Biodiversity and Wildlife

NCC Habitat Restoration: Weeds and Waterfowl

Aug 16 2008 - 4:00pm

Nature Conservancy of Canada

What: Volunteers will spend a day exploring the Nature Conservancy of Canada's (NCC's) Lowden Springs property and ridding this low-lying moraine habitat of invasive plant species including Canada Thistle. In addition, volunteers will be treated to a tour of the lake property and will learn about Rumsey Moraine, the largest uninterrupted Aspen Parkland habitat left in the world.

When: Saturday, August 16, 10:00 a.m. Read more about NCC Habitat Restoration: Weeds and Waterfowl

Location

Lowden Springs Property near Stettler , AB

Volunteer Days at the Cochrane Ecological Institute

Aug 16 2008 - 4:30pm to Aug 17 2008 - 9:00pm

Cochrane Ecological Institute

We are in the process of working on the spectacular (soon to be anyway) Landscape Wall at the Cochrane Ecological Institute! This is a straw bale constructed interpretive and living wall! If you are interested in sustainable building construction, wildlife and art, then this is a volunteer opportunity not to be missed!

Please join us at the Cochrane Ecological Institute (map attached) on Read more about Volunteer Days at the Cochrane Ecological Institute

Location

Cochrane Ecological Institute NW of Cochrane , AB

Volunteer Days at the Cochrane Ecological Institute

Aug 3 2008 - 4:30pm

Cochrane Ecological Institute

We are in the process of working on the spectacular (soon to be anyway) Landscape Wall at the Cochrane Ecological Institute! This is a straw bale constructed interpretive and living wall! If you are interested in sustainable building construction, wildlife and art, then this is a volunteer opportunity not to be missed!

Please join us at the Cochrane Ecological Institute (map) on Read more about Volunteer Days at the Cochrane Ecological Institute

Location

Cochrane Ecological Institute NW of Cochrane , AB

Compassion for Animals Road Expedition / Presentation by Anthony Marr

Jul 6 2008 - 1:30am to 3:30am

Originally posted at http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/861086/

Anthony Marr of HOPE-CARE is launching the Global Emergency Operation, and will be discussing the following topics: Read more about Compassion for Animals Road Expedition / Presentation by Anthony Marr

Location

Cardel Theatre
6010 12 Street SE
Calgary , AB

The Great Thistle Pull, Part 3

Jul 27 2008 - 3:00pm



What: Volunteers will join the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) for its third annual Thistle pull on one of NCC’s beautiful properties at the Clifford E. Lee Nature Sanctuary near Edmonton. Volunteers will be taken on a guided hike through its marshlands, open meadows, aspen parkland and pine forest, and then contribute to site improvement by pulling invasive weed species including Canada Thistle in order to protect native plant diversity. Read more about The Great Thistle Pull, Part 3

Location

Clifford E. Lee Nature Sanctuary
Sanctuary Road & Woodbend Road
Parkland County , AB

Nature Conservancy of Canada Knapweed Rodeo

Jul 12 2008 - 4:00pm

What: Volunteers will join the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) for a day of invasive plant removal at NCC’s West property near Waterton Lakes National Park. Volunteers will round up some invasive Spotted Knapweed in order to protect the native plant diversity of this ecologically significant area. In addition, volunteers will enjoy a tour of this scenic property guided by landowner Rick West, and a barbecue in the late afternoon. Read more about Nature Conservancy of Canada Knapweed Rodeo

Location

NCC's West Property near Waterton Lakes N.P. , AB

The Heart of the Crowsnest: Habitat Restoration at Fleming Ranch

Jul 5 2008 - 4:00pm

Nature Conservancy of Canada

What: Volunteers will join the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) for a day of exploration and habitat restoration on one of NCC’s scenic properties, Fleming Ranch. Volunteers will be taken on a guided hike through wetlands and woodlands, and then contribute to site improvement by taking down barbed wire fences, installing Bluebird boxes and bat houses, and pulling weeds such as Spotted Knapweed along the Crowsnest River. Read more about The Heart of the Crowsnest: Habitat Restoration at Fleming Ranch

Location

Fleming Ranch near Coleman , AB

NCC’s Second Annual Toki Thistle Pull

Jul 5 2008 - 4:00pm

Nature Conservancy of Canada

What: Volunteers will join the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) for a day of invasive plant removal at NCC’s Toki Nature Reserve property near Cochrane. Volunteers will pull weeds including Canada Thistle in order to protect the native plant diversity of this ecologically significant area. In addition to enhancing its habitat, volunteers will enjoy a guided tour of this scenic property.

When: Saturday July 5th 2008, 10:00 a.m. Read more about NCC’s Second Annual Toki Thistle Pull

Location

Toki Nature Reserve near Cochrane , 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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