Biodiversity and Wildlife

Living in the Natural Environment 2011

Feb 4 2011 - 11:00pm to Feb 5 2011 - 4:00am

The M.D. of Bighorn is again presenting Living in the Natural Environment on Friday February 4, 2011.

This year’s event will be at the Cochrane RancheHouse from 4-9pm. As we have in the past, the Hall of Vision has been rented to provide an opportunity for non-profit organizations like yours to showcase their work and provide resources at no cost to your organization.

If you haven’t been to Living in the Natural Environment before, here are a few details: Read more about Living in the Natural Environment 2011

Location

Cochrane RancheHouse
Cochrane , AB

Opposition to ERCB Plans to Increase Oil & Gas Well Densities in Alberta

New proposals from Energy Resource Conservation Board (ERCB) to increase well densities throughout Alberta ignore all of the possible negative effcets that more wells and more infrastructure are likely to have on everything from wildlife to native grasslands to groundwater. In a letter to ERCB, dated January 18 2011, Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) details its objections to the drastic proposals. 

AWA's comments to ERCB include: Read more about Opposition to ERCB Plans to Increase Oil & Gas Well Densities in Alberta

Music for the Wild — Jim McLennan with guests The June Bugs

Feb 27 2011 - 2:30am

 

AWA is proud to present Longview guitarist Jim McLennan. Jim is one of Alberta's finest finger-style guitarists and arrangers, specializing in coaxing piano and big band music out of his acoustic guitar. Jim recorded for Kicking Horse Records and was a fixture on the folk club and festival circuit in the 70's and 80's. In his “gap years,” Jim raised a family and authored several books about fly fishing. These days he can often be seen in a duo with his friend Steve Fisher.

See http://www.mclennanflyfishing.com/ for more information about Jim. Read more about Music for the Wild — Jim McLennan with guests The June Bugs

Location

AWA Hillhurst Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB

Sheep River Winter Hike

Feb 16 2011 - 7:00am

Distance: 6 - 8 km

The winter snow contains many stories.  Animals (and some birds) leave their tracks, the action of the wind is recorded and life-giving water is stored to be released with the return of spring.  Winter hiking!  Why not?

For registration and more information… Read more about Sheep River Winter Hike

Location

Sheep River Provincial Park
Kananaskis , AB

Are Boreal Forests Silent or Just Singing a Different Tune?

Jan 26 2011 - 2:00am

with Dr. Erin Bayne

After many years of research, Dr. Bayne has come to some very interesting and informative conclusions about what is happening to birds of the boreal forest here in Alberta.  Hear fascinating details about the lives of these birds, especially how boreal forest development is impacting breeding and survival rates.  Which species are doing well?  Which species need more of our consideration and help?

$5 Adults, $1 Children

For registration and more information… Read more about Are Boreal Forests Silent or Just Singing a Different Tune?

Location

AWA Office
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB

Level One Urban Beekeeping Course

Jan 29 2011 - 5:00pm to Jan 31 2011 - 1:00am

Location: Pure Earth Organics - #12 - 5579 47th St., Red Deer

Saturday January 29th & 30th, 2011
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (both days)

Apiaries and Bees for Communities (A.B.C.) is pleased to offer a Level One Beekeeping Certificate for hobbiest beekeepers in an urban and rural setting. This 16-hour intensive program will offer everything you need to know to begin beekeeping. Read more about Level One Urban Beekeeping Course

Bee Lifecycles: Understanding Pollinators

Jan 9 2011 - 1:00am to 4:00am

 

Eliese Watson, Founder of A.B.C- Apiaries and Bees for Communities, an educational organization focusing on the development of urban beekeeping and native-bee habitats, will be presenting on the life cycle of bees and understanding the role of pollinators in nature. Read more about Bee Lifecycles: Understanding Pollinators

Location

Kerry Wood Nature Centre
6300 45 Avenue
Red Deer , AB

Red Deer River Watershed - Integrated Watershed Management Plan Workshops

Jan 27 2011 - 5:00pm to 10:00pm

Thanks again to those of you who were able to participate at the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance Community Forums in September and October. We shared information on the health of the watershed — water quality, water quantity, land use and biodiversity. If you want to learn more about those forums, go to: http://rdrwa.ca/forums.php Read more about Red Deer River Watershed - Integrated Watershed Management Plan Workshops

Location

Oyen Seniors Centre
219 2nd Street West
Oyen , AB

Red Deer River Watershed - Integrated Watershed Management Plan Workshops

Jan 26 2011 - 5:00pm to 10:00pm

 

Thanks again to those of you who were able to participate at the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance Community Forums in September and October. We shared information on the health of the watershed — water quality, water quantity, land use and biodiversity. If you want to learn more about those forums, go to: http://rdrwa.ca/forums.php Read more about Red Deer River Watershed - Integrated Watershed Management Plan Workshops

Location

Quality Inn (formerly North Hill Inn)
7150 50th (Gaetz) Avenue
Red Deer , AB

Red Deer River Watershed - Integrated Watershed Management Plan Workshops

Jan 25 2011 - 5:00pm to 10:00pm

Thanks again to those of you who were able to participate at the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance Community Forums in September and October. We shared information on the health of the watershed — water quality, water quantity, land use and biodiversity. If you want to learn more about those forums, go to: http://rdrwa.ca/forums.php Read more about Red Deer River Watershed - Integrated Watershed Management Plan Workshops

Location

West Country Seniors Centre
#4 - 101 2nd Avenue NW (next to the Arena)
Sundre , AB

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