Biodiversity and Wildlife

The Perfect Storm — Unregulated Access in our Eastern Slopes

Tens of thousands of Albertans are calling for strict limits on off-highway vehicles (OHVs) along Alberta’s Eastern Slopes, and for a ban of OHVs in Alberta’s parks and protected areas. Poor management of the cumulative impacts of industrial development from oil &gas, forestry and mining along the east slopes has created the perfect storm of unregulated access from OHV users. Read More

Statement re: Federal Court decision on Maligne Lake legal challenge

EDMONTON – Conservation groups remain hopeful that a concept proposal for overnight commercial accommodations at Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park will be stopped after a Federal Court ruling confirmed that proposals violating park management plans cannot be approved. Read More

Alberta ENGOs Strategic Engagement with Alberta Energy Regulator

Initiative: 
Alberta ENGOs Strategic Engagement with Alberta Energy Regulator
Position: 
Up to twelve (12) Alberta ENGOs
Application Deadline: 
12 Feb 2016

The AER is single regulator of energy development in Alberta—from application and exploration, to construction and development, to abandonment, reclamation, and remediation. This responsibility includes environmental elements related to energy development that were previously held by Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD). Read More

Forum on the Future of the Oil Sands Environmental Monitoring Program

Feb 23 2016 - 3:30pm to 10:30pm

From AEMERA:

You are invited to an Oil Sands Monitoring (OSM) Meeting and Update from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, February 22, 2016, and a Forum on the Future of the Oil Sands Environmental Monitoring Program from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 23, 2016.

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Location

Marriott at River Cree Resort and Casino
300 East Lapotac Boulevard
Enoch , AB

29th ANPC Workshop and AGM: “Rare Plant Conservation”

Apr 30 2016 - 2:00pm to May 1 2016 - 3:15am

Workshop Schedule

  • Check–in and Registration: 8:00 am—8:30 am
  • Workshop Presentations: 8:30 am—4:15 pm
  • Annual General Meeting: 4:30 pm—6:00 pm
  • Banquet and Guest Speaker: 6:15 pm—9:15 pm

Everyone is invited to attend the AGM. Learn about ANPC activities.

Confirmed speakers

  • Dayle Soppet – Intro to “rare” plants – what is a rare plant?
  • Robin Gutsell – rare plant “lists” and the challenges in assessing their status
  • Lorna Allen – rank updates
  • Jessica Stolar – Impacts of climate change on rare plants
  • Laurie Hamilton – Understanding bias when using spatial data to support rare plant conservation initiatives
  • Varina Crisfield – Ecology of impoverished pinweed (rare Athabasca sand dune endemic)
  • Cathy Linowski  – rare plants in disturbed or ephemeral habitats
  • Heather Sinton – Landuse Planning Framework
  • Jodie Krakowski – Recovery Planning for Whitebark and Limber Pine
  • Elisabeth Beaubien – Plant phenology and biodiversity research.

Native Seed Exchange

This year we will feature a “native seed exchange”. If you have collected native seeds, and have extras, please put some in sealed envelopes. Add their latin name, collection site, number of seeds and preferred growing location. Donate them or exchange for others you do not have.

Field Trip - Sunday, May 1, 2016

Join us for a field trip to the Rachel Agnes Hayes 2 Property. It is a 169 ha (418 acres) property owned by the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and is located on Boss Hill, north of Stettler. Prior to NCC’s purchase of the property in 2014, the property was a ranch used for cattle grazing. The property is a nice example of native Aspen Parkland with freshwater and saline wetlands, aspen forests, shrublands, and native grasslands. There are also beautiful views of Buffalo Lake from the west side of the property. We will meet at 10:00am and the walk will last about 2 hours. This trip will be led by Alan Dodd. Read More

Location

Stettler Recreation Centre
6202 44 Avenue
Stettler , AB

Music for the Wild: Fifty Shades of Blues and Blue Rambler

Feb 7 2016 - 2:30am

Headline Act

Fifty Shades of Blues. Glennis Houston & Andrea Petrity sing and play blues from the women divas of the 20’s and 30’s. Let them transport you back to the sultry clubs of New Orleans, Chicago, St. Louis and New York when powerful women laid down the foundation of blues, jazz and rock. Fifty Shades of Blues is a piano / vocal duo.

Opening Act

Blue Rambler. Don Gowan, George Campbell & Murray Little play blues-based songs that have strong stories and a solid groove. Their songs are well-aged or are played as if they are. Blue Rambler will get you singing a bit and tapping your feet. Expect to hear tinges of folk, jazz and old country as well as blues.

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

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Location

Alberta Wilderness Association
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB

Wild Voices Soiree 2016

Mar 12 2016 - 1:30am

From the CPAWS Southern Alberta Chapter website:

We are excited to be hosting this year's Soiree at SAIT's elegant Macdonald Hall located in Heritage Hall. Our evening not only showcases a performance by the popular band The Wardens who have two CDs to their name, it also features renowned conservationist and explorer Brian Keating as the keynote speaker. Along with a silent auction and Ken Lima-Coelho as MC, it is sure to be a great event.

  • Doors open at 5:30 pm.
  • Dinner and evening program begins at 6:30 pm.
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Location

Macdonald Hall (Heritage Hall Building) - SAIT
1301 16 Avenue NW
T2M 4W7 Calgary , AB

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