About the AEN

The Alberta Environmental Network (AEN) connects Albertans and environmental groups that are dedicated to preserving and protecting Alberta’s environment. As a non-profit and non-partisan organization, the AEN supports collaboration of the environmental community throughout the province.

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Connecting Alberta’s environmental groups

We are a network of individuals and groups working together on shared concerns. AEN members include individuals and representatives from member groups that connect, collaborate and share information.

The AEN is a link between the environmental community and government, industry, the media and all Albertans.

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Albertans and environmental groups are welcome to join the AEN as members – there are memberships for both individuals and groups. Members contribute to preserving and protecting Alberta’s environment by sharing information and collaborating on shared issues. Learn more about becoming a member of the AEN.

The AEN supports an inclusive and diverse environmental community for all Albertans. 

Plans for Red Deer River could be disastrous for river valley ecology

Alberta Wilderness Association

News Release: October 4, 2004

The government appointed Basin Advisory
Committee (BAC) for the Red Deer River is
ignoring the water conservation requirements for
a healthy river in favour of using its water for
future needs that will threaten the Red Deer
River ecosystem.

"This river is a resource that belongs to the
entire province, and we should not let a
short-sighted, government-appointed committee
guided by local self-interest, sign away a river's
future health," says Heinz Unger, AWA Board Read More

Public Notice for SmartWood Forest Management Certification Assessment of Alberta Pacific Forest Industries (Al-Pac) FMA

September 17, 2004

In November of this year, the SmartWood Program of the Rainforest Alliance
will conduct a forest management assessment of Alberta Pacific Forest
Industries Inc. (Al-Pac's) forestry management on their Forest Management
Agreement (FMA) area. The assessment will determine if Al-Pac's forest
management and operations can be certified as meeting the requirements of
the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), an independent and widely recognized
forest certification system.

This notice is to invite your comments on Al-Pac's forest management on the
FMA and to provide information about the assessment process. Information on Read More

When the Oilpatch Comes to Your Backyard, 2nd Edition

In November, the Pembina Institute will release the second edition of its popular book, "When the Oilpatch Comes to Your Backyard: A Citizens' Guide". Updated to reflect the many changes in government regulations since its first release in 2001, this comprehensive guide also includes new material, such as quick reference charts, checklists of issues to address before signing an agreement and new sections on coalbed methane.

As with the first edition, the guide offers easy-to-understand information on what to expect at each stage of oil and gas development. It describes ways that potential impacts on the air, land and water can be minimized, outlines the government's legal requirements when constructing wells, pipelines and facilities, and explains the role of various government boards and departments. It offers specific direction on where to find help and who to consult for more information. Read More

CPAWS Caribou Report Released

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society

October 4, 2004

For Immediate Release:

New report marks launch of campaign to protect woodland caribou

A new report by the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) concludes that woodland caribou, a key indicator of a healthy boreal forest, require immediate protection if they are to survive. The report reviews the status of woodland caribou across Canada, and describes a new campaign to protect critical wild areas and to change industrial activities where woodland caribou live. Read More


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