Alberta Wilderness Association

Media Release

Alberta Peace River Dam Project Cancelled By TransAlta

On January 16, TransAlta Corporation withdrew its application to the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) for a 9 year extension of the approved construction date of its Dunvegan Hydroelectric Project, citing substantial information requests from stakeholders, a potentially long and costly hearing process, and unfavourable project economics. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) welcomes the withdrawal of the 100 MW hydro power project as positive news for local residents and the Peace’s aquatic and river valley ecosystem. Read more about Alberta Peace River Dam Project Cancelled By TransAlta

Event

AWA Edmonton Munch & Mingle

Jan 31 2015 - 2:00am to 4:00am

An informal evening to get together with old friends and meet new ones, a chance to find out what AWA is busy working on, and what’s ahead in the coming year. Board members and staff will provide a short update on our programs and initiatives.

Tickets: FREE (Please RSVP to 1-866-313-0713 or register online to let us know you are coming) Read more about AWA Edmonton Munch & Mingle

Location

Wild Earth Cafe
14238 85 Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB
Event

AWA Edmonton Talk: Namibia – Wilderness Between Two Deserts

Jan 23 2015 - 2:00am

Wilderness Around the World Speaker Series Presents…

NAMIBIA: Wilderness Between Two Deserts
by Lu Carbyn

Namibia, about a third larger in size than Alberta, is sparsely populated with people. It’s natural history, scenery, unique fauna and flora is unparalleled anywhere else in the world. Lu Carbyn was born there and will take you on a safari tour that will show you the many dimensions of a fascinating world. Read more about AWA Edmonton Talk: Namibia – Wilderness Between Two Deserts

Location

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

Logging Threatens Caribou and Other Sensitive Species in Iconic Wilderness Park, Highlights Need for Willmore Management Plan

Approved and proposed logging operations immediately outside the boundary of the Willmore Wilderness Provincial Park will place  unacceptable pressure on endangered and sensitive wildlife within the park. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) calls on the Alberta government to halt logging in endangered west central caribou ranges and implement a long overdue comprehensive management plan for Willmore. Read more about Logging Threatens Caribou and Other Sensitive Species in Iconic Wilderness Park, Highlights Need for Willmore Management Plan

Media Release

Obed Mine Spill One Year Later: Groups Call for Charges to be Laid, Impacts Disclosed

It has been a year since the Obed Mountain Coal Mine disaster. The mine was owned at the time by Sherritt International but has since been purchased by Westmoreland Coal Company. The breach of a containment pond spilled 670 million litres of toxic tailings into the Athabasca River and its tributaries. Five weeks later this plume of contaminated water had worked its way through the Peace Athabasca Delta and into the North West Territories. Read more about Obed Mine Spill One Year Later: Groups Call for Charges to be Laid, Impacts Disclosed

Story

Wild Lands Advocate December 2014, Vol. 22, No. 6

2014-12-00 Vol. 22 No. 6 Wild Lands Advocate

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

Features

  • The Anthropocene Has Arrived
  • Shifting Ecosystems Require Shifting Priorities: Report addresses biodiversity management challenges in the face of climate change
  • Naomi Klein in Calgary
  • Climate Change: And the Surveys Say?
  • A Closer Look at Bow Basin Flood Mitigation Proposals
  • Focus: Alberta's Species-at-risk
  • Conservation Corner: When Winter Changes
Read more about Wild Lands Advocate December 2014, Vol. 22, No. 6>
Event

Climb and Run for Wilderness

Apr 26 2014 - 6:00am

On April 26 bring the whole family to join the Alberta Wilderness Association at the Climb and Run for Wilderness. Participants have the chance to climb the 802 stairs of the Calgary Tower, see the murals of the “tallest gallery in the west” and raise money to protect Wild Alberta. Each year almost 2,000 people, from babies in backpacks to 94 years old take part and support Alberta’s wilderness legacy and the conservation and education work that goes into protecting it. Read more about Climb and Run for Wilderness

Location

Calgary Tower
Calgary , AB
Event

Conserving Alberta’s Biodiversity in the Face of Climate Change

Apr 8 2014 - 1:00am

with Dr. Rick Schneider

Because of global warming we must re-imagine what the goal of maintaining biodiversity means and how it can be achieved in a world of constant change.  In this presentation Dr. Schneider will summarize recent climate projections for Alberta and describe how ecosystems and species are expected to respond.  He will also provide an overview of new climate-ready conservation objectives and management options for adapting to change. Read more about Conserving Alberta’s Biodiversity in the Face of Climate Change

Location

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

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