Biodiversity and Wildlife

Conservation Education Program: Transferable Development Credits

May 1 2008 - 2:00am to 4:00am

Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area

Kim Good of the Miistakis Institute will introduce the Transferable Development Credits (TDC) concept with an in-depth look at four US programs. This planning tool helps protect landscapes valued for environmental, agricultural or historical conservation, while promoting development in areas with existing or potential infrastructure and services.*

Date: Wednesday, April 30th
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Cost: $10.00 Read more about Conservation Education Program: Transferable Development Credits

Spring and Summer 2008 Conservation Education Programs

Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area

Adult Programs

Family Programs

Registration Information

Advance registration is required for all programs. For more information or to register, call Catriona Laird, 931-2042 or email.

Payment by Visa or Mastercard is preferred. Programs are filled on a first-come, first-served basis upon receipt of payment.

All proceeds from these programs support conservation education for children at the Cross Conservation Area. Read more about Spring and Summer 2008 Conservation Education Programs

What is your vision for Alberta?

by Martha Kostuch

Of course we want continued prosperity. Of course we want safe, affordable housing, good health care and accessible education. But the foundation of our well-being is really a healthy environment – clean air, clean water, healthy food, among other things. I can’t help but wonder how much attention our leaders are paying to the foundation these days.

The centerpiece of my vision for Alberta is a stable, resilient, healthy economy based on energies of the future, not energies of the past. This means ending our addiction to fossil fuels and using some of the revenues they generate to develop and implement alternative energy sources and to support energy conservation. We can do this, but not without strong leadership and a willingness to reflect on whether our current path is taking us where we want to go. Read more about What is your vision for Alberta?

Reminder: Grant Eligible Conservation Fund - Deadline January 31

Alberta Conservation Association

Grant Eligible Conservation Fund

Notification of Funding Opportunity

The Alberta Conservation Association is proud to enter into its 11th year of Conservation Funding. Up to $1.2 million dollars will be available for project funding during the 2008/2009 funding cycle.

This amount is larger than last year and "recruitment and retention of hunters, anglers and trappers" has been added to fisheries, wildlife and land management as a fourth priority area.

Applications Accepted between: January 1 - January 31, 2008

Visit www.ab-conservation.com/grants for funding guidelines and application forms. Read more about Reminder: Grant Eligible Conservation Fund - Deadline January 31

Seeing the light: Sustainable lighting as a tool for development and ecological conservation

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Sierra Club of Canada - Chinook Group Monthly MeetingFor more information or to RSVP: http://www.sierraclubchinook.orgDescription: Sierra Club member Grady Semmens spent 3 weeks in May 2007 visiting rural communities in central Africa with the University of Calgary-based Light Up The World Foundation.

Cross Conservation Area Winter 2008 Programs: Backyard Winter Wonders

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Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area Backyard Winter Wonders Discover the wonders of winter as we investigate plants, tracks, snow crystals and more. Take home skills and knowledge to become a winter detective in your own backyard. You may be surprised by what you find! Dress to be outdoors for part of the program. Date: Saturday, February 2nd Time: 1:00-3:30 p.m. Cost: $8/ adult, $4/ child

Public Lands Deal Behind Closed Doors — Native Prairie Threatened by Developer's Plough

Alberta Wilderness Association

Release Date: November 8, 2007

A large area of public land west of Medicine Hat comprising rare native prairie may feel the slice of the plough within a few months if a proposed land swap goes ahead behind closed doors. Alberta Wilderness Association believes that any decisions affecting public land trades or sales must include the opportunity for public participation. Read more about Public Lands Deal Behind Closed Doors — Native Prairie Threatened by Developer's Plough

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