Alberta Wilderness Association

Media Releases & Op-eds

Government plan fails to protect lower Athabasca River when most needed

New water management framework leaves river exposed to unacceptable risk

EDMONTON — The lower Athabasca River will continue to be exposed to significant risks under the Surface Water Quantity Management Framework for the Lower Athabasca River released today by the Governments of Alberta and Canada. Read more about Government plan fails to protect lower Athabasca River when most needed

Media Releases & Op-eds

Postponed Major New Energy Lease Sales A Good Step for Endangered Alberta Mountain Caribou

Today the Alberta government postponed a major auction of new oil and gas leases on 21,000 hectares (212 square kilometers) within the endangered Redrock Prairie Creek mountain woodland caribou range. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) welcomes this decision. AWA calls on the Alberta government to defer further energy lease sales in endangered caribou ranges until effective rules are in place to protect and recover their habitat. Read more about Postponed Major New Energy Lease Sales A Good Step for Endangered Alberta Mountain Caribou

Media Releases & Op-eds

Alberta Steps Up Fracking-Caused Earthquake Oversight

On February 19, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) ordered oil and gas operators in west central Alberta to stop operations if their fracking or wastewater disposal activities cause earthquakes of magnitude 4 or greater, as was recorded twice in January 2015. AER also increased requirements for companies’ earthquake monitoring and response plans. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) welcomes this move to better manage some of the risks that intensive fracking activity poses to Alberta’s foothills. Read more about Alberta Steps Up Fracking-Caused Earthquake Oversight

Event

AWA Edmonton Talk: Jamaica — Blue Mountain Trek

Mar 6 2015 - 2:00am

Wilderness Around the World Speaker Series Presents…

JAMAICA: Blue Mountain Trek

by Heinz Unger

Heinz will talk about trekking in Jamaica’s Blue & John Crow Mountains National Park, including a sunrise hike up Blue Mountain Peak (2,465 m). This national park north and east of Kingston was established in 1992 and covers 780 km2

Cost: FREE (Donations will be accepted at the door, any donation over $20 will receive a tax receipt) Read more about AWA Edmonton Talk: Jamaica — Blue Mountain Trek

Location

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

AWA Edmonton Talk: Bhutan – A Spectacular Journey

Feb 13 2015 - 2:00am

Wilderness Around the World Speaker Series Presents…

BHUTAN:  A Sp​ectacular Journey

by Geoff Holroyd

Bhutan, the land of official happiness and the dragon, is sandwiched between China (Tibet) and India. Enjoy this trek along the main range of the Himalayas through Jigme Dorji National Park. Butter tea will be served after the presentation. Read more about AWA Edmonton Talk: Bhutan – A Spectacular Journey

Location

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

SOLD OUT | Music for the Wild: Magnolia Buckskin and Donna Turk

Mar 15 2015 - 1:00am

Folk and Roots Music—for the whole fam​ily!

This fifth year for AWA’s Music for the Wild series features a range of local musicians performing in support of Alberta’s wild spaces.

Music at 7:30pm, doors open at 7:00 pm

Tickets: $20 SOLD OUT Read more about SOLD OUT | Music for the Wild: Magnolia Buckskin and Donna Turk

Location

Alberta Wilderness Association
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB

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