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Media Release

Prairie Grasslands and Species at Risk Protected

Government Sets High Bar for Suffield National Wildlife Area

The seven-group Suffield Coalition today applauded the government’s decision to deny approval of Cenovus' (previously EnCana) proposal to drill 1,275 natural gas wells and construct associated infrastructure in the Suffield National Wildlife Area (NWA). Suffield NWA was established in 2003 to protect endangered native prairie and the many species of animals and plants at risk in the area, including at least 15 federally listed species threatened with extinction. Read more about Prairie Grasslands and Species at Risk Protected

Event

CPAWS Northern Alberta AGM & Film/Speaker Event— Mountains in Motion: The Canadian Rockies

Nov 23 2012 - 2:00am

2011/2012 AGM (7pm start)

Come learn what CPAWS Northern Alberta worked on this past year. Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.). Contact [email protected] or 780-424-5129 x309 with questions.

Film/Speaker Event (7:30pm start)

Film - Mountains in Motion: The Canadian Rockies

CPAWS Northern Alberta is excited to present a free showing of this 2012 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festivel selection. Read more about CPAWS Northern Alberta AGM & Film/Speaker Event— Mountains in Motion: The Canadian Rockies

Location

Strathcona Library, upstairs meeting room
8331 104 Street
Edmonton , AB
Media Release

Coalition calls on panel to reject Shell Jackpine oilsands mine expansion

CALGARY — With public hearings into a proposed oilsands mine expansion set to begin today, a coalition of environmental groups is calling on the joint federal-provincial review panel to reject the project.

Shell’s proposal to expand its Jackpine oilsands mine would increase production at the existing facility by 100,000 barrels per day. The company’s environmental assessment shows that expanding the Jackpine oilsands mine along with other planned developments will harm fish and wildlife, damage wetlands and old growth forests, exceed legally binding air quality limits and cause acid rain. It will leave a legacy of toxic waste buried in lakes, damage two significant rivers, and produce greenhouse gas pollution that will put Canada’s and Alberta’s climate targets further out of reach. Read more about Coalition calls on panel to reject Shell Jackpine oilsands mine expansion

Event

AWA Annual Lecture and Awards

Nov 17 2012 - 1:00am

Me and Aldo: Leopold in the 21st Century

with Lorne Fitch, P.Biol.

The 2012 Martha Kostuch Annual Wilderness and Wildlife Lecture

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Location

​Alberta Wilderness Association
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB
Media Release

Sixteen Years after Being “Protected,” Rumsey Natural Area Sees a Halt to New Oil and Gas Access

Sixteen years after it was officially “protected,” Rumsey Natural Area may finally be able to look forward to a future free of industrial development. Alberta Energy has made changes so that all new petroleum and natural gas agreements within the Rumsey Natural Area will now come with the condition: “Surface Access is Not Permitted.” Read more about Sixteen Years after Being “Protected,” Rumsey Natural Area Sees a Halt to New Oil and Gas Access

Event

AWA Tuesday Talk: Frogs & Oilsands

Oct 3 2012 - 1:00am

with Brian Eaton

In the US, 50% to 60% of frogs are malformed probably because of chemical contamination. How can we avoid the same fate in Alberta? Brian Eaton is a herpetologist working with Alberta Innovates. In this talk, he discusses the benefits of his work as to industrial development, forestry regulations, wetland assessments and tar sands development.

$5 Adults, $1 Children

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Location

Hillhurst Room, AWA Office
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB
Event

Volunteer Opportunity: Kick-starting Conservation

Sep 28 2012 - 4:00pm to 10:00pm

We need your help setting up the new boundary fence so we can kick-start our stewardship plans on a beautiful property in the Waterton Park Front! Join us for a hands-on day of demolition and help delineate the eastern property boundary by working with us to remove one mile of old fence so a new fence can be installed on the official property line. This property is a valuable piece of the NCC's conservation puzzle in the Waterton Park Front - a 30,000 acre conservation area surrounding Waterton Lakes National Park! Read more about Volunteer Opportunity: Kick-starting Conservation

Location

Nearest Town: Waterton , AB

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