Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society

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

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

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 and Read More

CPAWS Calgary/Banff Chapter Meeting: Wildlife Corridors

Jun 10 2008 - 1:30am to 3:00am

CPAWS Calgary/Banff Chapter

Monthly Chapter Meetings

A new presentation on conservation or environmental issues every month.

Free Admission, everyone welcome! Read More


Mountain Equipment Co-op Calgary Store
830 10 Avenue SW
Calgary , AB

Boreal Market News

Volume 6; Issue 3: March 31, 2008

Published by CPAWS – Northern Alberta Chapter

  1. Staples Switches to Recycled, Sustainable Paper for Customer Copying, Printing
    The office supplies giant announced this week it will start using 50 percent post-consumer recycled content paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) for black and white copy and print jobs.
  2. Launches ‘Do Not Mail’ Campaign to Stop Junk Mail
    The production of the 100 billion pieces of junk mail that Americans annually receive requires more than 100 million trees, while producing as much global warming emissions as 3.7 million cars. Moreover, this deforestation is occurring in forests that play vital roles in the fight against climate change: the Canadian Boreal and Indonesian Tropical Forest.
  3. Socially Responsible Investment Firm Calvert Commits to Boreal Protection
    One of the largest socially and environmentally responsible mutual fund companies in the U.S. announced today they will fully support the protection of Canada’s Boreal Forest by adopting the Boreal Forest Conservation Framework (the Framework) and joining the Boreal Leadership Council.

Boreal Market News is a publication of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Edmonton Chapter. Our intent is to provide information to decision makers on new developments in forest management, focusing on changing market forces. For more information or to be added or removed from the mailing list contact the Editor, Helene Walsh, at: [email protected]
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Earth Hour - Saturday 8:00pm

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society — Calgary/Banff Chapter

As many of you know, World Wildlife Fund is asking people around the globe to take stand against climate change by turning out the lights tomorrow night at 8:00 PM. See for more details.

We at CPAWS join in this call and urge all of our supporters to participate. The action in itself will not save much energy, but it will be strong demonstration to the governments and industries of the world that people want change, and that all of us are in this together. The Earth Hour movement has been endorsed by many leading companies and cities, including the City of Calgary. Read More

Alberta’s Land and Resource Management System Broken

New report lays out blueprint for land use framework

Pembina InstituteCanadian Parks and Wilderness Society

Feb 21, 2008 — The Government of Alberta’s approach to land and resource management has led the province down a path of unsustainable development. A new report by the Pembina Institute and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) proposes a blueprint for improving Albertans’ quality of life and ensuring environmental sustainability. Read More

CPAWS Calgary/Banff Launches "My Vote is for the Environment" Campaign

The CPAWS Calgary/Banff Chapter has launched a new campaign focusing on environmental issues in the 2008 Alberta Elections.

CPAWS is a non-partisan organization, so we will not be endorsing any specific candidates or parties. However, we feel it is important to give citizens the tools to make an informed decision when they vote for the environment. To do this CPAWS Calgary/Banff is also providing an extensive online guide at for voters who are concerned about environmental issues in Alberta. The guide includes tips for talking to candidates, information on the provinces' top environmental issues as well as links to other resources. The guide will be updated with news and the election-related resources of other organizations as they become available. Read More

Government Violates Guidelines and Allows Further Destruction of Endangered Caribou Habitat

Alberta Wilderness AssociationCanadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Northern Alberta

Press Release January 22, 2008

Interim strategies to protect caribou were agreed to in 2006 by all members of the West Central Caribou Landscape Team, including government and industry, to prevent further degradation of the caribou range in the Foothills of western Alberta. The best remaining parts of the caribou ranges (intact patches) were identified. One of the most important of the interim strategies is to minimize further fragmentation of intact patches. It has been recently learned that government continues to permit industrial use in these intact areas, including the Little Smoky Range, where a caribou herd is at immediate risk of elimination. Government refuses to give out information on where the use is occurring. Read More


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