Biodiversity and Wildlife

Alberta for Sale? Premier Asked to Clarify Government’s ‘Prairies to Potatoes’ Position

Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) is asking for the Premier to clarify a statement made to the media by Minister of Sustainable Resource Development (SRD), Mel Knight, about funds generated by the proposed sale of native prairie Public Lands near Bow Island, Alberta. Sale and conversion of this land would destroy vital habitat for a number of endangered species. Read more about Alberta for Sale? Premier Asked to Clarify Government’s ‘Prairies to Potatoes’ Position

The Landowner's Dilemma: are reasonable expectations obsolete?

Sep 28 2010 - 6:15pm to 8:00pm

The Faculty of Law presents

Professor Joseph L. Sax

Berkeley Law, University of California

“Climate change" and “loss of global biodiversity” are the watchwords of our time. Is the price we must pay to address these a radical revision in what it means to own land? Is this the time-like the Industrial Revolution, the end of slavery, the economic recognition of married women as individuals-when long-standing conceptions of ownership had to give way, and the world of law was made anew? Read more about The Landowner's Dilemma: are reasonable expectations obsolete?

Location

2370 Murray Fraser Hall
University of Calgary
Calgary , AB

Wild Lands Advocate Vol. 18 No. 4

The August 2010 issue of Wildlands Advocate (Vol. 18 No. 4) is available for download from the AWA website.

 Features

  • Guilty!: Syncrude Runs "Afoul" of Canadian and Alberta Environmental Laws
  • The Boreal: A Birder's Wonderland
  • New Policy Tools for Conservation in Alberta's Boreal Natural Region
  • Tar Sands Lobby: 1 - Wetlands Policy: 0?
  • In Situ Tar Sands Risks Confirmed by Recent Blowouts
  • Progress in Ghost River Watershed Planning
  • Business as Usual as ERCB Approves Kananaskis Sour Gas Pipeline
  • Ants and Antelope
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Remarkable Beyond Boundaries: Shaping the Future of the Crown of the Continent

Sep 23 2010 - 6:00am to Sep 24 2010 - 6:00am

First Annual Conference Will Explore Policies of Place

For two days in September, a diverse gathering in Waterton National Park will explore the past, present, and future of the Crown of the Continent. Convened by the University of Montana’s Center for Natural Resources and Environmental Policy on September 23-24, 2010, the conference features keynote speakers Jack Nesbit (author of Sources of the River: Tracking David Thompson across Western North America), Jonathan B. Tourtellot (Director and Geotourism Editor, National Geographic Traveler), Darrell Kipp (Director, Piegan Institute), Lynn Scarlett (former Deputy Secretary of the Interior), and the Hon. Jim Prentice (Canada’s Minister of Environment; invited). Read more about Remarkable Beyond Boundaries: Shaping the Future of the Crown of the Continent

Location

Waterton Park , AB

Music for the Wild: Barry Luft with guests Don Gowan & Jeanie Greenwell

Sep 26 2010 - 1:00am

AWA is proud to present great folk and roots music by Barry Luft.

Opening act: Don Gowan and Jeanie Greenwell.

This is the third in our 2010 series of evenings by local performers in support of AWA and Alberta's Wild Spaces.

Doors Open at 7:00 PM
Cost: $15

Pre-registration is required Read more about Music for the Wild: Barry Luft with guests Don Gowan & Jeanie Greenwell

Location

AWA Hillhurst Cottage School

AWA Hike: Fall in the Whaleback

Sep 19 2010 - 6:00am

Distance: 12-14 km
Elevation Gain: 200 m

Wander the trails, ridges and valleys of Alberta's largest remaining montane wilderness.  View ancient pine trees clinging to life.  Try to spot wildlife such as elk, deer, bear, coyotes and wolves.  Register early, as this is a very popular hike!

This hike is rated as Moderate-to-Difficult, covering approximately 12 - 14 kilometres with an elevation gain of about 300 metres (1000 ft). Read more about AWA Hike: Fall in the Whaleback

AWA Hike: White Goat Wilderness (Backpack)

Aug 19 2010 - 6:00am to Aug 22 2010 - 6:00am

Distance: 15 km / day
Elevation Gain: 600 m (on the most strenuous day)

Please Note: Registration only by phone (1-866-313-0713).

Situated in the front ranges of the Rockies, the White Goat Wilderness is a truly unique region of protected wild spaces.  Join a small group of dedicated wilderness lovers to hike into this impressively grand area.  Camp along little-used trails for 3 nights and enjoy nature's splendor at its finest. Read more about AWA Hike: White Goat Wilderness (Backpack)

AWA Hike: Lakeland Camp & Hike

Aug 13 2010 - 6:00am

A combination of camping and hiking in the Lakeland boreal forest.

Distance: Hiking 5 - 15 km per day.
Elevation Gain: minimal

Setting up camp in the wonderous confines of Lakeland Provincial Park, we will spend two days exploring the natural wonders of Alberta's boreal forest.  On our daily excursions we will marvel at the array of plants and animals that make this part of the world a unique blend of forest and wetland.

This trip is rated as Moderate, with modest daily outings on foot. Read more about AWA Hike: Lakeland Camp & Hike

AWA Hike: Sage Creek

Aug 7 2010 - 6:00am

Wander through the coulees and open spaces of this impressive south-eastern Alberta mixed grass prairie.

Distance: 7 km
Elevation Gain: minimal

Sage Creek, located near Manyberries in south-eastern Alberta, is a well-preserved mixed grass prairie environment.  In addition to the great diversity of prairie grasses and shrubs, expect to see pronghorn antelope, deer, sharptail grouse and meadowlarks.  Wander under the blue dome of the endless prairie sky. Read more about AWA Hike: Sage Creek

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