Wildlife Protection

Call for Input

Proposal to Reclassify and Expand Twin River Heritage Rangeland Natural Area

Initiative: 
Proposal to Reclassify and Expand Twin River Heritage Rangeland Natural Area
Deadline: 
31 Aug 2018

Alberta Environment and Parks is seeking input from the public and stakeholders on the proposed reclassification and expansion of the Twin River Heritage Rangeland Natural Area (Twin River HRNA). Twin River HRNA is located in southern Alberta, approximately 10 km west of the Town of Milk River and currently protects over 19,000 hectares (47,000 acres) of grassland within the Milk River Ridge.  Read more about Proposal to Reclassify and Expand Twin River Heritage Rangeland Natural Area

Media Release

Alberta Moves on Protection for Native Grasslands in Milk River Ridge

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Milk River Ridge Grassland Photo
Milk River Ridge Grassland. Photo: Alberta Wilderness Association

Yesterday, the Alberta government released a proposal to expand the Twin River Heritage Rangeland Natural Area in order to protect a significant piece of Alberta’s endangered grasslands. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) is relieved to finally see concrete steps towards protection of a critical piece of Alberta’s native grasslands, which has been on government books awaiting protection for years. AWA remains concerned about ongoing potential threats to this landscape from oil and gas exploration. Read more about Alberta Moves on Protection for Native Grasslands in Milk River Ridge

Event

WILDMasque on the North Saskatchewan

Aug 17 2018 - 8:00pm to 11:30pm

Wear your finest, don your mask and join us for a magical evening on the newly renovated Edmonton Riverboat, hosted by CTV's Graham Neil. There will be music, drinks, hors d'oeuvres, entertainment, and a silent auction. This masquerade is in support of WILDNorth, Northern Alberta's centre for rescue and compassionate care of injured and orphaned wildlife.

More details to come!

This event is 18+ Read more about WILDMasque on the North Saskatchewan

Location

Edmonton Riverboat
9734 98 Avenue NW
T6C 4P6 Edmonton , AB
Media Release

Public Lands: The Next Target for Alberta’s Renewable Energy Land Rush?

Will the Government of Alberta allow industrial scale wind and solar farms on public lands? Since early June Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) has posed this question several times to the provincial government. AWA is still waiting for an answer.

The dramatic expansion of big wind and big solar projects now underway must not take place at the expense of our threatened native grasslands, parklands, and foothills. AWA believes Alberta needs a public lands policy that explicitly addresses the renewable energy sector. Read more about Public Lands: The Next Target for Alberta’s Renewable Energy Land Rush?

Event

AWA Tuesday Talk: Water Quality and Wildlife

May 2 2018 - 1:00am

What do water bug communities tell us about human and natural impacts in the Castle, Kananaskis and Bow Rivers?

How can they help us measure pollutants?

What are the impacts of wastewater on fish?

Do wetlands play an important role for pollinators?

How can we improve public involvement with open data?

Join us for an exploration into these questions as we showcase the results of independent research conducted by Environmental Science students at the University of Calgary! Read more about AWA Tuesday Talk: Water Quality and Wildlife

Location

AWA Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB
Media Release

Protected Areas over Paddocks for Alberta’s Endangered Caribou

On December 17, the Alberta government issued a request to build a fenced compound in the west central Little Smoky woodland caribou range, for captive female caribou to have calves. These calves will be released as yearlings into habitat that is becoming even more degraded by new energy-related disturbances and by logging. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) believes that the Alberta government must act swiftly on its promises to apply strict operating limits on new surface disturbance in caribou ranges, and to establish extensive northwest Alberta protected areas, instead of relying on artificial predator controls. Read more about Protected Areas over Paddocks for Alberta’s Endangered Caribou

Event

AWA Calgary Talk: Public Lands – Enforcing the Law

Nov 30 2016 - 2:00am

AWA Speaker Series
with Wayne Howse

Corporal Howse will recount years of experience throughout Alberta and the Yukon Territories enforcing public lands law. He has seen a wide range of  lawless behaviour which poses threats both to public safety and the environment. An excellent opportunity to learn about major challenges and opportunities to protect our public lands for future generations. Read more about AWA Calgary Talk: Public Lands – Enforcing the Law

Location

AWA Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB
Event

Annual Martha Kostuch Wilderness and Wildlife Trust Fund Lecture: The Will of the Willmore

Nov 19 2016 - 1:00am

The Will of the Willmore – Wild and free, the legacy is ours to defend

 

A Wilderness Defenders Award will be presented to Ray Rasmussen

Read more about Annual Martha Kostuch Wilderness and Wildlife Trust Fund Lecture: The Will of the Willmore

Location

AWA Hillhurst Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB

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