Between May 1 and the end of June, the Alberta government plans to auction off 1,700 hectares of land north of Grande Cache to energy development, impacting the ranges of two endangered caribou herds, the Narraway and Redrock-Prairie Creek mountain caribou. On May 28th, 800 of those hectares will be up for auction.
On April 26 bring the whole family to join the Alberta Wilderness Association at the Climb and Run for Wilderness. Participants have the chance to climb the 802 stairs of the Calgary Tower, see the murals of the “tallest gallery in the west” and raise money to protect Wild Alberta. Each year almost 2,000 people, from babies in backpacks to 94 years old take part and support Alberta’s wilderness legacy and the conservation and education work that goes into protecting it. Read more »
Recent changes in federal and provincial legislation have led to new assessment requirements and additional areas and species which require protection, along with corresponding uncertainties for biologists, government agencies and industry in Alberta. The conference will describe recent challenges and new approaches to dealing with and managing changes in regulatory acts. Read more »
Bats are fascinating creatures of the night and are essential components to major ecosystems around the world. This interactive Q&A presentation will focus on fun facts about bats in Alberta. Presented by Dr. Margo Pybus, Provincial Wildlife Disease Specialist, Alberta Fish and Wildlife. Read more »
The Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Edmonton has cared for injured, orphaned or contaminated wildlife for 25 years. We also provide a life-line to the public through our Wildlife Hotline and educate thousands of people through our and Education Programs.
Because of global warming we must re-imagine what the goal of maintaining biodiversity means and how it can be achieved in a world of constant change. In this presentation Dr. Schneider will summarize recent climate projections for Alberta and describe how ecosystems and species are expected to respond. He will also provide an overview of new climate-ready conservation objectives and management options for adapting to change.
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) and EVDS will host an information session to encourage public feedback on a plan intended to balance the environmental, economic, and cultural well-being of the province.
With the comment period soon ending on January 15, 2014, Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) has sent official recommendations to the Alberta government in response to the Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan (SSRP). After extensively reviewing the draft, AWA has serious concerns with the draft and wants significant changes in the final SSRP. Although there are positive strategic directions in the draft indicating a need for a cumulative effects management approach, land use tradeoffs and sufficient headwater and biodiversity protection are largely absent. Read more »
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