Alberta Wilderness Association

Event

Gutting the Navigable Waters Protection Act: What it means for our rivers

Mar 6 2009 - 2:00am

Public Event sponsored by Water Matters and Alberta Wilderness Association

Speakers

  • Barry Robinson, Ecojustice Canada
  • Tony Palmer, Canadian Rivers Network

When: Thursday, March 5 at 7:00 pm
Where: 455 12 Street NW Calgary, Alberta
Office of the Alberta Wilderness Association (please park in rear or north of 5th and 12 st NW). For map: http://www.alterawilderness.ca/contact.htm Read more about Gutting the Navigable Waters Protection Act: What it means for our rivers

Media Release

Alberta’s Plan for Parks Veers Off Track

Alberta, Canada — The province's protected area watchdogs strongly support the Alberta Government's resolve to write and implement a new and much-needed parks policy in time for regional land-use planning. However, they are sounding the alarm because the current draft of Alberta's Plan for Parks does a poor job of accommodating what the majority of Albertans say they want for parks. Read more about Alberta’s Plan for Parks Veers Off Track

Event

AWA Talk: When Cougars Meet Humans

Feb 4 2009 - 2:00am

When Cougars Meet Humans: Public Opinion, Rural Development & Conservation

with Aliah Adams Knopff

Can these large carnivores co-exist with people on a human-dominated
landscape? How does the proximity of cougars and humans influence public
opinion and impact wildlife management?

Aliah Adams Knopff works with her husband, Kyle, on the Central East Slopes
Cougar Study in west-central Alberta. She is working toward a master's in
biological science at the U of A. Read more about AWA Talk: When Cougars Meet Humans

Location

Strathcona Branch Public Library
8331 104 Street NW
Edmonton , AB
Event

AWA Talk: Economic Growth, Sacred Cows & the Wall Street Bull

Jan 21 2009 - 2:00am

Economic Growth, Sacred Cows & the Wall Street Bull: Perspectives from Ecological Economics
with Dr. Brian Czech

What is the role of citizens in developing a new economic policy? Join us for a discussion with Dr. Czech (via teleconference) of the trade-off between economic growth and wilderness conservation.

Dr. Brian Czech is President of the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy, a visiting professor at Virginia Tech, and a conservation biologist with the U.S. government. Read more about AWA Talk: Economic Growth, Sacred Cows & the Wall Street Bull

Location

AWA Office
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB
Event

AWA Talk: The Tar Sands - A North American Time Bomb with Andrew Nikiforuk

Nov 11 2008 - 2:00am

Alberta Wilderness Association

Join Andrew for a discussion of his latest book, hot off the press.

Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent will be available for
sale and signing.

Andrew Nikiforuk is a well-known Canadian journalist whose books include
Pandemonium, Saboteurs (a GG Award-winner), and Fourth Horseman. Read more about AWA Talk: The Tar Sands - A North American Time Bomb with Andrew Nikiforuk

Location

AWA Office
455 10 Street NW
Calgary , AB
Story

Environmental Coalition Launches Suffield Video Days before Hearing

Southern Alberta Group for the EnvironmentFederation of Alberta NaturalistsAlberta Wilderness AssociationNature CanadaGrasslands NaturalistsNature Saskatchewan

Calgary (October 2, 2008) - The high-profile hearing for EnCana's application for a large shallow gas project in the Suffield National Wildlife Area (NWA) will begin in Calgary on Monday, October 6. Today the Suffield Coalition - seven conservation groups opposing the application - launched a three-minute videhighlighting EnCana's poor environmental record in the area and pointing tthe danger tSuffield's rare grassland ecosystem. The video, entitled "Suffield National Wildlife Area - Defending a Grassland Treasure," can be viewed on the Alberta Wilderness Association website (www.AlbertaWilderness.ca). Read more about Environmental Coalition Launches Suffield Video Days before Hearing

Event

“In Situ” Oil Sands Extracton: Impacts on Wild Lands and Groundwater

Oct 3 2008 - 1:00am

Alberta Wilderness Association

With Wallace King & Carolyn Campbell

Learn about below-ground oil sands development and the potential for contamination of Canada’s largest groundwater aquifer.

Wallace King is a professional geologist in the oil and gas sector, and geological and environmental advisor to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region One. Carolyn Campbell is a conservation specialist with Alberta Wilderness Association. Read more about “In Situ” Oil Sands Extracton: Impacts on Wild Lands and Groundwater

Location

Strathcona Public Library
8331 104 Street
Edmonton , AB
Story

EnCana’s Ninth Appearance in Court on Wildlife Act Charges

Southern Alberta Group for the EnvironmentFederation of Alberta NaturalistsAlberta Wilderness AssociationNature CanadaGrasslands Naturalists

Calgary (September 18, 2008) – With the hearing into EnCana’s application to drill 1,275 wells in the Suffield National Wildlife Area less than three weeks away, another related scenario continues to unfold. On September 18, EnCana appears in Medicine Hat Court for the ninth time on charges related to installing a section of pipeline in the National Wildlife Area without a permit. EnCana has pled not guilty, and during the September 18 appearance, a trial date is to be set. Read more about EnCana’s Ninth Appearance in Court on Wildlife Act Charges

Story

Oil Sands Industry Blocks New Wetland Protection Rules

For immediate release – September 16, 2008

Alberta Wilderness AssociationPembina InstituteSierra Club of Canada (Prairie Chapter)Southern Alberta Group for the Environment • South Peace Environment Association • Water Matters

A last-minute withdrawal by the oil sands industry from a negotiated agreement on wetlands has prompted calls from environmental groups that the Government of Alberta not give in to oil industry pressure, but rather deliver on overdue rules to protect and conserve wetlands across Alberta.

Two letters to the Alberta government, sent by the oil sands industry after they withdrew their approval for a broadly supported wetland policy, demonstrate the oil sands industry’s overt effort to pressure the Alberta government.

Alberta Wilderness Association, Pembina Institute, Sierra Club of Canada (Prairie Chapter), Southern Alberta Group for the Environment, South Peace Environment Association and Water Matters are calling on the Government of Alberta to proceed swiftly to implement a landmark wetland policy recommended today by the multi-stakeholder Alberta Water Council (AWC). Read more about Oil Sands Industry Blocks New Wetland Protection Rules

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