Alberta Wilderness Association

Event

Climb and Run for Wilderness

Apr 26 2014

On April 26 bring the whole family to join the Alberta Wilderness Association at the Climb and Run for Wilderness. Participants have the chance to climb the 802 stairs of the Calgary Tower, see the murals of the “tallest gallery in the west” and raise money to protect Wild Alberta. Each year almost 2,000 people, from babies in backpacks to 94 years old take part and support Alberta’s wilderness legacy and the conservation and education work that goes into protecting it. Read more about Climb and Run for Wilderness

Location

Calgary Tower
Calgary , AB
Event

Conserving Alberta’s Biodiversity in the Face of Climate Change

Apr 8 2014

with Dr. Rick Schneider

Because of global warming we must re-imagine what the goal of maintaining biodiversity means and how it can be achieved in a world of constant change.  In this presentation Dr. Schneider will summarize recent climate projections for Alberta and describe how ecosystems and species are expected to respond.  He will also provide an overview of new climate-ready conservation objectives and management options for adapting to change. Read more about Conserving Alberta’s Biodiversity in the Face of Climate Change

Location

Jackson Power & Electric Ltd.
9744 60 Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB
Event

AWA Tuesday Talk: Great Divide Trail

Mar 26 2014

Join Dave Hockey and Wayne Marshall of the Great Divide Trail Association, to learn about the Great Divide Trail and get information on how to become a Volunteer Trail Builder this summer! A chance to get involved in clearing trails, designing switchbacks, cutting fallen trees, and blazing paths. The Great Divide Trail Association provides all of the tools and training on a 4-day trail-building excursion in the magnificent Canadian Rocky Mountains!

Cost: $5.00 Read more about AWA Tuesday Talk: Great Divide Trail

Location

AWA Building
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB
Event

Conserving Alberta’s Biodiversity in the Face of Climate Change

Feb 22 2014

with Dr. Rick Schneider

Because of global warming we must re-imagine what the goal of maintaining biodiversity means and how it can be achieved in a world of constant change.  In this presentation Dr. Schneider will summarize recent climate projections for Alberta and describe how ecosystems and species are expected to respond.  He will also provide an overview of new climate-ready conservation objectives and management options for adapting to change. 

Cost: $5.00 Read more about Conserving Alberta’s Biodiversity in the Face of Climate Change

Location

Stanley A. Milner Public Library
7 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton , AB
Media Releases & Op-eds

AWA calls on the Alberta Government to take a stronger conservation stance for the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan

With the comment period soon ending on January 15, 2014, Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) has sent official recommendations to the Alberta government in response to the Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan (SSRP). After extensively reviewing the draft, AWA has serious concerns with the draft and wants significant changes in the final SSRP. Although there are positive strategic directions in the draft indicating a need for a cumulative effects management approach, land use tradeoffs and sufficient headwater and biodiversity protection are largely absent. Read more about AWA calls on the Alberta Government to take a stronger conservation stance for the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan

Media Releases & Op-eds

Emergency Order Essential First Step in Sage-grouse Recovery

Sage-grouse recovery must remain focused on getting habitat right so the birds can recover. Postponing the Emergency Order for the Protection of the Greater Sage-grouse as requested by the City of Medicine Hat and LGX Oil and Gas Inc. would delay recovery and be counterproductive. Read more about Emergency Order Essential First Step in Sage-grouse Recovery

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