Alberta Wilderness Association

OHVs and the Castle Parks – Are They In or Out?

That’s the crucial conservation question left begging in a newly-released document on what Alberta Environment and Parks expects in a draft management plan for the Castle Parks. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) and the Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition (CCWC) would like the Minister to answer the question definitively and commit unequivocally to the management plan’s vision: “Conservation of nature will be the primary, overriding objective of both parks.” Read more about OHVs and the Castle Parks – Are They In or Out?

Crackdown on Destruction of Public Lands

A recent  Order in Council will allow enforcement officials to issue violation tickets under the Public Lands Administration Regulation. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) appreciates measures which provide officials with enforcement capabilities to protect our public lands. Read more about Crackdown on Destruction of Public Lands

Gravel Mining Puts Water at Risk

Alberta’s gravel mining policy significantly erodes environmental protection by allowing gravel mining to occur in the 1:100 year floodplain of rivers. Documents obtained by private citizens in a Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) request reveal that Alberta’s internal sand and gravel mining policy was developed and approved in 2011 in a secretive process that ignored expert scientific advice and excluded the public. Read more about Gravel Mining Puts Water at Risk

Positive Alberta Fisheries Recovery Actions

On the eve of the 2016 sportfishing season, the Alberta government will put in place a 5 year ‘recovery rest period’ in the upper Pembina River that will combine no-fishing and habitat restoration measures. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) commends the Alberta government on this important step to protect a high risk Arctic grayling population. Read more about Positive Alberta Fisheries Recovery Actions

25th Annual Climb and Run for Wilderness

Apr 23 2016 - 6:00am

C4W 2016 LogoFrom the Climb for Wilderness website:

Registrations are now open!

Please join us at the Calgary Tower on Saturday April 23, 2016 for solidarity, exercise, environmental protection and fun! as we look back on the Climb for Wilderness’ amazing 25 year legacy helping raise awareness and money for the defence of Alberta’s wilderness.

We’re really looking forward to seeing you there!

What a year it was!

The world was full of optimism; communism had just fallen in the Soviet Union along with apartheid in South Africa. In solidarity with 176 other countries at the Rio Summit in Brazil, Canada signed the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, intended to guide the world in future sustainable development. Read more about 25th Annual Climb and Run for Wilderness

Location

Calgary Tower
101 9 Avenue SW
Calgary , AB

AWA Edmonton Talk: Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania — ‘Off the Beaten Track’ African Parks

Mar 17 2016 - 1:00am

From a naturalist’s perspective, join Bill Reynolds to get up close with elephant families in the Zambezi rainforest, with hippos in the Selous reserve, with antelopes and hornbills among the baobabs of Ruaha, with the colobus monkeys of Udzungwa mountains and so many more denizens of deep, dark Africa!

  • Talk starts at 7:00PM (doors open at 6:30PM)
  • Donations accepted at the door
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Location

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

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