Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society

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The Big Wild Celebration

Nov 25 2008 - 2:00am

Don't Miss The Big Wild Celebration!

Delicious free eats, captivating tales, and inspiration for your next wilderness adventure.

Hosted by CPAWS Northern Alberta & Mountain Equipment Coop (MEC) Edmonton

Join us for a party at MEC, celebrating Albertans who have dedicated their wilderness adventures to the Big Wild. Haven't taken a Big Wild Challenge? Have no idea what it is? Well now is the perfect time to learn all about it! Recent participants will share their experiences through photos and anecdotes, including tales from the Epic Challenge: Jasper National Park and Wapta Icefields.

Everyone is welcome, the event is free and will be catered. For more information please call CPAWS at 780-432-0967 or email us at [email protected] Read more about The Big Wild Celebration

Location

MEC Edmonton Store
12328 102 Avenue
Edmonton , AB
Event

CPAWS Monthly Meeting: The Prairie Rattlesnake and Roads

Nov 11 2008 - 2:00am to 3:30am

Location

City of Calgary Outdoor Resource Centre
1111 Memorial Drive NW (corner of Memorial Dr & 10 Street NW)
Calgary , AB
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10th Annual 'Capture the Wild' Photography Contest Deadline

Dec 30 2008 (All day)

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Calgary/Banff Chapter

CPAWS would like to invite all photographers to check out our 10th Annual Capture the Wild Photography Contest.

Be creative, find inspirations in wilderness and enjoy “capturing” the great outdoors! We look forward to seeing your photos! Read more about 10th Annual 'Capture the Wild' Photography Contest Deadline

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Alberta’s Provinical Parks Framework Needs Your Input

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society — Northern Alberta Chapter
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society — Calgary/Banff Chapter

October 10 Deadline

Currently, the Government of Alberta is rewriting the rules that will guide the creation and management of Provincial Parks and Protected Areas into the future.

CPAWS has been consulted on the draft Parks Planning Framework and is alarmed to find that:

  • The primary purpose of parks in environmental protection and conservation has been almost completely ignored in the draft framework and
  • There is no goal to either expand or complete Alberta’s Protected Areas system.

Please help us get it back on track— the deadline for comments on the draft Parks Planning Framework is October 10th. Read more about Alberta’s Provinical Parks Framework Needs Your Input

Event

CPAWS Kananaskis Trail Care Event

Aug 9 2008 - 3:00pm

Get hands on with conservation! Join the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) and fellow outdoor enthusiasts as we help maintain and care for our Kananaskis Trails.

This is great way to get outside with friends and family and have a direct, positive impact on our parks.

Tasks include maintaining culverts and ditches, hand pruning and disposal, trail condition reporting, and other trail repair. Read more about CPAWS Kananaskis Trail Care Event

Location

Specific location is TBA with registration Kananaskis , AB
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Action Alert — Alberta's Proposed Land-use Framework Needs Your Voice

Water Matters

Deadline extended to June 23rd — submit your views now!

Who? Every Albertan
What? Take some time to fill out the Draft Land-use Framework Public Feedback Survey
When? Now! Deadline for input is June 23
Where? Online website
Why? Land-use is a key component of sustainable development. A well thought out plan is in the best interest of all stakeholders. Read more about Action Alert — Alberta's Proposed Land-use Framework Needs Your Voice

Event

The Big Wild Launch Party

May 24 2008 - 2:00am to 4:30am

Join us for an evening of stunning photography, inspiring adventures, and great music.

The Big Wild

Doors 6:30, Show 7 - 9:30pm

Hosted by CPAWS Northern Alberta & Mountain Equipment Coop (MEC)

Let renowned nature photographers Marian and Robin White take you on a breathtaking tour of Alberta’s wilderness. Be captivated by the performance of Edmonton’s finest singer-songwriters, Karla Anderson and Bob Jahrig. Go orienteering on the museum grounds or check out a slack rope demonstration. Best of all, come learn what you can do to protect Canada’s wild places – like dedicating your next adventure to wilderness protection. Read more about The Big Wild Launch Party

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Alberta by Design Checklist: Evaluating Alberta's Land-Use Framework

Pembina Institute & Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Northern Alberta Chapter

The announcement of the Alberta government's draft Land-use Framework (LUF) is expected in May or June. This announcement will provide an opportunity for AEN members to comment on the LUF.

Rick Schneider (CPAWS Northern Alberta) and Steve Kennett (Pembina Institute) have written a 'checklist' for evaluating the LUF. This checklist is intended to assist ENGOs, landowner groups and other allies in developing their responses to the government's LUF announcement.

The checklist and a background paper released in February (Alberta by Design: Blueprint for an Effective Land-Use Framework) are available at www.pembina.org and www.cpawsnab.org. Read more about Alberta by Design Checklist: Evaluating Alberta's Land-Use Framework

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