Biodiversity and Wildlife

Event

Sheep River Winter Hike

Feb 16 2011 - 7:00am

Distance: 6 - 8 km

The winter snow contains many stories.  Animals (and some birds) leave their tracks, the action of the wind is recorded and life-giving water is stored to be released with the return of spring.  Winter hiking!  Why not?

For registration and more information… Read more about Sheep River Winter Hike

Location

Sheep River Provincial Park
Kananaskis , AB
Event

Are Boreal Forests Silent or Just Singing a Different Tune?

Jan 26 2011 - 2:00am

with Dr. Erin Bayne

After many years of research, Dr. Bayne has come to some very interesting and informative conclusions about what is happening to birds of the boreal forest here in Alberta.  Hear fascinating details about the lives of these birds, especially how boreal forest development is impacting breeding and survival rates.  Which species are doing well?  Which species need more of our consideration and help?

$5 Adults, $1 Children

For registration and more information… Read more about Are Boreal Forests Silent or Just Singing a Different Tune?

Location

AWA Office
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB
Event

Level One Urban Beekeeping Course

Jan 29 2011 - 5:00pm to Jan 31 2011 - 1:00am

Location: Pure Earth Organics - #12 - 5579 47th St., Red Deer

Saturday January 29th & 30th, 2011
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (both days)

Apiaries and Bees for Communities (A.B.C.) is pleased to offer a Level One Beekeeping Certificate for hobbiest beekeepers in an urban and rural setting. This 16-hour intensive program will offer everything you need to know to begin beekeeping. Read more about Level One Urban Beekeeping Course

Event

Bee Lifecycles: Understanding Pollinators

Jan 9 2011 - 1:00am to 4:00am

 

Eliese Watson, Founder of A.B.C- Apiaries and Bees for Communities, an educational organization focusing on the development of urban beekeeping and native-bee habitats, will be presenting on the life cycle of bees and understanding the role of pollinators in nature. Read more about Bee Lifecycles: Understanding Pollinators

Location

Kerry Wood Nature Centre
6300 45 Avenue
Red Deer , AB
Event

Red Deer River Watershed - Integrated Watershed Management Plan Workshops

Jan 27 2011 - 5:00pm to 10:00pm

Thanks again to those of you who were able to participate at the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance Community Forums in September and October. We shared information on the health of the watershed — water quality, water quantity, land use and biodiversity. If you want to learn more about those forums, go to: http://rdrwa.ca/forums.php Read more about Red Deer River Watershed - Integrated Watershed Management Plan Workshops

Location

Oyen Seniors Centre
219 2nd Street West
Oyen , AB
Event

Red Deer River Watershed - Integrated Watershed Management Plan Workshops

Jan 26 2011 - 5:00pm to 10:00pm

 

Thanks again to those of you who were able to participate at the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance Community Forums in September and October. We shared information on the health of the watershed — water quality, water quantity, land use and biodiversity. If you want to learn more about those forums, go to: http://rdrwa.ca/forums.php Read more about Red Deer River Watershed - Integrated Watershed Management Plan Workshops

Location

Quality Inn (formerly North Hill Inn)
7150 50th (Gaetz) Avenue
Red Deer , AB
Event

Red Deer River Watershed - Integrated Watershed Management Plan Workshops

Jan 25 2011 - 5:00pm to 10:00pm

Thanks again to those of you who were able to participate at the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance Community Forums in September and October. We shared information on the health of the watershed — water quality, water quantity, land use and biodiversity. If you want to learn more about those forums, go to: http://rdrwa.ca/forums.php Read more about Red Deer River Watershed - Integrated Watershed Management Plan Workshops

Location

West Country Seniors Centre
#4 - 101 2nd Avenue NW (next to the Arena)
Sundre , AB
Story

Wild Lands Advocate December 2010, Vol. 18, No. 6

The December 2010 issue of Wildland Advocate (Vol. 18, No. 6) is available for download from the AWA website.

Features

  • Wild Ecosystems and Climate Change – the Seminal Work of Dr. Camille Parmesan
  • Alberta’s Climate Change Future is Here Already
  • Climate Change and Water in Alberta: Are we Dammed?
  • Climate Change and Biodiversity on Alberta’s Southern Eastern Slopes
  • Point/Counterpoint: Population Growth and the Future of Wilderness
  • ‘Potatogate’ Victory: People Power Does Work!
Read more about Wild Lands Advocate December 2010, Vol. 18, No. 6>
Funding Opportunity

Grant Eligible Conservation Fund Part A: Conservation Support and Enhancement

Deadline: 
31 Jan 2011

The ACA is proud to enter into its 14th year of Conservation Funding.  The Grant Eligible Conservation Fund has been split into two categories Part A: Conservation Support and Enhancement and Part B: Research.

A total amount of $500,000 will be available for project funding via the GECF Part A: Conservation Support and Enhancement, and a total of $350,000 will be available for project funding via the GECF Part B: Research during the 2011-2012 funding cycle. Read more about Grant Eligible Conservation Fund Part A: Conservation Support and Enhancement

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