Biodiversity and Wildlife

Call for Nominations for the J.B. Harkin Conservation Award 2010

Deadline: 
1 Mar 2010

Know someone who has made a significant contribution to conservation over their lifetime? Someone whose achievement is worthy of recognition?

We want to know about them!

About the J. B. Harkin Award

The J.B. Harkin Medal is Canada's most prestigious conservation award. Since 1972, the award has been presented by CPAWS to living individuals who:

  • have made a significant life-long contribution through words and deeds to the conservation of Canada's parks and wilderness;
  • or have made a special one-time contribution to national conservation;
  • and have not been otherwise recognized.

The award is named for James Bernard Harkin, Canada's 1st Commissioner of National Parks. Learn more about the J.B. Harkin Medal and see a list of previous participants at the CPAWS website. Read more about Call for Nominations for the J.B. Harkin Conservation Award 2010

Tar Sands on Trial: The Beaver Lake Cree Fight Big Oil to Save the Boreal

Nov 28 2009 - 12:00am to 2:00am

(This event was originally scheduled for October 14, but had to be delayed because of bad weather.)

Award-winning author Andrew Nikiforuk (Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent), renowned photographer Garth Lenz (Canadian Geographic) and one of Canada's pre-eminent lawyers in Aboriginal law Jack Woodward (Tsilhqot'in Nation v. British Columbia) explain why the Beaver Lake Cree legal action is the way to stop the tar sands expansion – and save the planet. Read more about Tar Sands on Trial: The Beaver Lake Cree Fight Big Oil to Save the Boreal

Location

John Dutton Theatre (Calgary Public Library)
616 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary , AB

Book Tour: Wild Alberta at the Crossroads

Calgary authors Robin White and Marian White will be presenting slide shows at Pages Books on Kensington at 7 pm, November 17th and at Pincher Creek public library at 7 pm, November 19th . These are part of their new Alberta bad-news/good-news book-signing tour with their award-winning environmental coffee-table book, Wild Alberta at the Crossroads (see dates below).

This book is unique not only in portraying all six Alberta natural regions from prairie to Canadian Shield, but in taking a critical look at our stewardship of the land and response to global warming. Confronted by unrestrained resource extraction and ensuing climate change, the Whites concluded that celebrating Nature was not enough; we must face up to our environmental problems. Clearly many agreed, for the book sold out and was reprinted this summer. Read more about Book Tour: Wild Alberta at the Crossroads

Music for the Wild: The Tragically Hick

Nov 15 2009 - 2:00am

The Alberta Wilderness Association is proud to present classic and modern bluegrass by The Tragically Hick .

Opening Act: John Reid & Blaine Hrabi.

Tickets $15 at www.albertawilderness.ca/events

 

Doors Open 7:00
Music Starts 7:30 Read more about Music for the Wild: The Tragically Hick

Location

AWA Office
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB

AWA Tuesday Talk: How Beavers Battled Drought and Won!

Nov 11 2009 - 2:00am

with Dr. Glynnis Hood

With climate change and development speeding up the rate of wetland loss in Alberta, beavers might be helping us more than we think.

Dr. Glynnis Hood is an assistant professor in Environmental Science at the University of Alberta, Augustana Campus. Her research focus includes wetland ecology, human-wildlife interactions, and resource management. Read more about AWA Tuesday Talk: How Beavers Battled Drought and Won!

Location

AWA Office
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB

Alberta Wilderness and Wildlife Trust Annual Lecture & Awards

Nov 21 2009 - 1:00am

Green Law: Legal Precedents for Environmental Protection

with Richard Secord

AWA is proud to present the 2009 Martha Kostuch Annual Wilderness & Wildlife Lecturer, Richard Secord. Richard’s lecture will address the key environmentally significant cases that have been decided in Alberta in the last 20 years. Read more about Alberta Wilderness and Wildlife Trust Annual Lecture & Awards

Location

AWA Office
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB

AWA Tuesday Talk: Red Deer River Journey

Oct 21 2009 - 1:00am

With Phil French & Carolyn Campbell

Join Phil and Carolyn on a video journey from the headwaters of the Red Deer River to its confluence with the South Saskatchewan. From mountains to badlands, experience the beauty and the diversity as you travel along this major, but often overlooked, Alberta river. Read more about AWA Tuesday Talk: Red Deer River Journey

Location

AWA Office
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB

ACA Grant Eligible Conservation Fund Part A: Conservation Support and Enhancement

Deadline: 
29 Jan 2010

Alberta Conservation Association - Grant Eligible Conservation Fund

2010-2011

The ACA is proud to enter into its 13th year of Conservation Funding. This year the Grant Eligible Conservation Fund has been split into two categories Part A: Conservation Support and Enhancement and Part B: Research.

Up to $500,000 will be available for project funding via the GECF Part A: Conservation Support and Enhancement, and up to $350,000 will be available for project funding via the GECF Part B: Research during the 2010-2011 funding cycle. Read more about ACA Grant Eligible Conservation Fund Part A: Conservation Support and Enhancement

ACA Grant Eligible Conservation Fund Part B: Research

Deadline: 
1 Dec 2009

Alberta Conservation Association - Grant Eligible Conservation Fund

2010-2011

The ACA is proud to enter into its 13th year of Conservation Funding. This year the Grant Eligible Conservation Fund has been split into two categories Part A: Conservation Support and Enhancement and Part B: Research.

Up to $500,000 will be available for project funding via the GECF Part A: Conservation Support and Enhancement, and up to $350,000 will be available for project funding via the GECF Part B: Research during the 2010-2011 funding cycle. Read more about ACA Grant Eligible Conservation Fund Part B: Research

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