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. View our current member groups.

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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. 

Public Lecture: Prairie Crossing Conservation Community

Legacy Lands Conservation and the Department of Renewable Resources at the University of Alberta are pleased to present a free public lecture:

Prairie Crossing (www.prairiecrossing.com) is an
internationally recognized conservation community located outside of Chicago,
Illinois. Over 60 percent of this 677-acre site is protected open land that
is actively used by people and wildlife. This includes more than 165 acres of
restored prairies, 20 acres of restored wetlands, 16 acres of historic
hedgerows, a working certified organic farm, 359 single family homes, 36
condominiums, 10 miles of trails, and a lake for swimming and boating.

Prairie Crossing has been nationally recognized in the press as one of the
nation's leading conservation communities and for its innovations in planning
and community design. These reviews by third party experts include dozens of
articles and editorials in periodicals such as The New York Times, The Wall
Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, Crain's Chicago Business, The Daily
Herald, Landscape Architecture, and The National Geographic. The Prairie
Crossing houses and native landscaping have been featured in Country Living,
Midwest Living, and Better Homes and Garden's Perennials. Prairie Crossing
has also received repeated coverage on National Public Radio and on numerous
television stations including WTTW Public Television and CNN. Read more about Public Lecture: Prairie Crossing Conservation Community

Cypress Wind Farm Not Green Use of Environmentally Significant Public Land

Alberta Wilderness

A wind farm is being proposed next to Cypress Hills Provincial Park on
environmentally sensitive native prairie. The Alberta Wilderness Association
(AWA) is generally supportive of renewable energy developments as
alternatives to fossil fuel production; however, they must be subject to
rigorous environmental assessment and public involvement and they must not
damage environmentally sensitive lands, especially those in public ownership.
Locating wind farms on internationally significant grasslands in the Cypress
Hills does not represent sustainable green energy production. Read more about Cypress Wind Farm Not Green Use of Environmentally Significant Public Land

Draft Ambient Air Quality Objective for Carbon Disulphide Posted for Comment

Ambient Air Quality Objectives are developed under section 14(1) of the
Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA).

Alberta Environment has posted the draft ambient air quality objective for
carbon disulphide for public consultation for 60 days. Comments, questions or
suggestions regarding the content of these ambient air quality objectives can
be emailed or forwarded to:

Environmental Policy Branch
Alberta Environment
4th Floor, Oxbridge Place
9820 106 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2J6
[email protected]

The proposed objective can be downloaded from: Read more about Draft Ambient Air Quality Objective for Carbon Disulphide Posted for Comment

Conservationists Expect Improved Support and Action For Caribou

Alberta Wilderness

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Edmonton Chapter

News Release: February 9, 2005

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Edmonton Chapter (CPAWS) and
Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) are becoming increasingly alarmed about
the future of caribou in Alberta. Lack of policy and commitment from
government and industry continues to jeopardize these endangered animals and
their habitat.

"There is a complete failure to address and manage industrial activity
within caribou ranges," says Lara Smandych, AWA Conservation Biologist. "The
decline of caribou in Alberta indicates that resource management is not
sustainable. If caribou are in trouble, it is likely other species are also
at risk. Immediate action is needed to improve their situation." Read more about Conservationists Expect Improved Support and Action For Caribou

Suncor Needs To Know Your Concerns About Alberta's Little Smoky Caribou

Alberta Wilderness

Action Alert: February 8, 2005

The remaining 80 individual caribou of the Little Smoky herd are being
threatened by industrial development. Despite the numerous requests made by
Environmental Non-government Organizations (ENGO) groups to Suncor and
ConocoPhillips to re-route their pipeline and defer activity within the home
range of the herd, pipeline construction is well underway, putting these
animals at risk. Your letters of concern are greatly needed to protect the
Little Smoky caribou herd from this industrial development. Read more about Suncor Needs To Know Your Concerns About Alberta's Little Smoky Caribou

Alberta Government Fails Our Grizzly Bears Again

Alberta Wilderness

News Release: February 2, 2005

The Alberta government yesterday announced that it will go ahead with this
year's spring grizzly bear hunt, despite overwhelming scientific evidence
that Alberta's grizzlies are in serious trouble. Alberta Wilderness
Association (AWA) is one of a number of environmental organisations in
agreement with government scientists and committees who have consistently
recommended suspending the hunt.

"Scientists now agree that Alberta's grizzly bear population stands at
less than 700 bears," says AWA Conservation Specialist, Nigel Douglas. "The
government's own Grizzly Bear Recovery Team has called for a postponement to
the hunt. Its Endangered Species Conservation Committee has recommended
listing the grizzly as a "threatened" species which would lead to an
automatic suspension of the hunt. To continue to kill threatened grizzly
bears is obtuse in the extreme." Read more about Alberta Government Fails Our Grizzly Bears Again


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