Forests

Alberta Forests Deserve More than the Forests Amendment Act

Last week, without any public consultation, the Alberta government proposed changes to the Forests Act. The amendments include a preamble that mentions forest ecological values and climate change, followed by revisions to facilitate forest commercial interests. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) believes the proposed Forests Act changes miss the opportunity for needed reforms to support forest ecosystems and transparent, inclusive forest management. Read more about Alberta Forests Deserve More than the Forests Amendment Act

Learning to Speak Lichen: Lichen Walk n’ Talk About Air Quality & Climate

Aug 22 2020 - 9:30am to 11:00am

Join us to learn about your lichen neighbours, and how to translate what they’re telling us about our urban environment. Not sure what a lichen is? Come and find out! We’ll introduce you to a few of your common (and uncommon) lichen neighbours, and discuss why we think listening to urban lichens is important.

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Location

Edmonton , AB

Lichens as Biomonitors for Urban Air Quality & Climate

Aug 20 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Find out what using lichens as biomonitors for the climate and air pollution is all about. 

Lichens, a symbiotic partnership between algae and fungi, are excellent (and inexpensive!) biomonitors for telling us about climate change and pollution - and Edmonton is ripe to start using them. 

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Urban Trees: Improving Air Quality in Our Neighbourhoods

Jul 28 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Join the Tomorrow Foundation (virtually) for Urban Trees: Improving Air Quality in Our Neighbourhoods.

What role do urban trees play in removing air pollution from our neighbourhoods? Anyone interested in air quality, neighbourhoods, planning or urban environments is encouraged to attend this event. Read more about Urban Trees: Improving Air Quality in Our Neighbourhoods

New forest certification standard promises better protection for woodland caribou

Today, the Forest Stewardship Council of Canada (FSC Canada) released a new FSC Standard that will guide Canada’s forestry sector. FSC Canada aims to incorporate sustainability into responsible forest management. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) congratulates FSC for developing a progressive national standard that incorporates conservation measures for species at risk, including a habitat indicator for endangered woodland caribou. Read more about New forest certification standard promises better protection for woodland caribou

Caribou Habitat Protection Crucial for Cease Fire in War on Wildlife

Caribou scientists published findings today indicating that an intense war on wildlife can increase endangered Alberta and BC woodland caribou populations. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) is concerned that these findings could be misused by industry and government decision makers to prolong unsustainable forest exploitation while endlessly harming wildlife species. Read more about Caribou Habitat Protection Crucial for Cease Fire in War on Wildlife

Fire Storm: How Wildfire will Shape our Future

Nov 20 2018 - 7:00pm

Please join us at 7pm on Tuesday November 20 at the University of Alberta to hear the acclaimed writer Ed Struzik talk about his latest book “Firestorm: How Wildfire will Shape our Future.” Ed, who also is a Fellow of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy at Queen’s University and a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Arctic Resources Committee, will outline why he believes a radically different approach to managing wildfire is needed in this era of global warming. Read more about Fire Storm: How Wildfire will Shape our Future

Location

Room BUS 2-9
Business Building, University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB

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

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Location

AWA Hillhurst Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB

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