Wilderness & Parks

Event

Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan Workshop

Nov 7 2013 - 2:00am to 4:00am

From the CPAWS SAB website:

CPAWS is holding two Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan (SSRP) workshops for southern Albertans in order to:

  1. Provide an overview of the Draft SSRP and CPAWS' main concerns with the plan, and
  2. Provide you with a variety of ways to express your views on the Draft SSRP to the Government of Alberta, including writing a letter, attending a consultation session, or filling in a workbook
Read more about Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan Workshop>

Location

Bob Niven Training Centre
Canada Olympic Park
Calgary , AB
Event

2013 Martha Kostuch Annual Wilderness and Wildlife Lecture

Oct 26 2013 (All day)

With special guest speaker:

Lorraine Mitchelmore
President and Country Chair, Shell Canada Ltd.

Over much of the past century Alberta's natural environment has been caught in the grip of ever increasing resource extraction. Riches from Alberta's lands have economically benefited many here at home, nationally and internationally. But now there is growing recognition from within the province and from outside that Alberta cannot maintain its water and air quality, its arable soil base and its indigenous wildlife without major changes towards ecological sustainability. Alberta has literally raced into its present environmental predicament; now, in determining our future, how can AWA best bridge gaps and maintain forward momentum towards a goal of ecological sustainability? How will we best work with a variety of partners to secure a legacy of abundant native wildlife and natural wild spaces, of clean water and air, and the soil base we depend upon for food supply, all of these being integral parts of ecological stability? Read more about 2013 Martha Kostuch Annual Wilderness and Wildlife Lecture

Location

Alberta Wilderness Association
455 12 Street NW
Calgary
Event

Weavers Headwater Havens Conservation Report

Oct 2 2013 - 1:00am

Some of the best-known National and Provincial Parks in the world are set in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta. In the midst of international acclaim for these spectacular Parks, however, the area between them has been overlooked by all but a few. Read more about Weavers Headwater Havens Conservation Report

Location

Lebel Mansion Board Room
696 Kettles Street
Pincher Creek , AB
Media Release

Federal Government Considers Extra Protection for Grizzlies

Conservation Groups Point out Benefits of Proposed Protection

The federal government is considering an extra layer of legal protection for the country’s grizzly bears, a move supported by three Alberta-based conservation groups, including AWA.

In 2012, Canada’s Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife (COSEWIC) recommended, for the second time in a decade, that Canada’s grizzly population be designated as “Species of Special Concern” under the Species at Risk Act (SARA). Canadians have the opportunity to comment on this proposal until October 4th, 2013. Read more about Federal Government Considers Extra Protection for Grizzlies

Event

Wild West Gala

Sep 21 2013 (All day)

A Celebration of Wild Spaces and Wildlife in Alberta

2013-09-20 Wild West Gala

The 25th Annual Wild West Gala is a celebration of Alberta’s Wild spaces and Wildlife. It is a tradition of friends, colleagues, members and supporters enjoying a great meal and an evening filled with entertainment, conversation, auctions and plain good fun. Tickets are $110.00 for members and $125.00 for non-members. This event is a fundraiser for the Alberta Wilderness Association and is totally dependent on volunteers and sponsors from the Calgary area to present an evening to remember. Read more about Wild West Gala

Location

Red and White Club (North end of McMahon Stadium)
Calgary , AB
Event

AWA Tuesday Talk: Muskwa-Kechika - A Planning Success

Mar 6 2013 - 2:00am

with Wayne Sawchuk

Join Wayne Sawchuk, well known conservationist, logger, guide, horseman, photographer, author, wilderness explorer, and motivational speaker as he tells the story of this Northern Rockies wilderness. Decades of adventurous winter and summer work, travel, and expeditions in the wilderness of the Northern Rockies and the Muskwa-Kechika Management Area will unfold in this success story.

Cost: $5 Adults, $1 Children Read more about AWA Tuesday Talk: Muskwa-Kechika - A Planning Success

Location

Hillhurst Room, AWA Office
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB
Media Release

Stop Alberta Energy Leases in Threatened Little Smoky Caribou Range

In violation of Alberta’s 2011 woodland caribou policy that places an immediate priority on maintaining caribou habitat, Alberta Energy plans auctions of new oil and gas leases within the Little Smoky caribou range on February 7, March 7 and April 25, 2013. This herd’s habitat is already 95% disturbed, according to Environment Canada. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) has issued an open letter to Alberta’s Energy Minister urging him to defer these lease sales as a step towards responsible habitat management for this herd at imminent risk of local extinction. Read more about Stop Alberta Energy Leases in Threatened Little Smoky Caribou Range

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

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