Sierra Club of Canada

Rona Ambrose Served With Legal Notice

Tiny Species Could Cause Big Headache For Feds

News Release: August 8, 2006

Edmonton, AB - A coalition of environmental groups today served Federal Environment Minister Rona Ambrose with a petition giving her 60 days to step in to protect two endangered plants in Alberta or face a lawsuit. Alberta Wilderness Association, Federation of Alberta Naturalists, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Sierra Club of Canada and Nature Canada, represented by Sierra Legal Defence Fund, are threatening the suit to test the federal government's intention to protect Canada's endangered wildlife. Read More

Canadians asked to Build a Climate Crisis Plan

Climate Action Network/Réseau action climat Canada (CAN-RAC)

Wednesday August 2nd, 2006

(Ottawa) The Climate Action Network/Réseau Action Climat Canada (CAN-RAC) is going on tour to find out what Canadians want in a Kyoto plan to address the climate crisis. “Climate Action Tour 2006” will present a series of workshops for Canadians to design a climate action plan. The tour is a response to the federal government’s cut to climate programs and its announced intention to create a “Made in Canada Plan”. Read More

Caribou Running in their own Death Race

Concern for threatened species raised at Grande Cache Event

Alberta Foothills Network: A collaboration of international voices that are committed to the protection, restoration and the establishment of Protected Areas, and socially and ecologically sustainable development in the Endangered Foothills Natural Region of Alberta.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, August 3, 2006

Local and international environmental groups are joining the migration of over 900 of the most extreme runners in North America to Grande Cache for the community’s largest event – the annual Canadian Death Race. Considered the toughest race in Canada, the 125 km race consists of three mountain summits and over 17,000 ft of elevation change through the scenic mountains and foothills around Grande Cache. Read More

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

Uncertain future for woodland caribou?

CPAWS Action Team

Woodland caribou represent Canada's natural legacy, but their population is in steady decline due to expanding industrial development in the boreal forest. CPAWS and Sierra Club have just released a report that finds Canada's governments aren't doing what is needed to save this species from extinction.

You can help!

Send a letter at and let your MPP or MLA know that you want woodland caribou protected! Ask them to protect woodland caribou habitat before permitting development in intact boreal forests. Read More


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