Alberta Wilderness Association

EUB Ignores Its Own Rules And Fails Public In Compton Decision

Alberta Wilderness Association

News Release: June 9, 2006

The Alberta Energy Utilities Board's (EUB) decision to deny standing to concerned citizens and to allow Compton Petroleum to continue its development in the Livingstone region disregards its own guidelines and fails to protect the public interest. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) is joining local residents in calling for a "time-out" on development until the non-petroleum values of this important Eastern Slopes region can be fully evaluated. Read more about EUB Ignores Its Own Rules And Fails Public In Compton Decision

Ghost Waiparous Plan May Not Protect Water and Wildlife

Alberta Wilderness Association

News Release: May 19, 2006

The recently released Ghost Waiparous Access Management Plan (GAMP) does not go far enough to protect watersheds and wildlife in our Eastern Slopes. Nor is it a suitable template for access management planning throughout Alberta. AWA believes that management plans must have watershed and wildlife habitat protection as a priority, be based on scientific principles, and have high standards for implementation and measured outcomes. Read more about Ghost Waiparous Plan May Not Protect Water and Wildlife

Albertans Speak Out About Forests: Wildlife Comes First

Alberta Wilderness Association

News Release: May 9, 2006

In a recent survey of forest use in Alberta, Albertans made it clear that managing our forests should be about more than timber and fibre production. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) supports responsible ecosystem-based forest management that does not compromise wildlife and wilderness values, and this survey shows that Albertans share these values.

"The survey highlights a disconnect between how Albertans want to see our forests managed, and how the government is managing them," says Nigel Douglas, AWA Conservation Specialist. "Current forest management focuses almost exclusively on clearcutting the forest. Everything else - wildlife, recreation, clean water - comes a distant second in their management." Read more about Albertans Speak Out About Forests: Wildlife Comes First

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