Alberta Wilderness Association

Event

AWA Edmonton Talk—Mount St. Helens: The Power of Nature

Jan 14 2016

Wilderness Around the World Speaker Series
Sponsored by the Wildbird General Store & Jackson Power

with Dr. Evelyn Merrill

Cost: Donations accepted at the door
Time: Talk starts at 7:00 PM (Doors open at 6:30pm)

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Location

Jackson Power & Electric Ltd.
9744 60 Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB
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AWA Edmonton Talk—India: Mountains and Tigers …(Oh my!)

Dec 10 2015

Wilderness Around the World Speaker Series
Sponsored by the Wildbird General Store & Jackson Power

with David Hobson

Join David as he takes you on a trip to the high altitudes and Tibetan Buddhist region of Ladahk in northern India including the high salt lake of Pangong Tso on the Tibetan border, home of the wild Tibetan Ass. He will also take you on a trek along the Markha River in the Hemis High Altitude National Park where blue sheep or Bharal forage along the dry desert slopes, where Himalayan Marmots and Pikas whistle warnings and people live a life not much changed over the last thousand years. Finally a visit to Jim Corbett National Park and Tiger Reserve along the southern foothills of the Himalaya where herds of wild Asian Elephants still wander and tigers hunt Chital Deer. 

Cost: Donations accepted at the door
Time: Talk starts at 7:00 PM (Doors open at 6:30pm)

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Location

Jackson Power Electric Ltd.
9744 60 Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB
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AWA Edmonton Talk—Cameroon: An Evaluation of its Biodiversity

Nov 5 2015

Wilderness Around the World Speaker Series
Sponsored by the Wildbird General Store & Jackson Power

Dr. David Simbo will lead you through the wilds of Cameroon and explore the country’s amazing diversity of plants and animals!

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Location

Jackson Power & Electric Ltd.
9744 60 Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB
Story

AWA Submission on Castle Provincial Park and Wildland Provincial Park Management Planning

In response to the Government of Alberta's announcement of enhanced protection for the Castle area, and Alberta Parks' subsequent call for comments , the Alberta Wilderness Association has posted their submssion:

We know that truly protecting the Castle as a keystone piece of Alberta’s biodiversity mosaic requires comprehensive management plans and regulatory enforcement. AWA is seriously concerned that with the initial information we have from Alberta Environment and Parks, the designation exemplifies when a park is not a park.The protection outlined in early September is more symbolic than substantive.

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Media Releases & Op-eds

Broad-based group of Canadians demands a stop to commercialization of Canada's national parks

BANFF, AB —Today a diverse group of Canadians with a deep concern for the well-being of our national parks gathered in Banff to call for an end to inappropriate commercialization of Canada’s national parks.

Recent commercial projects in Banff and Jasper National Parks have privatized public spaces and threatened the very framework that controls development in our parks. Read more about Broad-based group of Canadians demands a stop to commercialization of Canada's national parks

Event

Autumn Splendor: An AWA Celebration in the Snow Valley

Oct 25 2015

From the AWA website:

Join us for a Fabulous Chicken Bar-be-que in the Fall Coloured Snow Valley to Celebrate AWA’s 50th Anniversary!

There will be Food, Entertainment, Mingling, Updates from AWA Board Members, Auction and Raffle Fun!

Come Celebrate with New Friends and Old!

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Location

Snow Valley Ski Club (13204 45 Avenue NW)
Edmonton , AB
Event

Wild West Gala: A Celebration of Wildlife and Wild Spaces in Alberta

Sep 26 2015

From the AWA website:

The 27th annual Wild West Gala is a celebration of AWA’s 50th anniversary. This is the best foot-stompin’, fun-lovin’ great-eats-and-fine-wine evening of the season. There’s plenty to celebrate after 50 years of conservation and it is a great time to meet new friends and old.

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Location

Red and White Club (1833 Crowchild Trail NW)
Calgary , AB
Media Releases & Op-eds

New Protected Area to Protect Water, Create Jobs

Blairmore, Alberta. Albertans today are celebrating the long-awaited creation of two new protected areas in Alberta. After more than 40 years of pressure from local business, advocates and community members, the remainder of the Castle Special Place has been protected as a Provincial Park and Wildland Provincial Park, completing the protection of ~1000 km2 region. Read more about New Protected Area to Protect Water, Create Jobs

Event

21st Century Energy—Transitioning to Clean Energy, Alberta's Opportunity

Sep 9 2015

Doors open at 6:30 pm. Speakers and Dialogue from 7-8:30 pm. 

What might the United States teach Albertans about the ramping up to healthier and climate protective energy? How quickly can coal be phased out and how can Albertans help the energy transition?  Read more about 21st Century Energy—Transitioning to Clean Energy, Alberta's Opportunity

Location

CN Theatre (5-142)
MacEwan University City Centre Campus (105 Street Building)
Edmonton , AB
Media Releases & Op-eds

End in Sight for Energy Leasing in Alberta Caribou Ranges?

Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) has found that no new energy rights within Alberta caribou ranges are scheduled for future sales. Two in-range licences covering 24 km2, which had been posted for the August 19 rights auction, have since been withdrawn by Alberta Energy. AWA recognizes the importance of these lease sale withdrawals and urges the Alberta government to defer all new energy leasing within caribou ranges, until strong habitat-recovery range plans are in place to ensure survival of Alberta’s endangered caribou. Read more about End in Sight for Energy Leasing in Alberta Caribou Ranges?

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