Alberta Wilderness Association

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“Potatogate” Deal is Dead: Now it is Time to Fix the Real Problem

“Potatogate”, the shady Alberta government deal to sell off 16,000 acres of public land – scarce native grassland and endangered species habitat – has finally been shelved, following an unprecedented public outcry. But while this particular piece of land has received a temporary reprieve, the system which allows for secretive backroom deals to sell off public land, and with no public input, is still very much in place. Read more about “Potatogate” Deal is Dead: Now it is Time to Fix the Real Problem

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Weakened policy risks destroying thousands of hectares of Alberta wetlands

Policy ignores input of advisory group and Albertans

CALGARY, AB - After years of delays, the Alberta government has dismissed the no-net-loss recommendation of its own advisory group and is proposing a complex wetland policy that risks the permanent loss of thousands of hectares of wetlands.

Alberta Environment Minister Rob Renner confirmed the shift today to a group of stakeholders in Calgary. Read more about Weakened policy risks destroying thousands of hectares of Alberta wetlands

Media Release

“Potatogate” Continued: What We Have Here is a Failure to Communicate

There appears to have been a major failure to communicate within Alberta Sustainable Resource Development (AB SRD).  A new report Canadian Biodiversity: Ecosystem Status and Trends 2010 was released by the federal, provincial and territorial governments last week. Read more about “Potatogate” Continued: What We Have Here is a Failure to Communicate

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Wild Lands Advocate October 2010, Vol. 18, No. 5

The latest issue of the Wildlands Advocate is now available from the Alberta Wilderness Association website.

Features

  • The Illusion of Integrity
  • What is Happening With the New Provincial Parks Legislation?
  • Do Mountain Bikes Belong in the Backcountry? Absolutely.
  • A Sordid Affair: Mountain Biking in Canada's National Parks
  • The Willmore: Stronger Management... What's So Evil About World Heritage Status?
  • Potatogate: Turning Endangered Species Habitat into Potato Chips
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Media Release

“Potatogate”: Irreplaceable Public Land to be Sold to Make Potato Chips

In a shocking insult to all Albertans, the provincial government is set to sell off a huge swathe of public land – our land – to a private company, to grow potatoes. Despite the fact that the 16,000-acre parcel of land near Bow Island is valuable native prairie, known to be habitat for a number of endangered species, the sale looks set to go ahead this week with no opportunity for public input. The priceless piece of prairie will be ploughed up to grow potatoes. Read more about “Potatogate”: Irreplaceable Public Land to be Sold to Make Potato Chips

Event

Music for the Wild: Tim Williams with guests Robbie & Will

Nov 7 2010 - 1:30am

AWA is proud to present master guitar player and multi-award winner Tim Williams. Tim's live solo shows are a trip down the river of North American music...blues, ragtime, old-time country with dashes of Mexican and Hawaiian influence, performed on a variety of string instruments. Opening act: Robbie & Will. Robbie Banks and Will Lynch are two of Calgary's hottest young players. Expect highly skilled Celtic, folk and pop tunes with a bit of blues on the side. Read more about Music for the Wild: Tim Williams with guests Robbie & Will

Location

AWA Hillhurst Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB
Event

AWA Tuesday Talk: The Lynx Cycle

Oct 20 2010 - 1:00am

Join Gabriela and Seth Yates in this fascinating glimpse into the life cycle of the lynx.

Join Gabriela and Seth Yates for a fascinating glimpse into the lives of lynx!

Project Lynx is using new radio collar technology and DNA analysis techniques on lynx in the Nordegg area in order to understand their unique 10-year population cycle and their movement patterns.

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Location

Alberta Wilderness Association
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB
Media Release

Alberta for Sale? Premier Asked to Clarify Government’s ‘Prairies to Potatoes’ Position

Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) is asking for the Premier to clarify a statement made to the media by Minister of Sustainable Resource Development (SRD), Mel Knight, about funds generated by the proposed sale of native prairie Public Lands near Bow Island, Alberta. Sale and conversion of this land would destroy vital habitat for a number of endangered species. Read more about Alberta for Sale? Premier Asked to Clarify Government’s ‘Prairies to Potatoes’ Position

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Environmental Groups Name Feds in Filing for Caribou Protection

EDMONTON — Environmental groups took steps today to ramp up pressure on the federal government to protect the province’s precious and declining caribou herds.

Ecojustice, on behalf of the Alberta Wilderness Association and the Pembina Institute, filed an application this morning for a federal judicial review, which asks the court to order Environment Minister Jim Prentice to recommend emergency protections for seven caribou herds in northeastern Alberta. Read more about Environmental Groups Name Feds in Filing for Caribou Protection

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