Wilderness & Parks

Wild West Saloon Night

Sep 24 2016 - 12:00am to 2:00am

AWA Wild West Saloon Poster

Fun and games (including fun money), online auction action, music, great food and refreshments with plenty of time for conversation with AWA Board and staff. We’ve moved our annual friend raising event to a new venue – our newly purchased home. Join us in AWA’s Cottage School to see how we’ve changed the evening to make it even better for our members and supporters! Read more about Wild West Saloon Night

Location

AWA's Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB

OHVs and the Castle Parks – Are They In or Out?

That’s the crucial conservation question left begging in a newly-released document on what Alberta Environment and Parks expects in a draft management plan for the Castle Parks. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) and the Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition (CCWC) would like the Minister to answer the question definitively and commit unequivocally to the management plan’s vision: “Conservation of nature will be the primary, overriding objective of both parks.” Read more about OHVs and the Castle Parks – Are They In or Out?

Take Action for Little Smoky Caribou Information Night

Jul 27 2016 - 11:00pm

Show the Government of Alberta You Care for Alberta's Caribou

Government of Alberta Releases Weak Range Plan for the Little Smoky Herd
In June of 2016, the Government of Alberta released the draft Range Plan for the Little Smoky Caribou Herd. Comments are due on this range plan by August 5 — join CPAWS Northern Alberta to have your say! Read more about Take Action for Little Smoky Caribou Information Night

Location

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University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB

Take Action for Little Smoky Caribou Information Night

Jul 26 2016 - 11:00pm

Show the Government of Alberta You Care for Alberta's Caribou

Government of Alberta Releases Weak Range Plan for the Little Smoky Herd
In June of 2016, the Government of Alberta released the draft Range Plan for the Little Smoky Caribou Herd. Comments are due on this range plan by August 5 — join CPAWS Northern Alberta to have your say! Read more about Take Action for Little Smoky Caribou Information Night

Location

Room 7
Stanley Milner Library (7 Sir Winston Churchill Square)
Edmonton , AB

Take Action for Little Smoky Caribou Information Night

Jul 21 2016 - 1:00am

CPAWS Take Action for Caribou Banner

Show the Government of Alberta You Care for Alberta's Caribou

Government of Alberta Releases Weak Range Plan for the Little Smoky Herd
In June of 2016, the Government of Alberta released the draft Range Plan for the Little Smoky Caribou Herd. Comments are due on this range plan by August 5 — join CPAWS Northern Alberta to have your say! Read more about Take Action for Little Smoky Caribou Information Night

Location

MEC Edmonton (Mountain Equipment Co-op)
12328 102 Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB

Crackdown on Destruction of Public Lands

A recent  Order in Council will allow enforcement officials to issue violation tickets under the Public Lands Administration Regulation. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) appreciates measures which provide officials with enforcement capabilities to protect our public lands. Read more about Crackdown on Destruction of Public Lands

Caribou Struggling in Alberta

CPAWS Northern Alberta Releases First of Three Reports Looking at Conservation Measures for Alberta's Herds

EDMONTON – Today, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) Northern Alberta chapter publicly releases the first of three reports illustrating on-the-ground status of and threats to Alberta's boreal woodland caribou.

The reports are the first of their kind in Alberta – the first publicly available, science-based assessment that illustrates where in Alberta's boreal forest conservation efforts, legislated protection, and immediate forest restoration need to occur in order to bring Alberta's caribou back from the brink. Read more about Caribou Struggling in Alberta

POSTPONED: UNESCO World Heritage Committee NGO Roundtable: Wood Buffalo National Park

Jun 3 2016 - 9:00pm to 11:30pm

POSTPONED:

…Parks Canada has sent an official request to the World Heritage Centre to postpone the reactive monitoring mission to Wood Buffalo National Park in light of the severe impacts of the Fort McMurray fire and the ongoing state of emergency across the region.  This decision was informed by consultations with a number of different partners involved in the mission, including the Mikisew Cree First Nation and the Government of Alberta. As we considered the appropriate timing for this mission, we were concerned that we might pose an additional burden on some of the communities that have accepted evacuees if we were to proceed with the May 26-June 4 dates. 

From: Ashley Campbell, Heritage Designations and Programs, Parks Canada

As you may be aware, the Mikisew Cree First Nation filed a petition to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in December 2014 to request that Wood Buffalo National Park be added to the List of World Heritage in Danger. The petition identified a number of concerns related to the impacts of current and planned hydroelectric dams, oil sands development, and climate change on the ecology and hydrology of the Peace-Athabasca Delta. 

In response, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee requested the Government of Canada to invite experts from the World Heritage Centre (WHC) and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to conduct a reactive monitoring mission to Wood Buffalo National Park. Parks Canada is responsible for organizing this mission. Mr. Tilman Jaeger will represent the WHC and Dr. Stephen Davis will represent the IUCN.

The experts will have an opportunity to travel to Fort Smith (May 26 to 29), Fort Chipewyan (May 29 to June 2), Fort McMurray (June 2 to 3) and Edmonton (June 3 to 4) and meet with a wide range of Indigenous Peoples, federal/provincial/territorial officials, industry representatives, NGOs, and other stakeholders.

Read more about POSTPONED: UNESCO World Heritage Committee NGO Roundtable: Wood Buffalo National Park

Location

Holiday Inn Express
10010 104 Street NW
Edmonton , AB

Film Screening — Wildways: Corridors of Life

Jun 23 2016 - 12:30am to 4:00am

Filmmaker James Brundige will introduce his film Wildways: Corridors of Life, created for PBS’s science show NOVA. The film explores the science behind the need for large landscape conservation and features the Yellowstone to Yukon region and the savannahs of Africa.

Read more about Film Screening — Wildways: Corridors of Life

Locations

Lux Cinema
229 Bear Street
Banff , AB
Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
111 Bear Street
Banff , AB

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