Biodiversity and Wildlife

Wild Child Nature Immersion Summer Registrations are Now Open

From the Sierra Club Prairie website:

We are so excited to announce that our Summer Nature Immersion programs are now open for registrations! Wild Child Nature Immersion is a free program offered to early learning centers, and kindergarten classrooms across Edmonton. Read more about Wild Child Nature Immersion Summer Registrations are Now Open

New forest certification standard promises better protection for woodland caribou

Today, the Forest Stewardship Council of Canada (FSC Canada) released a new FSC Standard that will guide Canada’s forestry sector. FSC Canada aims to incorporate sustainability into responsible forest management. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) congratulates FSC for developing a progressive national standard that incorporates conservation measures for species at risk, including a habitat indicator for endangered woodland caribou. Read more about New forest certification standard promises better protection for woodland caribou

Plateau Mountain Stewardship Hike

Jun 25 2019 - 9:30am

First established as a Natural Area in 1971, the Plateau Mountain Ecological Reserve is the southernmost tip of Kananaskis Country, and represents a geologically and biologically distinct mountain ecosystem within Alberta. The summit of Plateau Mountain provides spectacular views of the montane meadows filled with wildflowers, in addition to Eastern slopes to the west and the prairie to the east. Read more about Plateau Mountain Stewardship Hike

Location

Plateau Mountain , AB

AWA After Hours: Sketch the Solstice

Jun 21 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm

This summer solstice, enjoy the late night sun with an evening of art and inspiration at Alberta Wilderness Association. Led by artist, Barbara Amos, we’ll be sketching Alberta’s grasslands while learning about their rich cultural and natural history. Sketching materials will be provided, however if you do want to get a little more creative, feel free to bring your own watercolours and brushes! Local beer and cider will be available for purchase.
Please note: This event is not suitable for children. Read more about AWA After Hours: Sketch the Solstice

Location

AWA Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB

A Promise for Recovery: Westslope Cutthroat Trout Action Plan

Conservation groups are acknowledging the federal government for the long overdue release of a draft plan to recover westslope cutthroat trout in Alberta.  The plan would significantly increase the amount of habitat protected for this threatened species. Read more about A Promise for Recovery: Westslope Cutthroat Trout Action Plan

Summer Job Opportunity: Alberta Program Coordinator - Native Pollinator Initiative, WPC

Position: 
Alberta Program Coordinator - Native Pollinator Initiative
Application Deadline: 
31 May 2019
Location: 
Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park (near Calgary)

Term: Full-time, temporary (12 weeks) with possibility of extension depending on funding
Anticipated Start: July 1, 2019 Read more about Summer Job Opportunity: Alberta Program Coordinator - Native Pollinator Initiative, WPC

Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition AGM, Lunch & Hike

May 25 2019 - 10:00am

Join Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition for our Annual General Meeting!

The AGM is on Saturday, May 25th from 10:00am - 12:00pm. Following a group discussion followed by lunch and a hike into the Castle Wildland Park led by Wendy Ryan, James Tweedie and Gord Petersen.

In addition to hearing about the last year, CCWC Board of Directors would like to hear from you! As part of our AGM, we invite you to be part of a group discussion to help shape the future of our advocacy and stewardship efforts. Read more about Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition AGM, Lunch & Hike

Location

Coalfields School Beaver Mines , AB

Summer Internships: Sierra Club Prairie Chapter

Position: 
Prairie Chapter Intern and Wild Child Educator Intern
Application Deadline: 
19 May 2019
Location: 
Edmonton

The Sierra Club Prairie Chapter is hiring two summer interns. Brief descriptions for both positions are given below. Visit GoodWork.ca to view the full job descriptions. Read more about Summer Internships: Sierra Club Prairie Chapter

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