Wetlands

Pembina reacts to CNRL’s application to resume oilsands operations while bitumen continues to leak near Cold Lake, Alberta

Erin Flanagan, Analyst at the Pembina Institute, made the following comments today in response to Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.’s (CNRL) application to resume steaming operations near areas experiencing on-going bitumen-emulsion releases:

“CNRL should not be allowed to increase high pressure cyclic steam stimulation (HPCSS) in proximity to the areas impacted by blowouts in 2013 until the Alberta Energy Regulator investigation is complete, the results have been made public and interested parties have had an opportunity to comment on recommendations arising from the investigation. It is premature to debate additional production until this report is complete and has been subject to public review.

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Volunteer Opportunity: An Absence of Absinthe

Sep 13 2012 - 3:30pm to 9:30pm

The Nature Conservancy has a few exciting volunteer opportunities coming up and we want to get the word out!

Absinthe wormwood is an extremely aggressive invasive species in Canada and establishes in pastures and ranges which can have significant impacts on the quality of forage for wildlife. Join us for a day in the field as we work to remove absinthe wormwood from the Collins property- a 155 acre piece of land that is a key piece in NCC's growing network of protected wetlands in the area. Once we’ve tackled the wormwood, we’ll have the chance to explore and learn about the area with an interpretive nature walk. Read more about Volunteer Opportunity: An Absence of Absinthe

Location

Nearest town: Elnora , AB

Alberta Wetlands: From Classification to Policy

Jun 5 2012 - 3:00pm to 10:00pm

A ​Pre-Conference Workshop at the CWRA Conference June 5 - 8, 2012 

Wetlands are some of the most productive and important ecosystems in the world. Overall, they are very complex and require years of study to grasp the value and importance of the services they offer as well as their function. 

With the increasing rates of industrial and residential development occurring adjacent to wetlands across the country, many people making decisions regarding the fate of these ecosystems do not have the time, or the resources to gain this level of knowledge. Read more about Alberta Wetlands: From Classification to Policy

Location

The Banff Centre
Banff , AB

Slow Down Oil Sands to Save Wetlands, Scientist Says

As development continues to destroy wetlands crucial to Alberta’s water security and climate regulation, a new research paper by a University of Alberta ecologist, Dr. Lee Foote, concludes that the government should negotiate mineable oil sands development limits. The paper cites doubtful reclamation success for the extensive peat wetlands central to that landscape. The Alberta Wilderness Association and Water Matters call on Alberta’s political party leaders to commit to meaningful wetland conservation measures including protection of boreal wetlands. Read more about Slow Down Oil Sands to Save Wetlands, Scientist Says

Urban Lakes & Wetlands Workshop

Sep 30 2011 - 6:00am to Oct 1 2011 - 6:00am

Earlybird registration deadline is August 31, 2011

18th Annual ALMS Workshop

Urban lakes are unique, and as such pose unique management issues. The focus of the 2011 ALMS workshop will be on management of the quality and quantity of water within urban lakes and wetlands, other than storm water treatment ponds, and land uses that will impact or affect these lakes and wetlands.   

Highlights include: Read more about Urban Lakes & Wetlands Workshop

Location

Chestermere Community Centre Chestermere , AB

Call for Delegates: Director & Alternate, Alberta Water Council

Initiative: 
Board of Directors
Position: 
Director & Alternate
Application Deadline: 
16 Sep 2011

The Alberta Water Council (AWC) has been tasked with tracking implementation of the Alberta Water for Life strategy, a province-wide approach to the protection of watersheds in Alberta. Read more about Call for Delegates: Director & Alternate, Alberta Water Council

Conservation Volunteers: Unravelling the Wire

Aug 13 2011 - 3:30pm to 9:30pm

Join NCC and Edmonton and Area Land Trust as we tear-down and roll-up a woven fence inhibiting wildlife movement amongst the patchwork of wetlands in the Cooking Lake Moraine. You can help us improve the connectivity of this area all in a days work! For more information and to register for events, go to www.conservationvolunteers.ca. Read more about Conservation Volunteers: Unravelling the Wire

Location

Hicks Property - Cooking Lake Moraine Natural Area
near
Tofield , AB

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