Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society

Love Your Headwaters Festival

Jul 23 2016 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm

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

MEC Edmonton
10238 102 Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB

Take Action for Little Smoky Caribou Information Night

Jul 27 2016 - 11:00pm

Show the Government of Alberta You Care for Alberta's Caribou

Government of Alberta Releases Weak Range Plan for the Little Smoky Herd
In June of 2016, the Government of Alberta released the draft Range Plan for the Little Smoky Caribou Herd. Comments are due on this range plan by August 5 — join CPAWS Northern Alberta to have your say! Read more about Take Action for Little Smoky Caribou Information Night

Location

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University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB

Take Action for Little Smoky Caribou Information Night

Jul 26 2016 - 11:00pm

Show the Government of Alberta You Care for Alberta's Caribou

Government of Alberta Releases Weak Range Plan for the Little Smoky Herd
In June of 2016, the Government of Alberta released the draft Range Plan for the Little Smoky Caribou Herd. Comments are due on this range plan by August 5 — join CPAWS Northern Alberta to have your say! Read more about Take Action for Little Smoky Caribou Information Night

Location

Room 7
Stanley Milner Library (7 Sir Winston Churchill Square)
Edmonton , AB

Take Action for Little Smoky Caribou Information Night

Jul 21 2016 - 1:00am

CPAWS Take Action for Caribou Banner

Show the Government of Alberta You Care for Alberta's Caribou

Government of Alberta Releases Weak Range Plan for the Little Smoky Herd
In June of 2016, the Government of Alberta released the draft Range Plan for the Little Smoky Caribou Herd. Comments are due on this range plan by August 5 — join CPAWS Northern Alberta to have your say! Read more about Take Action for Little Smoky Caribou Information Night

Location

MEC Edmonton (Mountain Equipment Co-op)
12328 102 Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB

Caribou Struggling in Alberta

CPAWS Northern Alberta Releases First of Three Reports Looking at Conservation Measures for Alberta's Herds

EDMONTON – Today, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) Northern Alberta chapter publicly releases the first of three reports illustrating on-the-ground status of and threats to Alberta's boreal woodland caribou.

The reports are the first of their kind in Alberta – the first publicly available, science-based assessment that illustrates where in Alberta's boreal forest conservation efforts, legislated protection, and immediate forest restoration need to occur in order to bring Alberta's caribou back from the brink. Read more about Caribou Struggling in Alberta

Statement re: Federal Court decision on Maligne Lake legal challenge

EDMONTON – Conservation groups remain hopeful that a concept proposal for overnight commercial accommodations at Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park will be stopped after a Federal Court ruling confirmed that proposals violating park management plans cannot be approved. Read more about Statement re: Federal Court decision on Maligne Lake legal challenge

Wild Voices Soiree 2016

Mar 12 2016 - 1:30am

From the CPAWS Southern Alberta Chapter website:

We are excited to be hosting this year's Soiree at SAIT's elegant Macdonald Hall located in Heritage Hall. Our evening not only showcases a performance by the popular band The Wardens who have two CDs to their name, it also features renowned conservationist and explorer Brian Keating as the keynote speaker. Along with a silent auction and Ken Lima-Coelho as MC, it is sure to be a great event.

  • Doors open at 5:30 pm.
  • Dinner and evening program begins at 6:30 pm.
Read more about Wild Voices Soiree 2016

Location

Macdonald Hall (Heritage Hall Building) - SAIT
1301 16 Avenue NW
T2M 4W7 Calgary , AB

Canada’s Boreal Woodland Caribou Still At Risk

CPAWS annual review finds limited progress nationally in 2015

EDMONTON – In its third annual review of government action to conserve Canada's boreal woodland caribou, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) finds there has been spotted progress – with too few jurisdictions showing significant leadership in protecting the species that long graced our 25-cent piece.  

Under the federal Species-at-Risk Act, all provinces and territories are required to have plans in place to recover their boreal caribou populations by 2017, based on the 2012 Final Recovery Strategy for Boreal Woodland Caribou.

“In Alberta, we give credit to the government for deferring the sale of oil and gas leases in caribou habitat over the last six months, however, we are deeply concerned that the situation for boreal caribou has not improved over the last year,” says Alison Ronson, Executive Director of CPAWS Northern Alberta. Read more about Canada’s Boreal Woodland Caribou Still At Risk

Survey: Albertans want more wilderness protected

(Calgary, Alberta) — A first-ever survey of Albertans' outdoor activities and values toward recreation and wilderness shows that 76% of adult Albertans regularly participate in outdoor recreation, 86% of adult Albertans would prioritize non-motorized recreation in wilderness areas (vs. motorized recreation, such as ATVs, off-highway vehicles, dirt bikes and motorboats) and88% of Albertans want government to set aside more wilderness where human activity is minimal. Read more about Survey: Albertans want more wilderness protected

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