Alberta Wilderness Association

Event

AWA Tuesday Talk: Hair Snares for Grizzly Bears — Monitoring Bears in Southwestern Alberta

Mar 27 2013 - 1:00am

with Andrea Morehouse

Come learn about the Southwest Alberta Grizzly Bear Monitoring Project, a three year pilot project designed to non-invasively monitor grizzly bears both locally and at ecosystem scales. We will be joined by Andrea Morehouse who will speak about how the project takes advantage of a natural bear behavior—rubbing.

Cost: $5 Adults, $1 Children Read more about AWA Tuesday Talk: Hair Snares for Grizzly Bears — Monitoring Bears in Southwestern Alberta

Location

Hillhurst Room, AWA Office
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB
Event

AWA Tuesday Talk: Muskwa-Kechika - A Planning Success

Mar 6 2013 - 2:00am

with Wayne Sawchuk

Join Wayne Sawchuk, well known conservationist, logger, guide, horseman, photographer, author, wilderness explorer, and motivational speaker as he tells the story of this Northern Rockies wilderness. Decades of adventurous winter and summer work, travel, and expeditions in the wilderness of the Northern Rockies and the Muskwa-Kechika Management Area will unfold in this success story.

Cost: $5 Adults, $1 Children Read more about AWA Tuesday Talk: Muskwa-Kechika - A Planning Success

Location

Hillhurst Room, AWA Office
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB
Media Release

Stop Alberta Energy Leases in Threatened Little Smoky Caribou Range

In violation of Alberta’s 2011 woodland caribou policy that places an immediate priority on maintaining caribou habitat, Alberta Energy plans auctions of new oil and gas leases within the Little Smoky caribou range on February 7, March 7 and April 25, 2013. This herd’s habitat is already 95% disturbed, according to Environment Canada. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) has issued an open letter to Alberta’s Energy Minister urging him to defer these lease sales as a step towards responsible habitat management for this herd at imminent risk of local extinction. Read more about Stop Alberta Energy Leases in Threatened Little Smoky Caribou Range

Event

AWA Tuesday Talk: Finding Fish in Alberta’s Parkland & Boreal Rivers

Feb 13 2013 - 2:00am

Finding Fish in Alberta’s Parkland and Boreal Rivers and What They’re Telling Us

with Dr. Michael Sullivan

Join Dr. Michael Sullivan of Alberta Fish and Wildlife and the University of Alberta as he looks at the state of Alberta fish in our prairie parkland and boreal streams.

Cost: $5 Adults, $1 Children Read more about AWA Tuesday Talk: Finding Fish in Alberta’s Parkland & Boreal Rivers

Location

Hillhurst Room, AWA Office
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB
Event

AWA Tuesday Talk: Greater Sage-grouse Partnership

Jan 30 2013 - 2:00am

with Cliff Wallis, Sean Nichols, and Wonnita Andrus

Join us for the first talk of the New Year as we discuss the critically endangered Greater Sage-grouse in Alberta and what efforts we have underway to protect this unique and incredible prairie bird.  We will be joined by Cliff Wallis who will speak about his experiences with this prairie icon.

$5 Adults, $1 Children Read more about AWA Tuesday Talk: Greater Sage-grouse Partnership

Location

Hillhurst Room, AWA
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB
Event

Winter Solstice Hike - Big Hill Springs

Dec 13 2012 - 7:30pm

Difficulty: Easy-Moderate

Welcome in the winter with a breath of fresh air!

On December 13 we will have a Winter Hike to celebrate the upcoming winter solstice and enjoy the crisp winter air.  Join us in the beautiful Big Hill Springs area East of Cochrane for a hike along the valley bottom that will end with a hot delicious meal around a warm crackling bonfire as we watch the sun set over the sparkling winter landscape.  Read more about Winter Solstice Hike - Big Hill Springs

Location

Big Hill Springs
AB
Media Release

Prairie Grasslands and Species at Risk Protected

Government Sets High Bar for Suffield National Wildlife Area

The seven-group Suffield Coalition today applauded the government’s decision to deny approval of Cenovus' (previously EnCana) proposal to drill 1,275 natural gas wells and construct associated infrastructure in the Suffield National Wildlife Area (NWA). Suffield NWA was established in 2003 to protect endangered native prairie and the many species of animals and plants at risk in the area, including at least 15 federally listed species threatened with extinction. Read more about Prairie Grasslands and Species at Risk Protected

Event

Planning for our Future: Public information and workshop on the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan

Dec 12 2012 - 2:00am

The government has recently started public consultations on the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan . In a relaxed setting, AWA staff and guests will provide information about the plan, work through ways that you can give your feedback & answer your questions one-on-one. This workshop is hands-on and designed to help you quickly and confidently give your feedback during this busy time of year. See you there!

Free of charge. Everyone welcome.

Reservations: Read more about Planning for our Future: Public information and workshop on the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan

Location

Hillhurst Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB

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