Land Management & Stewardship

South Saskatchewan Plan Delaying Conservation

Sensitive Milk River Ridge Grasslands Open to Oil Exploration

Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) has learned that sensitive rough fescue and mixed grasslands on the Milk River Ridge are being opened up to exploration activity in the Alberta Bakken oil play. At the same time, efforts to secure legal designation for these lands are being delayed until the Government of Alberta releases its South Saskatchewan Region Plan (SSRP). Read more about South Saskatchewan Plan Delaying Conservation

Progress update shows little change, two years after road map to responsible oilsands development released

With substantial progress on only two of 19 recommendations, faster implementation of oilsands environmental solutions needed to secure social license for future development

Edmonton — Two years after the Pembina Institute outlined 19 steps toward responsible oilsands development in a report entitled Solving the Puzzle, and one year after Alison Redford won a majority government, very little progress has been made on the recommended policy improvements, according to an update released by the Institute today. Read more about Progress update shows little change, two years after road map to responsible oilsands development released

Prairie Conservation and Endangered Species Conference

Feb 19 2013 - 7:00am to Feb 22 2013 - 7:00am

Purpose

The 10th Prairie Conservation and Endangered Species Conference is a forum to discuss the latest issues, information, research and trends in prairie landscape and species conservation. The conference is held every three years in a Canadian Prairie Province.

Who Should Attend

The conference will be promoted widely among the conservation community in western Canada, in Ottawa and in the northern Great Plains region of the U.S., and will recieve local, regional, national and international exposure. Read more about Prairie Conservation and Endangered Species Conference

Location

Sheraton Red Deer Hotel
3310 50 Avenue
Red Deer , AB

Prairie Grasslands and Species at Risk Protected

Government Sets High Bar for Suffield National Wildlife Area

The seven-group Suffield Coalition today applauded the government’s decision to deny approval of Cenovus' (previously EnCana) proposal to drill 1,275 natural gas wells and construct associated infrastructure in the Suffield National Wildlife Area (NWA). Suffield NWA was established in 2003 to protect endangered native prairie and the many species of animals and plants at risk in the area, including at least 15 federally listed species threatened with extinction. Read more about Prairie Grasslands and Species at Risk Protected

Planning for our Future: Public information and workshop on the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan

Dec 12 2012 - 2:00am

The government has recently started public consultations on the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan . In a relaxed setting, AWA staff and guests will provide information about the plan, work through ways that you can give your feedback & answer your questions one-on-one. This workshop is hands-on and designed to help you quickly and confidently give your feedback during this busy time of year. See you there!

Free of charge. Everyone welcome.

Reservations: Read more about Planning for our Future: Public information and workshop on the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan

Location

Hillhurst Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB

Bill 8: Government Listens with Selective Hearing

The recent announcement that the Government of Alberta will introduce Bill 8 (Electric Utilities Amendment Act, 2012) to effectively overturn amendments made through Bill 50 (Electric Statutes Amendment Act, 2009) is underwhelming to say the least.

Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) applauds the bill that would require all future transmission infrastructure projects go through a full needs-assessment process by the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC), but we are acutely disappointed that Bill 8 does not address the significant projects approved under Bill 50. Read more about Bill 8: Government Listens with Selective Hearing

SSRP Consultation Session

Dec 6 2012 - 11:00pm to Dec 7 2012 - 3:00am

Albertans invited to provide input on next regional plan

Consultation for South Saskatchewan region begins next month

Edmonton... Work on a land-use plan for southern Alberta will focus on water, economic development and conservation needs. A new round of consultations in the South Saskatchewan region starts November 6Read more about SSRP Consultation Session

Location

Coast Lethbridge Hotel
526 Magrath Drive South
Lethbridge , AB

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