Alberta Wilderness Association

Media Release

Federal Government Considers Extra Protection for Grizzlies

Conservation Groups Point out Benefits of Proposed Protection

The federal government is considering an extra layer of legal protection for the country’s grizzly bears, a move supported by three Alberta-based conservation groups, including AWA.

In 2012, Canada’s Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife (COSEWIC) recommended, for the second time in a decade, that Canada’s grizzly population be designated as “Species of Special Concern” under the Species at Risk Act (SARA). Canadians have the opportunity to comment on this proposal until October 4th, 2013. Read more about Federal Government Considers Extra Protection for Grizzlies

Media Release

Conservation groups cautiously optimistic about Greater sage-grouse announcement

EDMONTON – Conservation groups welcome the federal government’s announcement that it intends to introduce an emergency protection order for Canada’s endangered Greater sage-grouse, but they also caution that the devil will be in the details.  Read more about Conservation groups cautiously optimistic about Greater sage-grouse announcement

Media Release

South Saskatchewan Plan Delaying Conservation

Sensitive Milk River Ridge Grasslands Open to Oil Exploration

Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) has learned that sensitive rough fescue and mixed grasslands on the Milk River Ridge are being opened up to exploration activity in the Alberta Bakken oil play. At the same time, efforts to secure legal designation for these lands are being delayed until the Government of Alberta releases its South Saskatchewan Region Plan (SSRP). Read more about South Saskatchewan Plan Delaying Conservation

Event

Wild West Gala

Sep 21 2013 (All day)

A Celebration of Wild Spaces and Wildlife in Alberta

2013-09-20 Wild West Gala

The 25th Annual Wild West Gala is a celebration of Alberta’s Wild spaces and Wildlife. It is a tradition of friends, colleagues, members and supporters enjoying a great meal and an evening filled with entertainment, conversation, auctions and plain good fun. Tickets are $110.00 for members and $125.00 for non-members. This event is a fundraiser for the Alberta Wilderness Association and is totally dependent on volunteers and sponsors from the Calgary area to present an evening to remember. Read more about Wild West Gala

Location

Red and White Club (North end of McMahon Stadium)
Calgary , AB
Event

Edmonton Solstice Swing

Jun 23 2013 (All day)

A Celebration of Wildlife and Wild Spaces in Alberta

AWA invites all Edmonton members, prospective members, friends and supporters to join us at the Muttart Conservatory to mark the summer solstice. There will be entertainment, education, good friends, great food and more!

We look forward to seeing you at this great night out.

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Location

Muttart Conservatory
9626 96A Street
Edmonton , AB
Media Release

Alberta Again Violates Caribou Policies With Today's Energy Leasing

“Alberta Energy promotes caribou habitat disturbance by selling leases that drive new well sites, ignoring technology options to reduce existing footprint,” says Carolyn Campbell, AWA conservation specialist.  “In the Little Smoky range with over 95% disturbance, the government wages war on wolves and moose while encouraging more industry footprint that drives caribou population declines.” Read more about Alberta Again Violates Caribou Policies With Today's Energy Leasing

Event

AWA Tuesday Talk - Bat Conservation: White-nose Syndrome and Wind Turbines

May 15 2013 - 1:00am

with Dr. R​obert Barclay

It's a tough time to be a bat!  Come learn about two conservation issues that are posing serious challenges for bat populations: White-nose syndrome and wind turbines.  We will be joined by Dr. Robert Barclay who will discuss the consequences of these two factors on Alberta species and ecosystems.

$5 Adults, $1 Children Read more about AWA Tuesday Talk - Bat Conservation: White-nose Syndrome and Wind Turbines

Location

Hillhurst Room
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB
Event

Climb & Run for Wilderness

Apr 20 2013 - 6:00am

Celebrate Wild Alberta this Earth Day

Celebrate Wild Alberta this year at the Calgary Tower and the Best Earth Day Event in the West: The Alberta Wilderness Association’s 22nd Annual Climb & Run for Wilderness on April 20. People from babies in backpacks to 96 years old will be reaching new heights in support of Alberta’s wilderness legacy.

Events start at 8 a.m. and include: Read more about Climb & Run for Wilderness

Location

Calgary Tower
101 9 Ave SW
Calgary , AB

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