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Job Opportunity: Conservation Analyst, CPAWS Southern Alberta

Position: 
Conservation Analyst
Application Deadline: 
9 Aug 2021
Location: 
Calgary
Other Southern Alberta locations considered

The Southern Alberta Chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS Southern Alberta) is seeking a Conservation Analyst to join our team in Calgary, Alberta.  The Conservation Analyst would work with the CPAWS team on planning and implementing projects and campaigns related to parks and public lands in Southern Alberta. This is a full-time position of 37.5 hours per week for one year with the possibility of extension.  Read more about Job Opportunity: Conservation Analyst, CPAWS Southern Alberta

Key challenges for Wood Buffalo National Park still of utmost concern

New UNESCO World Heritage report says ecological state of Wood Buffalo National Park still declining, despite Canada’s recent funding commitments

Ottawa, ON/Edmonton, AB – A new UNESCO World Heritage State of Conservation report on Wood Buffalo National Park, released publicly June 21, 2021, has found that “the previously-expressed Committee concerns continue to remain severe and the threats [to the park] have increased”. The report considers it likely that the property now meets the criteria for inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger. Read more about Key challenges for Wood Buffalo National Park still of utmost concern

Grassy Mountain Coal Project Decision May Sound the Death Knell for Montem and Atrum Coal

Yesterday’s Grassy Mountain Coal Project Joint Review Panel categorical rejection of Benga Mining’s applications for the Grassy Mountain mine may very well sound the death knell for Montem Resources and Atrum Coal. Today, both companies requested that trading in their shares on the Australian Securities Exchange be stopped.

Before Montem’s request was accepted its stock lost 20 percent of its value. Its last trade was at 7 cents a share; Atrum’s last trade was at 4.7 cents a share. Read more about Grassy Mountain Coal Project Decision May Sound the Death Knell for Montem and Atrum Coal

Digital Rally: Say No to Coal

Jun 25 2021 - 12:00pm

Across the country, a movement is growing to protect the Rockies and its headwaters from open-pit coal mining. Eight new coal mining projects have been proposed on the Eastern Slopes – and we need to stop them before they start.

The grassroots opposition to this new coal rush in Alberta is working – on June 17, the proposed Grassy Mountain coal project was rejected thanks to pressure from the hard work of people in Alberta and across the country. However, the work to protect the Rockies is not over – there are still 7 coal projects able to move ahead. Read more about Digital Rally: Say No to Coal

Why does coal in the rocky mountains matter to #YEG?

Jun 24 2021 - 6:30pm

Join us for a townhall where we will present an update on the state of coal projects in Alberta, and how it will affect our water sources right here in Edmonton.
Our team will give a short presentation, followed by a Q & A period. Read more about Why does coal in the rocky mountains matter to #YEG?

Open for Comments - Mountain National Parks Draft Management Plans

Initiative: 
Mountain National Parks - Management Planning
Deadline: 
7 Jul 2021

From the Let's Talk Mountain Parks web site:

Join the conversation! From April 14 until July 7, you're invited to provide feedback on the draft park management plans for Banff, Jasper, Waterton Lakes, Yoho, Kootenay, Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks. Read more about Open for Comments - Mountain National Parks Draft Management Plans

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