Alberta Wilderness Association

Event

Conserving Alberta’s Biodiversity in the Face of Climate Change

Feb 22 2014 - 2:00am

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. 

Cost: $5.00 Read more about Conserving Alberta’s Biodiversity in the Face of Climate Change

Location

Stanley A. Milner Public Library
7 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton , AB
Media Release

AWA calls on the Alberta Government to take a stronger conservation stance for the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan

With the comment period soon ending on January 15, 2014, Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) has sent official recommendations to the Alberta government in response to the Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan (SSRP). After extensively reviewing the draft, AWA has serious concerns with the draft and wants significant changes in the final SSRP. Although there are positive strategic directions in the draft indicating a need for a cumulative effects management approach, land use tradeoffs and sufficient headwater and biodiversity protection are largely absent. Read more about AWA calls on the Alberta Government to take a stronger conservation stance for the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan

Media Release

Emergency Order Essential First Step in Sage-grouse Recovery

Sage-grouse recovery must remain focused on getting habitat right so the birds can recover. Postponing the Emergency Order for the Protection of the Greater Sage-grouse as requested by the City of Medicine Hat and LGX Oil and Gas Inc. would delay recovery and be counterproductive. Read more about Emergency Order Essential First Step in Sage-grouse Recovery

Media Release

New Roads, Cutblocks and Wells Undermine Little Smoky Caribou Critical Habitat

Significant new disturbance within caribou ranges in west central Alberta is destroying federally protected critical habitat and undermines chances for naturally sustaining caribou populations committed to by Alberta and federal governments. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) echoes residents’ concerns about these disturbances even as it looks for solutions within Alberta’s Little Smoky - A La Peche caribou range planning process. Read more about New Roads, Cutblocks and Wells Undermine Little Smoky Caribou Critical Habitat

Event

AWA Tuesday Talk: Come Hell & High Water

Nov 27 2013 - 2:00am

Managing Hydro-Climate Change in a Rapidly Changing West

with Robert Sandford

Warming temperatures are accelerating the rate and manner in which water moves through the global hydrological cycle. In this presentation an internationally respected expert on water-related climate policy explains what recent flooding in Alberta tells us about what we have to do differently to enhance human resilience to accelerating hydro-climatic change in the Canadian West Read more about AWA Tuesday Talk: Come Hell & High Water

Location

Hillhurst Room
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB
Event

AWA Tuesday Talk: Get the Buzz

Nov 6 2013 - 2:00am

What’s happening with Alberta's bees and how is grazing influencing our native pollinators?

with Megan Evans

Learn about basic bee ecology and the results of a Master's project studying the effects of grazing on floral resources and bees in southwestern Alberta.

$5 Adults, $1 Children Read more about AWA Tuesday Talk: Get the Buzz

Location

Hillhurst Room
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB
Event

AWA Tuesday Talk: Living with a Cutthroat

Oct 9 2013 - 1:00am

with Amanda Halawell
The Westslope Cutthroat Trout has been listed as “threatened” by the provincial and federal government. Learn about their ecology and threats to Cutthroat Trout habitat. Join in a discussion of habitat restoration strategies and possible recovery of a dwindling species.

$5 Adults, $1 Children Read more about AWA Tuesday Talk: Living with a Cutthroat

Location

Hillhurst Room
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB
Event

2013 Martha Kostuch Annual Wilderness and Wildlife Lecture

Oct 26 2013 (All day)

With special guest speaker:

Lorraine Mitchelmore
President and Country Chair, Shell Canada Ltd.

Over much of the past century Alberta's natural environment has been caught in the grip of ever increasing resource extraction. Riches from Alberta's lands have economically benefited many here at home, nationally and internationally. But now there is growing recognition from within the province and from outside that Alberta cannot maintain its water and air quality, its arable soil base and its indigenous wildlife without major changes towards ecological sustainability. Alberta has literally raced into its present environmental predicament; now, in determining our future, how can AWA best bridge gaps and maintain forward momentum towards a goal of ecological sustainability? How will we best work with a variety of partners to secure a legacy of abundant native wildlife and natural wild spaces, of clean water and air, and the soil base we depend upon for food supply, all of these being integral parts of ecological stability? Read more about 2013 Martha Kostuch Annual Wilderness and Wildlife Lecture

Location

Alberta Wilderness Association
455 12 Street NW
Calgary

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