Wildlife Protection

Caribou Habitat Protection Crucial for Cease Fire in War on Wildlife

Caribou scientists published findings today indicating that an intense war on wildlife can increase endangered Alberta and BC woodland caribou populations. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) is concerned that these findings could be misused by industry and government decision makers to prolong unsustainable forest exploitation while endlessly harming wildlife species. Read more about Caribou Habitat Protection Crucial for Cease Fire in War on Wildlife

Rail to Banff: A Consultation Train Wreck

A Calgary-Bow Valley Mass Transit Feasibility Study released last week examined all-year bus and rail mass transit development scenarios from Calgary to Banff. Incredibly the study didn’t consider the impact on wildlife of additional rail traffic in the Bow Valley. Given that trains kill wildlife in Banff National Park, AWA believes it’s unacceptable for a rail feasibility study to ignore rail’s impact on wildlife. Read more about Rail to Banff: A Consultation Train Wreck

Calgary Talk: Getting the Whole Picture

Mar 19 2019 - 7:00pm

Elly Knight will share what we’ve learned about where Common Nighthawks spend their time outside of the breeding season and how it applies to the conservation of this poorly understood species. She will cover the conservation importance of studying birds during migration and on the wintering grounds, and how it applies to our Common Nighthawks in Alberta.

Tickets ($5) Read more about Calgary Talk: Getting the Whole Picture

Location

AWA Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB

Cabinet must reject NEB recommendation, shut door on Trans Mountain project: Ecojustice

VANCOUVER – The National Energy Board (NEB) recommended today that Cabinet approve the Trans Mountain pipeline project, following a review of the project’s marine shipping impacts. Ecojustice lawyer Dyna Tuytel issued the following statement in response:

“The Trans Mountain pipeline project poses an unacceptable risk to endangered orcas, communities, and the climate. Read more about Cabinet must reject NEB recommendation, shut door on Trans Mountain project: Ecojustice

Job Opportunity: Riparian Resource Analyst, Cows and Fish

Position: 
Riparian Resource Analyst
Application Deadline: 
25 Feb 2019
Location: 
Lethbridge

Cows and Fish is looking to fill two Riparian Resource Analyst positions, to collect and interpret riparian health inventory data. You will be part of a team collecting vegetative and physical baseline information of riparian function on various streams, rivers, lakes and wetlands across Alberta. Inventory data collected will assist local communities and our organization to address riparian land management issues throughout the province. Read more about Job Opportunity: Riparian Resource Analyst, Cows and Fish

Job Opportunity: Riparian Range Specialist, Cows and Fish

Position: 
Riparian Range Specialist
Application Deadline: 
24 Feb 2019
Location: 
Lethbridge

Cows and Fish is looking to fill a 1-year term position, based in southern Alberta. As part of the Alberta Riparian Habitat Management Society-“Cows and Fish”, a self directed and motivated person will provide provincial and regional support to stewardship groups, landowners, resource agencies and Cows and Fish staff through expertise in riparian ecology, management and range science. You will coordinate and implement community based and riparian health activities primarily in southern Alberta (Foothills and Grasslands Natural Regions) focusing on areas with wildlife species at risk.

Please download the Riparian Range Specialist job advertisement and details for more information. Read more about Job Opportunity: Riparian Range Specialist, Cows and Fish

Keeping Alberta Wild Soiree

Mar 1 2019 - 5:30pm

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Photo of mountain lake

Photo source: CPAWS Southern Alberta

Early bird ticket prices available until January 31.

On March 1, 2019, CPAWS is celebrating a special Keeping Alberta Wild Soiree and we hope you will join us!

Help us celebrate successes in wild lands and park protection as we look forward to other ways to keep Alberta wild. The Soiree will be a fun night featuring those who’ve helped CPAWS preserve the special places all Albertans cherish.  Read more about Keeping Alberta Wild Soiree

Location

Macdonald Hall in Heritage Hall, SAIT
1301 16 Avenue NW
Calgary , AB

First Nations, environmental groups launch lawsuit to protect at-risk boreal caribou

CALGARY — Ecojustice lawyers, acting on behalf of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Mikisew Cree First Nation, Alberta Wilderness Association and David Suzuki Foundation, have filed a lawsuit against the federal minister of environment and climate change for her failure to protect the critical habitat of five boreal caribou herds in northeastern Alberta.

Populations of boreal caribou, the species famously depicted on the tail-side of the Canadian quarter, are in decline across the country, largely due to widespread loss and fragmentation of their habitat. Read more about First Nations, environmental groups launch lawsuit to protect at-risk boreal caribou

A Strong Majority of Albertans Support the Bighorn Country Proposal

EDMONTON – A new public opinion survey shows the vast majority of Albertans support greater conservation in the Bighorn region of the Rocky Mountains west of Nordegg.

The Government of Alberta is currently consulting on a proposal for a new network of parks and public land in west-central Alberta called Bighorn Country. Bighorn Country includes a wildland provincial park, three provincial parks, four public recreation areas and two Public Land Use Zones. Read more about A Strong Majority of Albertans Support the Bighorn Country Proposal

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