Alberta Wilderness Association

Climb for Wilderness

Apr 22 2017 - 2:30pm to 6:00pm

The Climb for Wilderness is a signature event. For the past 25 years, it has been held annually at the Calgary Tower – in 2017, it will be held at the iconic Bow Building! Our goal is to increase public awareness of wilderness, wildlife and wild water in Alberta. The Climb for Wilderness provides learning opportunities and the challenges to climb all 1188 stairs and raise funds for Alberta Wilderness Association. The event is known as the best Earth Day event in western Canada and attracts more than 1000 individual participants and 150 volunteers annually. Read more about Climb for Wilderness

Location

The Bow Skyscraper
510 Centre Street SW
Calgary , AB

Protected Areas over Paddocks for Alberta’s Endangered Caribou

On December 17, the Alberta government issued a request to build a fenced compound in the west central Little Smoky woodland caribou range, for captive female caribou to have calves. These calves will be released as yearlings into habitat that is becoming even more degraded by new energy-related disturbances and by logging. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) believes that the Alberta government must act swiftly on its promises to apply strict operating limits on new surface disturbance in caribou ranges, and to establish extensive northwest Alberta protected areas, instead of relying on artificial predator controls. Read more about Protected Areas over Paddocks for Alberta’s Endangered Caribou

AWA Calgary Talk: Public Lands – Enforcing the Law

Nov 30 2016 - 2:00am

AWA Speaker Series
with Wayne Howse

Corporal Howse will recount years of experience throughout Alberta and the Yukon Territories enforcing public lands law. He has seen a wide range of  lawless behaviour which poses threats both to public safety and the environment. An excellent opportunity to learn about major challenges and opportunities to protect our public lands for future generations. Read more about AWA Calgary Talk: Public Lands – Enforcing the Law

Location

AWA Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB

Annual Martha Kostuch Wilderness and Wildlife Trust Fund Lecture: The Will of the Willmore

Nov 19 2016 - 1:00am

The Will of the Willmore – Wild and free, the legacy is ours to defend

 

A Wilderness Defenders Award will be presented to Ray Rasmussen

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Location

AWA Hillhurst Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB

Federal Environmental Assessment Reform Workshop

Nov 10 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

with Arlene Kwasniak, Professor Emerita, Law, University of Calgary

An AWA Workshop to review the evolution and devolution of federal EA law and policy, and discuss law reform themes and opportunities. The objectives of the Workshop are to inform, learn from each other, and prepare participants who will engage in the federal review process. As a campaign promise, Prime Minister Trudeau pledged to review Canada’s environmental assessment process. To that end the federal government has appointed an Expert Panel to travel through Canada and garner public and stakeholder views on the current federal EA , as well as what changes could occur. The Expert Panel will be in Calgary November 21-23 and is open to public participation. Read more about Federal Environmental Assessment Reform Workshop

Location

AWA Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB

Castle Forests in Peril; Restoration Required

 

Global Forest Watch Canada’s (GFWC) newly released study indicates that the remaining intact forests in the proposed Castle Provincial Park have been significantly reduced.  Between 2000 and 2015, 76% of the forests became disturbed landscapes and are no longer secure habitat and watersheds. Read more about Castle Forests in Peril; Restoration Required

AWA Talk: Time for Radical Change – Advocacy to Make the Impossible Possible

Sep 14 2016 - 1:00am

With Dr. Joe Vipond

Learn about the Alberta Coal-Phase Out Campaign and its success. The multi-pronged campaign created a shift in thinking among policy makers, and included health groups, conservation and social justice groups. Will this campaign model ways for conservation to lead the conversation?

  • Talk starts at 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
  • Tickets: $5.00
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Location

AWA Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB

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