use Plan, including an area known as the Bighorn Backcountry.

“This is advice given to a previous government and does not reflect the outlook of most Albertans about the importance of parks, wildlife and water,” says Stephen Legault, program director at Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative. Read more about Bighorn Regional Advisory Committee advice out of step with most Albertans

Call of the Wild: Sharing Nature through Photography and Adventure

Nov 25 2016 - 2:00am

From the CPAWS Northern Alberta website:

Join CPAWS Northern Alberta for an evening of storytelling and adventure with photographer and explorer Dax Justin! Dax will present on the amazing adventures he has had, and how photography and social media have connected him with nature. This is your chance to buy some of his amazing prints! And, there will be a silent auction in support of CPAWS Northern Alberta! Read more about Call of the Wild: Sharing Nature through Photography and Adventure

Location

Yellowhead Brewery
10229 105 Street NW
Edmonton , AB

Information Session: Who’s Who and What They Do — Conservation in the Livingstone

Sep 24 2016 - 1:00am to 3:00am

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The Livingstone Landowners Guild invites you to attend an information session:

Who's Who and What They Do
Conservation in the Livingstone


"An opportunity to hear from organizations in southwestern Alberta working to maintain the integrity of our shared and treasured landscape."

 

Participating organizations:

  • Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS Southern Alberta Chapter)
  • Cows and Fish (Alberta Habitat Management Society)
  • Miistakis Institute
  • MULTISAR
  • Oldman Watershed Council (OWC)
  • Porcupine Land Use Group
  • Southern Alberta Land Trust Society (SALTS)
  • Waldron Grazing Cooperative
  • Western Rachlands Corporation

Doors open at 6:30 pm. Read more about Information Session: Who’s Who and What They Do — Conservation in the Livingstone

Location

Lundbreck Community Hall Lundbreck , AB

Love Your Headwaters Festival

Aug 10 2016 - 10:00pm to Aug 11 2016 - 2:00am

Celebrate Edmonton's Headwaters! The Bighorn Backcountry provides 86% of Edmonton's water - why isn't it protected?

The Bighorn Backcountry, near Nordegg, Alberta, provides Edmonton with 86% of its drinking water. However, this area is still designated as a series of Public Land Use Zones (PLUZs), meaning it is threatened by coal development, oil and gas activity, and forestry!

Celebrate Edmonton's headwaters and join CPAWS Northern Alberta at our Love Your Headwaters festivals this summer! Read more about Love Your Headwaters Festival

Location

Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton , AB

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