Land Management & Stewardship

Job Opportunity: Outreach and Engagement Coordinator, LSC

Position: 
Outreach and Engagement Coordinator
Application Deadline: 
8 Apr 2022
Location: 
Edmonton

"We're looking for an enthusiastic and energetic Outreach and Engagement Coordinator to help Land Stewardship Centre and its partners – the Beaver Hills Biosphere and EcoServices Network – stay connected to the people and organizations we work with and the communities we serve.

As Outreach and Engagement Coordinator, you will engage with our audiences through social media and at events, raising awareness of programs and initiatives, encouraging people to take action and enabling us to build meaningful long-term relationships.

Job Opportunity: Content Creator, LSC

Position: 
Content Creator
Application Deadline: 
8 Apr 2022
Location: 
Edmonton

"We're looking for an enthusiastic, talented Content Creator to write and publish various content related to the programs and initiatives of Land Stewardship Centre and our partners, the Beaver Hills Biosphere and EcoServices Network.

As Content Creator your responsibilities include generating ideas, researching, writing and/or sourcing content for a variety of e-newsletters, blogs and websites as well as marketing pieces (brochures, postcards), funding proposals, grant applications and various reports.

Forest Management in Alberta: Sustainable or Suspect?

On Saturday, July 17, the Government of Alberta announced a new Forest Management Agreement (FMA) with Crowsnest Forest Products Ltd. (affiliated with Spray Lakes Sawmills) in the forest management unit C5 west of Lethbridge. This agreement leads Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) to continue to question Alberta Forestry’s commitment to sustainability given the ongoing timber-centric management of forests.

The Coal Consultation Update: Some Good News… But the Cart is Still Before the Horse

Energy Minister Sonya Savage delivered some good news in her April 23, 2021 coal consultation update: all coal exploration projects in Category 2 lands in Alberta’s Eastern Slopes must halt immediately. AWA welcomes the Minister’s decision to eliminate the immediate threat to landscapes and wildlife that could have resulted from the activities of Cabin Ridge and Valory Resources on Category 2 lands.

Camping Fees: Breaking A UCP Election Promise

The Government of Alberta has introduced Bill 64, the Public Lands Amendment Act. This Act proposes a new Public Lands Camping Pass. AWA believes this initiative unjustifiably targets low impact users of Alberta’s backcountry and will reduce accessibility to public lands for lower income Albertans.

The UCP election platform promised to: “Apply a mandatory $30 trail permit fee to Off-Highway Vehicles (OHV) and camping trailers to pay for restoring and creating OHV trails and preventing damage in Alberta’s great outdoors, and to hire additional enforcement officers.”

Tent Mountain coal mine: Niitsitapi Water Protectors, landowners group, environmental orgs urge Canada to designate project for assessment

April 6, 2021 - A number of Alberta-based organizations, including a conservation organization, an Indigenous collective and a landowner organization, are calling for a federal review of the Tent Mountain Coal Mine Project in Southern Alberta.

On behalf of CPAWS Southern Alberta Chapter, Niitsitapi Water Protectors and the Livingstone Landowners Group, Ecojustice submitted a designation request to the Impact Assessment Agency on April 4.

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