Biodiversity and Wildlife

Event

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

Location

Stettler Recreation Centre
6202 44 Avenue
Stettler , AB
Event

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

Tickets: $20.00 Read more about Music for the Wild: Fifty Shades of Blues and Blue Rambler

Location

Alberta Wilderness Association
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB
Event

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.
Read more about Wild Voices Soiree 2016

Location

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

Wilderness, Wildlife and Human Interaction Symposium in Four Parts

Mar 5 2016 - 7:00am
  • Part 1:  Speakers
    Robert Bateman, John Donihee, Paula Fairfield, Francis First Charger, Dan Fox, Brian Horejsi, Erika Almazi-Klaus, Anna Korwin-Kowalski, Andrew Nikiforuk, Kathreen Ruckstuhl, Charlie Russell, Thomas Serfass
  • Part 2: Film Festival: Unique films from Alberta and Elsewhere
  • Part 3: Art Exhibition: Nationally and Internationally Recognized Artists
  • Part 4:  Banquet and Silent Auction: Entertainment by comedian Mike MacDonald.
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Location

Cochrane Ranchehouse
Cochrane , AB
Call for Input

Call for Input: Listing the Athabasca Rainbow Trout as Endangered under the Species at Risk Act

Initiative: 
Listing the Athabasca Rainbow Trout as Endangered under the Species at Risk Act
Deadline: 
9 Feb 2016

From the Species at Risk Public Registry website:

As part of the consultation process, the Government of Canada would like to hear your comments on the potential impacts of listing the Athabasca Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), as Endangered under the Species at Risk Act (SARA).

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Event

Christmas Bird Counts

Dec 14 2015 - 7:00am to Jan 5 2016 - 7:00am

From the Bird Studies Canada Christmas Bird Count website:

Started in 1900, the Christmas Bird Count is North America's longest-running Citizen Science project. Counts happen in over 2000 localities throughout the Western Hemisphere.

The information collected by thousands of volunteer participants forms one of the world's largest sets of wildlife survey data. The results are used daily by conservation biologists and naturalists to assess the population trends and distribution of birds.

Each Christmas Bird Count is conducted on a single day between December 14 and January 5. Counts are carried out within a 24-km diameter circle that stays the same from year to year. They are organized, usually as group efforts, at the local level, often by a birding club or naturalist organization.

Read more about Christmas Bird Counts

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various locations

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