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Media Releases & Op-eds

Protected Areas over Paddocks for Alberta’s Endangered Caribou

On December 17, the Alberta government issued a request to build a fenced compound in the west central Little Smoky woodland caribou range, for captive female caribou to have calves. These calves will be released as yearlings into habitat that is becoming even more degraded by new energy-related disturbances and by logging. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) believes that the Alberta government must act swiftly on its promises to apply strict operating limits on new surface disturbance in caribou ranges, and to establish extensive northwest Alberta protected areas, instead of relying on artificial predator controls. Read more about Protected Areas over Paddocks for Alberta’s Endangered Caribou

Event

AWA Calgary Talk: Public Lands – Enforcing the Law

Nov 30 2016 - 2:00am

AWA Speaker Series
with Wayne Howse

Corporal Howse will recount years of experience throughout Alberta and the Yukon Territories enforcing public lands law. He has seen a wide range of  lawless behaviour which poses threats both to public safety and the environment. An excellent opportunity to learn about major challenges and opportunities to protect our public lands for future generations. Read more about AWA Calgary Talk: Public Lands – Enforcing the Law

Location

AWA Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB
Event

Annual Martha Kostuch Wilderness and Wildlife Trust Fund Lecture: The Will of the Willmore

Nov 19 2016 - 1:00am

The Will of the Willmore – Wild and free, the legacy is ours to defend

 

A Wilderness Defenders Award will be presented to Ray Rasmussen

Read more about Annual Martha Kostuch Wilderness and Wildlife Trust Fund Lecture: The Will of the Willmore

Location

AWA Hillhurst Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB
Event

Call of the Wild: Sharing Nature through Photography and Adventure

Nov 25 2016 - 2:00am

From the CPAWS Northern Alberta website:

Join CPAWS Northern Alberta for an evening of storytelling and adventure with photographer and explorer Dax Justin! Dax will present on the amazing adventures he has had, and how photography and social media have connected him with nature. This is your chance to buy some of his amazing prints! And, there will be a silent auction in support of CPAWS Northern Alberta! Read more about Call of the Wild: Sharing Nature through Photography and Adventure

Location

Yellowhead Brewery
10229 105 Street NW
Edmonton , AB
Event

Information Session: Who’s Who and What They Do — Conservation in the Livingstone

Sep 24 2016 - 1:00am to 3:00am

Event Poster

The Livingstone Landowners Guild invites you to attend an information session:

Who's Who and What They Do
Conservation in the Livingstone


"An opportunity to hear from organizations in southwestern Alberta working to maintain the integrity of our shared and treasured landscape."

 

Participating organizations:

  • Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS Southern Alberta Chapter)
  • Cows and Fish (Alberta Habitat Management Society)
  • Miistakis Institute
  • MULTISAR
  • Oldman Watershed Council (OWC)
  • Porcupine Land Use Group
  • Southern Alberta Land Trust Society (SALTS)
  • Waldron Grazing Cooperative
  • Western Rachlands Corporation

Doors open at 6:30 pm. Read more about Information Session: Who’s Who and What They Do — Conservation in the Livingstone

Location

Lundbreck Community Hall Lundbreck , AB
Media Releases & Op-eds

Castle Forests in Peril; Restoration Required

 

Global Forest Watch Canada’s (GFWC) newly released study indicates that the remaining intact forests in the proposed Castle Provincial Park have been significantly reduced.  Between 2000 and 2015, 76% of the forests became disturbed landscapes and are no longer secure habitat and watersheds. Read more about Castle Forests in Peril; Restoration Required

Event

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

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