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International pressure mounting to protect Alberta’s Castle wilderness

Clearcut logging threatens Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park

CALGARY — The international conservation community warns that Alberta’s population of grizzly bears is in increasingly dire straits in the Castle wilderness just north of the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. As a result, clear-cut logging slated for the Castle this summer is receiving international scrutiny. Read more about International pressure mounting to protect Alberta’s Castle wilderness

Poll finds huge support for legislating Castle Special Place as Wildland Park & major opposition to logging it

(Lethbridge) Lethbridge and Coaldale residents overwhelmingly oppose logging and support establishment of a Wildland Park in the Castle Special Management Area west of Pincher Creek, according to a recent survey conducted by the Lethbridge College Citizen Society Research Lab.

More than 85 per cent of those surveyed February 12 and 13 oppose the logging plan approved by provincial Sustainable Resource Development last year. Spray Lakes Sawmills of Cochrane plans to clear-cut the area between the Beaver Mines Lake, Lynx Creek and Castle Falls Provincial Recreation Areas and campgrounds starting in June. The logging is technically called block-cut logging. Read more about Poll finds huge support for legislating Castle Special Place as Wildland Park & major opposition to logging it

New findings prompt call that Alberta Government make good on having failed the Castle Special Place

Calgary:  The tools the Alberta Government has used since 1998 to protect the Castle Special Place in the southwest corner of Alberta – a Forest Land Use Zone, the Castle Access Management Plan and “special management” – are now documented in a new study by Global Forest Watch Canada as an utter failure observes the Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition, Sierra Club Canada and Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Southern Alberta Chapter.  Global Forest Watch Canada’s study was released today, complete with photographs on the accumulated density of linear disturbances (roads, seismic lines, truck trails, etc.) that are de facto open to motorized use in the Castle.  It provides one more reason why commercial logging should not go ahead there and gives the scientific evidence for what outdoor enthusiasts and conservation groups alike have been pointing to for years – that the Castle is being degraded and it isn’t managed in a sustainable manner.   Read more about New findings prompt call that Alberta Government make good on having failed the Castle Special Place

Are Boreal Forests Silent or Just Singing a Different Tune?

Jan 26 2011 - 2:00am

with Dr. Erin Bayne

After many years of research, Dr. Bayne has come to some very interesting and informative conclusions about what is happening to birds of the boreal forest here in Alberta.  Hear fascinating details about the lives of these birds, especially how boreal forest development is impacting breeding and survival rates.  Which species are doing well?  Which species need more of our consideration and help?

$5 Adults, $1 Children

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Location

AWA Office
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB

CPAWS answers questions about the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement

Recently, eight conservation groups, including AEN member groups CPAWS and Greenpeace, signed one of the largest conservation agreements in the world with the Canadian forest industry. Aran O'Carroll, who neogtiated on behalf of CPAWS, answers some questions about the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement.

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Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement

Eight conservation groups, including AEN members CPAWS and Greenpeace, and the Canadian forest industry have signed off on one of the largest conservation agreements in the world. The Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement covers 72 million hectares of publically owned forests — an area twice the size of Germany.

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AWA Tuesday Talk: Are Boreal Forests Silent or Just Singing a Different Tune?

Jan 20 2010 - 2:00am

Land use practices may be having an impact on boreal bird communities.

Dr. Erin Bayne will present a photographic overview of the consequences of changing land-use practices in the boreal forest. The implications of these changes for boreal biodiversity will be discussed, with an emphasis on how bird communities are changing and why. Read more about AWA Tuesday Talk: Are Boreal Forests Silent or Just Singing a Different Tune?

Location

Stanely A. Milner (Downtown) Library, Centennial Room
7 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton , AB

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