Wilderness & Parks

Job Opportunity: Executive Director, CPAWS Southern Alberta

Position: 
Executive Director
Location: 
Calgary

From the CPAWS Southern Alberta website:

CPAWS Southern Alberta is seeking an Executive Director to join our team in Calgary, Alberta. This is the most senior position in the organization, directing all operations, managing the core leadership team, working with national office and other chapters, and accountable to our Board of Directors.

This position will remain active until filled, but we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

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Birds, Rocks, Hills and Fields

Aug 24 2019 - 9:30am

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Frank Lake
Photo credit: R. Miyagawa

Join AWA on a driving tour as we meander our way through various locations that exhibit Alberta’s phenomenal wilderness and wildlife, the unique geology of the Porcupine Hills, and a site visit to an abandoned well under the responsibility of the Orphan Well Association. Come out for a great day of exploring, and learn more about your backyard!

Registration: $25

Registration cost for all events during the month of August will include a lifetime membership with AWA. Read more about Birds, Rocks, Hills and Fields

Location

First Stop: Frank Lake , AB

Panel recommends approval of Teck’s Frontier Oil Sands Mine project, just 30-km south of Wood Buffalo National Park

EDMONTON – A Joint Review Panel recommends approval of Teck’s Frontier Oil Sands Mine project, despite acknowledgments of a long list of adverse environmental impacts, including high risks to wildlife that use the area 

In the same month that the UN warns Canada of swift action required to stop the degradation of Wood Buffalo National Park, a massive 290 sq-km open-pit oil sands mine project has been recommended for approval, which would place it just 30-km south of the Park’s borders. The project would be the largest of its kind in Alberta. The provincial-federal Joint Review Panel found the project to be in the public’s interest, despite the findings that it,

[…] is likely to result in significant adverse environmental effects to wetlands, old-growth forests, wetland- and old-growth-reliant species at risk, the Ronald Lake bison herd, and biodiversity.” And “likely to result in significant adverse effects to the asserted rights, use of lands and resources, and culture of indigenous groups who use the project area. The proposed mitigation measures have not been proven to be effective or to fully mitigate project effects on the environment or on indigenous rights, use of lands and resources, and culture.” Read more about Panel recommends approval of Teck’s Frontier Oil Sands Mine project, just 30-km south of Wood Buffalo National Park

CPAWS on the TD Elk Island Express

Aug 24 2019 - 8:30am
Aug 31 2019 - 8:30am
Sep 1 2019 - 8:30am

From the CPAWS Northern Alberta website

CPAWS NAB is partnering with Parkbus on the new route out to beautiful Elk Island National Park! We will be aboard the TD ELK ISLAND EXPRESS talking about our parks and the importance of protecting our landscapes.

Come join us if you’re looking for an easy (and free) way to get out and enjoy the outdoors this summer! 

Departure Times:

EDMONTON TO ELK ISLAND NATIONAL PARK

  • 8:30 AM at MEC Edmonton Downtown (11904 104 Ave NW)
  • 8:45 AM at Royal Alberta Museum (9810 103a Ave NW

ELK ISLAND NATIONAL PARK TO EDMONTON

  • Park Departure at 15:30 PM

One way travel time is approximately 1 hour.

Book your ticket on the Parkbus website Read more about CPAWS on the TD Elk Island Express

Location

Edmonton , AB

CPAWS on the TD Elk Island Express

Aug 3 2019 - 8:30am
Aug 4 2019 - 8:30am
Aug 10 2019 - 8:30am
Aug 17 2019 - 8:30am

From the CPAWS Northern Alberta website

CPAWS NAB is partnering with Parkbus on the new route out to beautiful Elk Island National Park! We will be aboard the TD ELK ISLAND EXPRESS talking about our parks and the importance of protecting our landscapes.

Come join us if you’re looking for an easy (and free) way to get out and enjoy the outdoors this summer! 

Departure Times:

EDMONTON TO ELK ISLAND NATIONAL PARK

  • 8:30 AM at MEC Edmonton Downtown (11904 104 Ave NW)
  • 8:45 AM at Royal Alberta Museum (9810 103a Ave NW

ELK ISLAND NATIONAL PARK TO EDMONTON

  • Park Departure at 15:30 PM

One way travel time is approximately 1 hour.

Book your ticket on the Parkbus website Read more about CPAWS on the TD Elk Island Express

Location

Edmonton , AB

Whaleback Fall Hike

Sep 21 2019 - 9:00am

Say goodbye to summer and hello to fall with an exploration of the Whaleback. The rocky ridges and rolling forested hills of the Whaleback are picturesque, and represent a vital landscape within southern Alberta that is sure not to disappoint. Join Nick Pink and Conservation Specialist Nissa Petterson as they explore this beautiful Montane wilderness during its full fall brilliance!

Cost: $25 AWA Members/ $50 Non-members
Difficulty: Moderate to challenging hilly terrain; good hiking shoes required and long pants recommended. Read more about Whaleback Fall Hike

Location

Whaleback , AB

Porcupine Hills Summer Hike

Aug 9 2019 - 10:00am

The Porcupine Hills are a spectacular piece of Alberta’s wilderness; from rolling forested hills, countless limber pines, and meadows of beautiful wildflowers, this landscape has it all! What better way to spend a summer’s day than exploring this area with Conservation Specialist Joanna Skrajny.

$25.00 for AWA Members / $50.00 for Non-members

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    Location

    Porcupine Hills , AB

    UNESCO World Heritage Committee decision on Wood Buffalo National Park is a warning to Canada

    Indigenous and environmental groups fear for the future of Wood Buffalo National Park as the UNESCO World Heritage Committee echoes warnings of unresolved threats

    On July 3, 2019, representatives from around the world gathered in Baku, Azerbaijan, for the 43rd World Heritage Committee meeting and discussed the fate of Wood Buffalo National Park, Canada’s largest national park. The World Heritage Committee called upon Canada to take further actions and warned that if Canada fails to address the threats facing the Park, it could be placed on the List of World Heritage Site in Danger.  Read more about UNESCO World Heritage Committee decision on Wood Buffalo National Park is a warning to Canada

    Let's Talk Waterton

    Initiative: 
    Waterton Lakes National Park Management Plan
    Deadline: 
    3 Jul 2019

    From the Let's Talk Mountain Parks website

    Are you inspired by the beauty and history of Waterton Lakes National Park? Help shape the future of this special place.

    New management plans are due in 2020 for all mountain national parks, including Waterton Lakes National Park. Read more about Let's Talk Waterton

    Wild West Saloon

    Sep 13 2019 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

    It's a fun-filled hootenaney with foot-stompin' music, cold ale, card games, bidding and mouth-watering food!

    All proceeds help support wilderness and wildlife in Alberta.

    Tickets: $50

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    Location

    AWA Cottage School
    455 12 Street NW
    Calgary , AB

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