Biodiversity and Wildlife

Where does your local candidate stand on the environment?

As both the Federal Election race and the climate heat up, it is crucially important to find out where the parties, and where your local candidates stand on the environment. Across the country, local organizers are holding non-partisan, all-candidates forums focusing on environmental issues on or around October 3.  The national 100 Debates on the Environment initiative is being co-ordinated by GreenPAC, with support from Équiterre in Quebec.

Debates currently planned for Alberta:

Banff-Airdrie | 7:00-9:00 PM
Town of Canmore Council Chambers | 902 7 Avenue, Canmore
Bow Valley Naturalists | Bow Valley Climate Action | Canmore Commons
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Calgary-Centre | 6:00-8:00 PM
Marda Loop Communities Association | 3130 16 Street SW, Calgary
Calgary Climate Hub | Engineers without Borders - Calgary Chapter
Facebook

Calgary-Confederation | 7:00-9:15 PM
AWA Cottage School | 455 12 Street NW, Calgary
Alberta Wilderness Association
Facebook

Edmonton-Strathcona | 7:00-9:00 PM
Engineering Teaching and Learning Complex (ETLC) E1-007 | University of Alberta, Edmonton
University of Alberta - 100 Debates on the Environment Group
Facebook | Livestream

100 Debates on the Environment

Oct 3 2019 (All day)

As both the Federal Election race and the climate heat up, it is crucially important to find out where the parties, and where your local candidates stand on the environment. Across the country, local organizers are holding non-partisan, all-candidates forums focusing on environmental issues on or around October 3.  The national 100 Debates on the Environment initiative is being co-ordinated by GreenPAC, with support from Équiterre in Quebec.

Debates currently planned for Alberta:

Banff-Airdrie | 7:00-9:00 PM
Town of Canmore Council Chambers | 902 7 Avenue, Canmore
Bow Valley Naturalists | Bow Valley Climate Action | Canmore Commons
Facebook

Calgary-Centre | 6:00-8:00 PM
Marda Loop Communities Association | 3130 16 Street SW, Calgary
Calgary Climate Hub | Engineers without Borders - Calgary Chapter
Facebook

Calgary-Confederation | 7:00-9:15 PM
AWA Cottage School | 455 12 Street NW, Calgary
Alberta Wilderness Association
Facebook

Edmonton-Strathcona | 7:00-9:00 PM
Engineering Teaching and Learning Complex (ETLC) E1-007 | University of Alberta, Edmonton
University of Alberta - 100 Debates on the Environment Group
Facebook | Livestream

RSVP or check for a local event in your riding

Location

various locations , AB

Job Opportunity: Communications Coordinator, CPAWS Northern Alberta

Position: 
Communications Coordinator
Application Deadline: 
20 Sep 2019
Location: 
Edmonton

Are you passionate about nature and environmental conservation? Do you have a way with words? Do you want to use your strategic communications skills for a good cause? If you answered yes to these questions, then the Northern Alberta Chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) has the perfect position for you. We are seeking applications for a part-time Communications Coordinator to join us in our Edmonton office for six months, with a possibility of extension. The prefered start date of the position is mid-October. Salary will be $22,000-$24,000 per year, dependent on experience. 

Full job description & application instructions

Lakeland Boreal Forest Weekend

Sep 21 2019 (All day) to Sep 22 2019 (All day)

The beautiful Lakeland region features a rich diversity of boreal mixedwood forests, lakes and wetlands, providing excellent habitat for many wildlife species. Join AWA for two day hikes over an autumn weekend and learn more about what makes the Lakeland wilderness an important and unique part of Alberta.

Cost: Free AWA Members / $25.00 Non-members

Register

Locations

Lakeland Provincial Park , AB
Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park , AB

Stream Rehabilitation Training

Nov 17 2019 (All day)
Nov 18 2019 (All day)

In partnership with Trout Unlimited Canada (TUC), the City of Calgary will be offering the Stream Rehabilitation Training Program begining fall 2019. The workshops provide up-to-date information on the science and best practices of rehabilitating stream ecosystems and their watersheds. The course demonstrates how we integrate disciplines through a systems approach, by providing students with an understanding of watershed and stream dynamics, assessment and monitoring, rehabilitation planning and implementation. This course will provide a great education for anyone interested in on the ground restoration including conservationists, stewardship groups, students, researchers, and professionals.

Location

Calgary , AB

Birds, Rocks, Hills and Fields

Aug 24 2019 - 9:30am

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Frank Lake
Photo credit: R. Miyagawa

Join AWA on a driving tour as we meander our way through various locations that exhibit Alberta’s phenomenal wilderness and wildlife, the unique geology of the Porcupine Hills, and a site visit to an abandoned well under the responsibility of the Orphan Well Association. Come out for a great day of exploring, and learn more about your backyard!

Registration: $25

Registration cost for all events during the month of August will include a lifetime membership with AWA.

Location

First Stop: Frank Lake , AB

Walking Tour: Antelope Creek Ranch And Majorville Medicine Wheel Project

Aug 22 2019 - 10:00am

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Photo Credit: http://antelopecreekranch.ca/

Alberta’s grasslands are important as critical habitat for wildlife, including species at risk, all while supporting industrial, agricultural and recreational activities. Join AWA for a walking tour of Antelope Creek Ranch, an important and successful ranch that balances a number of land-uses, while ensuring the ecological integrity of the local ecosystems is maintained. From Antelope Creek we will travel to the Majorville Medicine Wheel Project and learn about management priorities of this area, some of the history of the homesteaders, the Ducks Unlimited Project and see the significant Alberta historical resource – the Majorville Cairn and Medicine Wheel.

REGISTER

Location

Antelope Creek Ranch
AB

Panel recommends approval of Teck’s Frontier Oil Sands Mine project, just 30-km south of Wood Buffalo National Park

EDMONTON – A Joint Review Panel recommends approval of Teck’s Frontier Oil Sands Mine project, despite acknowledgments of a long list of adverse environmental impacts, including high risks to wildlife that use the area 

In the same month that the UN warns Canada of swift action required to stop the degradation of Wood Buffalo National Park, a massive 290 sq-km open-pit oil sands mine project has been recommended for approval, which would place it just 30-km south of the Park’s borders. The project would be the largest of its kind in Alberta. The provincial-federal Joint Review Panel found the project to be in the public’s interest, despite the findings that it,

[…] is likely to result in significant adverse environmental effects to wetlands, old-growth forests, wetland- and old-growth-reliant species at risk, the Ronald Lake bison herd, and biodiversity.” And “likely to result in significant adverse effects to the asserted rights, use of lands and resources, and culture of indigenous groups who use the project area. The proposed mitigation measures have not been proven to be effective or to fully mitigate project effects on the environment or on indigenous rights, use of lands and resources, and culture.”

CPAWS on the TD Elk Island Express

Aug 24 2019 - 8:30am
Aug 31 2019 - 8:30am
Sep 1 2019 - 8:30am

From the CPAWS Northern Alberta website

CPAWS NAB is partnering with Parkbus on the new route out to beautiful Elk Island National Park! We will be aboard the TD ELK ISLAND EXPRESS talking about our parks and the importance of protecting our landscapes.

Come join us if you’re looking for an easy (and free) way to get out and enjoy the outdoors this summer! 

Departure Times:

EDMONTON TO ELK ISLAND NATIONAL PARK

  • 8:30 AM at MEC Edmonton Downtown (11904 104 Ave NW)
  • 8:45 AM at Royal Alberta Museum (9810 103a Ave NW

ELK ISLAND NATIONAL PARK TO EDMONTON

  • Park Departure at 15:30 PM

One way travel time is approximately 1 hour.

Book your ticket on the Parkbus website

Location

Edmonton , AB

CPAWS on the TD Elk Island Express

Aug 3 2019 - 8:30am
Aug 4 2019 - 8:30am
Aug 10 2019 - 8:30am
Aug 17 2019 - 8:30am

From the CPAWS Northern Alberta website

CPAWS NAB is partnering with Parkbus on the new route out to beautiful Elk Island National Park! We will be aboard the TD ELK ISLAND EXPRESS talking about our parks and the importance of protecting our landscapes.

Come join us if you’re looking for an easy (and free) way to get out and enjoy the outdoors this summer! 

Departure Times:

EDMONTON TO ELK ISLAND NATIONAL PARK

  • 8:30 AM at MEC Edmonton Downtown (11904 104 Ave NW)
  • 8:45 AM at Royal Alberta Museum (9810 103a Ave NW

ELK ISLAND NATIONAL PARK TO EDMONTON

  • Park Departure at 15:30 PM

One way travel time is approximately 1 hour.

Book your ticket on the Parkbus website

Location

Edmonton , AB

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