Wilderness & Parks

Edmonton Talk: Elk Island National Park

Apr 30 2019 - 7:00pm

Brian Eaton, Chairperson of Friends of Elk Island Society, will discuss the pleasures of and issues facing Elk Island National Park, Edmonton’s National Park.

  • Doors: 6:30 PM
  • Tickets: $5.00

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Location

Jackson Power
9744 60 Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB

Call for Feedback: Park Management Plan for Jasper National Park

Initiative: 
Review of the park management plan for Jasper National Park
Deadline: 
30 Apr 2019

From the Let's Talk Mountain Parks website:

We are beginning to review the park management plan for Jasper National Park. We would like to hear your views on the future of Jasper National Park. Browse our website. Fill out a survey. Attend a public meeting.

What is a park management plan?

A management plan is the road map that guides Parks Canada’s work in a national park to:

  • protect natural and cultural resources
  • facilitate visitor experiences and learning opportunities
  • collaborate with other organizations and Indigenous partners

Management plans are prepared in consultation with the public and Indigenous peoples.

For more information and to submit your feedback  Read more about Call for Feedback: Park Management Plan for Jasper National Park

Kitaskino Nuwenëné Wildland Provincial Park: A New Boreal Gem for Alberta

Permanent protection over a significant area of lands south of Wood Buffalo National Park that are important for wildlife and Indigenous communities was announced by the Alberta government this afternoon. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) welcomes the new Kitaskino Nuwenëné Wildland Provincial Park. Read more about Kitaskino Nuwenëné Wildland Provincial Park: A New Boreal Gem for Alberta

Rail to Banff: A Consultation Train Wreck

A Calgary-Bow Valley Mass Transit Feasibility Study released last week examined all-year bus and rail mass transit development scenarios from Calgary to Banff. Incredibly the study didn’t consider the impact on wildlife of additional rail traffic in the Bow Valley. Given that trains kill wildlife in Banff National Park, AWA believes it’s unacceptable for a rail feasibility study to ignore rail’s impact on wildlife. Read more about Rail to Banff: A Consultation Train Wreck

Job Opportunity: Engagement Director, CPAWS Southern Alberta

Position: 
Engagement Director
Application Deadline: 
24 Feb 2019
Location: 
Calgary

From CPAWS Southern Alberta:

Looking for an exciting and rewarding challenge, and a chance to play a guiding role in our organization?  Read more about Job Opportunity: Engagement Director, CPAWS Southern Alberta

Bighorn Country Proposal Factsheet

With just two weeks left to submit your input on the Government of Alberta's Bighorn Country Proposal, the Alberta Wilderness Association has published a factsheet addressing some of the common questions surrounding the proposal.

Bighorn Country offers a significant opportunity for careful, well reasoned management for this world class wilderness area.

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Bighorn and Brews

Feb 12 2019 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Join CPAWS Southern Alberta, the Alberta Hiking Association, Alpine Club of Canada, Great Divide Trail Association and Patagonia for Bighorn and Brews at Last Best Brewing, in Calgary.

Cost: FREE

Your first pint is free and there will be complimentary snacks and giveaways.

Come out to learn more about recreation and conservation in the Bighorn region and why our groups support the proposal to protect Bighorn Country. Read more about Bighorn and Brews

Location

Last Best Brewing
607 11 Avenue SW
Calgary , AB

Bighorn Country Public Information Session

Feb 3 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

In order to ensure Albertans have information on the proposed mix of parks and public lands in the Bighorn region, public information sessions are now scheduled for Drayton Valley, Edmonton, Red Deer and Sundre. Participants will have the opportunity to talk to program staff, view maps of the region, and submit feedback directly at more than 30 information stations.   Read more about Bighorn Country Public Information Session

Location

Westerner Centre
4847A 19 Street
Red Deer , AB

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