Land Management & Stewardship

Media Release

New Report Shows Federal and Provincial Governments Breaking Own Rules On Air and Water and Land To Approve More Oil Sands Projects

Edmonton, Alberta – A new report released today entitled Alberta’s Oil Sands Development is Not Responsible- Moratorium Needed shows that since 2004 the federal and Alberta provincial governments have knowingly broken their own publicly vowed rules requiring the monitoring and consideration of environmental cumulative effects of all oil sands projects (effects include water, air, biodiversity and land). Read more about New Report Shows Federal and Provincial Governments Breaking Own Rules On Air and Water and Land To Approve More Oil Sands Projects

Call for Input

Invitation for Input: Conservation & Management of Riparian Lands in Alberta

Initiative: 
Riparian Land Conservation & Management
Deadline: 
15 Aug 2012

Help improve conservation and management of riparian lands in Alberta

You are receiving this invitation because the Riparian Land Conservation and Management (RLCM) Project Team would like your input.  Four sectors have decided to work together to gather this input, in order to better represent your ideas when building recommendations. These four sectors have similar membership and can offer more opportunities to more individuals by working together. Read more about Invitation for Input: Conservation & Management of Riparian Lands in Alberta

Funding Opportunity

2012 Watershed Stewardship Grant

Deadline: 
1 Feb 2012

The 2012 Watershed Stewardship Grant (WSG) will begin accepting applications on January 1st, 2012.

Since 2005, the WSG program made possible through the Government of Alberta’s Water for Life Strategy, has provided funding to the province’s stewardship community to support their efforts.

Grants up to $7,500 are awarded to watershed stewardship groups working in their communities to raise awareness of local watershed issues or to improve the condition of their local watershed. Read more about 2012 Watershed Stewardship Grant

Event

Property rights & environmental protection: Conflict or confluence (Webinar)

Jan 18 2012 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

What does our legal history have to say about our property rights? When do we move from confluence to conflict in reaching environmental objectives on our land? Is there a place for the “public interest” on private property?

The Alberta Government has recently struck a task force to consult with landowners regarding property rights. Undoubtedly this is in response to concerns raised around the impact of the Alberta Land Stewardship Act (and other laws) on a landowner’s property rights. Read more about Property rights & environmental protection: Conflict or confluence (Webinar)

Call for Input

Call for Input: South Saskatchewan Regional Plan, Phase 2 consultations

Initiative: 
South Saskatchewan Regional Plan, Phase 2 consultations
Deadline: 
30 Apr 2012

Deadline for input extended to April 30, 2012

See Information Bulletin

SSRP Phase 2 Consultation

Status: currently underway. The deadline for completion of the workbook has been extended to April 30, 2012. The previous deadline was December 19, 2011.

Advice

You can read the advice the South Saskatchewan Regional Advisory Council (RAC) provided to the government: Read more about Call for Input: South Saskatchewan Regional Plan, Phase 2 consultations

Media Release

Livingstone Landscape Wins Reprieve from Transmission Lines

In a highly significant decision, the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) yesterday refused permission to Altalink Management Ltd. to build a new transmission line in the pristine landscape of southwestern Alberta’s Livingstone Range. Read more about Livingstone Landscape Wins Reprieve from Transmission Lines

Media Release

Habitat focus needed for Alberta's caribou

Parks Canada’s newly-announced Southern Mountain Caribou Conservation Strategy, including a captive breeding and reintroduction program, will fail in Alberta without a stronger focus on habitat protection and restoration. Alberta Wilderness Association calls on federal and provincial governments to deal with the root cause of Alberta’s plummeting caribou populations: habitat destruction by human disturbance. Read more about Habitat focus needed for Alberta's caribou

Event

Alberta Land Stewardship Act: Digging Deeper (Webinar)

Nov 23 2011 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The Alberta Land Stewardship Act (ALSA), which provides the legal framework for the province’s new land use planning and management system, has been in effect for two years. During that time, a first regional plan has been released in draft form, with a second soon to follow, and the first ALSA regulations have been enacted. Read more about Alberta Land Stewardship Act: Digging Deeper (Webinar)

Media Release

Premier Redford Sticks to Her Campaign Promise, and Cancels Notorious “Potatogate” Land Sale

Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) is delighted to congratulate Premier Alison Redford on honouring her campaign commitment to scrap the notorious “Potatogate” public land sale.

A short Government of Alberta news release, October 19, 2011, announced: “Government cancelled the RFP after people expressed concerns that there was no public input into using a Request for Proposals and that there might be an impact on water and on the ranching community.” Read more about Premier Redford Sticks to Her Campaign Promise, and Cancels Notorious “Potatogate” Land Sale

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