Alberta Wilderness Association

Media Release

Environment groups ask Federal Court to force minister’s hand on caribou protection

EDMONTON — Environment Minister Peter Kent’s failure to reconsider emergency protection for woodland caribou in northeastern Alberta has prompted environmental groups to ask for the Federal Court’s help.

Six months ago, the Court called Minister Kent’s decision not to recommend emergency protection for woodland caribou “out of the blue,” and ruled that it ignored scientific evidence and must be set aside. The Minister was instructed to reconsider the government’s position, but has yet to show any signs of activity on the file.

Ecojustice, on behalf of the Pembina Institute and Alberta Wilderness Association, has asked the Court to amend its ruling to include a deadline to force a response from the Minister. Read more about Environment groups ask Federal Court to force minister’s hand on caribou protection

Event

Film Screening: White Water | Black Gold

Feb 12 2012 - 2:00am

Canada is now the #1 supplier of oil to the United States. Most of that oil comes from the tar sands in Alberta, processed by an industry with an insatiable thirst for water. Following the journey taken by a drop of water from Mount Snow Dome in the Columbia Icefield to Lake Athabasca, and exploring what happens to it along the way, filmmaker David Lavallee asks: “Are the powers that be turning the truth into a liquid that slides through your fingers?” Read more about Film Screening: White Water | Black Gold

Location

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

AWA Talk— A Million Steps to Make a Mile: The Life of the Pronghorn on the Prairies

Jan 27 2012 - 2:00am

with Paul Jones

Come learn why this prairie icon is so unique and adaptable to the harsh northern climate.  Learn about its basic ecology, habitat selection and movement patterns across the Northern Sagebrush Steppe.

Please note this is a Thursday talk, not on Tuesday as usual.

$5 Adults, $1 Children Read more about AWA Talk— A Million Steps to Make a Mile: The Life of the Pronghorn on the Prairies

Location

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

Livingstone Landscape Wins Reprieve from Transmission Lines

In a highly significant decision, the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) yesterday refused permission to Altalink Management Ltd. to build a new transmission line in the pristine landscape of southwestern Alberta’s Livingstone Range. Read more about Livingstone Landscape Wins Reprieve from Transmission Lines

Media Release

Habitat focus needed for Alberta's caribou

Parks Canada’s newly-announced Southern Mountain Caribou Conservation Strategy, including a captive breeding and reintroduction program, will fail in Alberta without a stronger focus on habitat protection and restoration. Alberta Wilderness Association calls on federal and provincial governments to deal with the root cause of Alberta’s plummeting caribou populations: habitat destruction by human disturbance. Read more about Habitat focus needed for Alberta's caribou

Media Release

Last chance for Canada's most endangered species?

Environmental groups petition Minister Kent for emergency sage-grouse protection

Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) and a coalition of environmental groups are calling on federal Environment Minister Peter Kent to urgently take the steps necessary to prevent the imminent extinction of the greater sage-grouse in Canada. Read more about Last chance for Canada's most endangered species?

Media Release

Federal government must prevent extinction of sage-grouse in Canada

VANCOUVER — An international coalition of environmental groups is calling on the federal environment minister to take Canada’s endangered Greater sage-grouse under his wing with an emergency protection order.

Ecojustice submitted a petition today on behalf of 12 groups demanding that Environment Minister Peter Kent use a provision in the federal Species at Risk Act (SARA) to protect Canada’s few remaining sage-grouse, found only in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Read more about Federal government must prevent extinction of sage-grouse in Canada

Event

Music for the Wild: Tragically Hick with guest Berna-Dean Holland

Dec 11 2011 - 2:30am

Returning to the Music for the Wild after a spectacular performance in 2009, The Tragically Hick are a hot bluegrass group that also plays a wide variety of folk, country and pop music.

See http://www.tragicallyhick.com/ for more information about The Tragically Hick.

Opening act: Berna-Dean Holland is a singer-songwriter and artist whose work relfects a deep appreciation of our land and whose tunes are full of joy, wonder and a cool groove. Read more about Music for the Wild: Tragically Hick with guest Berna-Dean Holland

Location

AWA Hillhurst Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB

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