Wilderness & Parks

Alberta Conservationists Applaud Bighorn Wildland Park Designation

EDMONTON – Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) Northern and Southern Alberta chapters along with Paddle Alberta celebrate the announcement that the Government of Alberta intends to create a new park system that includes a large wildland provincial park. Read More

Fire Storm: How Wildfire will Shape our Future

Nov 20 2018 - 7:00pm

Please join us at 7pm on Tuesday November 20 at the University of Alberta to hear the acclaimed writer Ed Struzik talk about his latest book “Firestorm: How Wildfire will Shape our Future.” Ed, who also is a Fellow of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy at Queen’s University and a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Arctic Resources Committee, will outline why he believes a radically different approach to managing wildfire is needed in this era of global warming. Read More

Location

Room BUS 2-9
Business Building, University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB

Report: The Economic Impact of Restoring Woodland Caribou Habitat in the Bistcho and Yates Ranges in Northwestern Alberta

From the Alberta Wilderness Association website:

The following report by eminent natural resource economist Dr. Thomas Michael Power found that managing lands for woodland caribou recovery can grow the economy in the Bistcho-Yates caribou range lands of northwest Alberta. The October 2018 report was commissioned by Alberta Wilderness Association, David Suzuki Foundation and Harmony Foundation to evaluate a caribou restoration economy.

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Caribou recovery can grow economy in northwest Alberta’s Bistcho-Yates ranges

Managing lands for woodland caribou recovery can grow the economy in the Bistcho-Yates caribou range lands of northwest Alberta, eminent natural resource economist Dr. Thomas Michael Power found in an October 2018 report evaluating a caribou restoration economy. The report was commissioned by Alberta Wilderness Association, David Suzuki Foundation and Harmony Foundation. Read More

2018 Martha Kostuch Wilderness and Wildlife Trust Fund Lecture

Nov 23 2018 - 6:00pm

Being responsible and realistic
A vision for Alberta East Slope Trout streams

with Dr. Michael G. Sullivan

AWA’s Wilderness and Wildlife Trust Lecture and Awards

AWA’s Annual Wilderness and Wildlife Lecture is an opportunity to present the ideas of researchers in a field related to conservation of wilderness that will inspire and challenge AWA to seek new directions and ways to increase its effectiveness. AWA is proud to present these lectures in pursuit of its mission “Defending Wild Alberta through Awareness and Action.”  Martha Kostuch was an expert in consensus-based decision making her work helped join groups that traditionally might not have worked together. She sought ways to make the system work so we could move forward. AWA has honoured her legacy and her memory by naming our annual lecture the Martha Kostuch Annual Wilderness and Wildlife Lecture. Read More

Location

AWA Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB

Call for Statements of Concern: Castle Mountain Resort expansion

Initiative: 
Castle Mountain Resort Future Development
Deadline: 
16 Nov 2018

Castle Mountain Resort is currently a winter ski and snowboard resort in the MD of Pincher Creek #9 on the NE 24-04-04 W5M, which is public land held under a license of occupation (DLO). Castle Mountain Resort Inc. is proposing to add summer activities, increase the winter activities and develop additional base area facilities to accommodate a larger number of visitors. Read More

Plan Needed for Alberta’s Protected Areas

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The hike to Three Isle Lake. Photo: J. Skrajny

The hike to Three Isle Lake. Photo: J. Skrajny

Protecting 17 percent of Alberta’s wilderness by 2020, as part of international commitments under Aichi Target 11, is a commitment the province of Alberta made in 2010. To date, plans for how Alberta will meet the target have not been released. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) supports the government’s commitment and believes the protection of representative landscapes throughout the province is long overdue. Read More

2018 Edmonton Autumn Splendour

Oct 16 2018 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Join AWA at the Royal Glenora Club to celebrate Alberta’s wild spaces; featuring a presentation about AWA’s Public Lands and Wild Spaces Campaign. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, grab a drink at our cash bar, participate in our silent auction and meet with AWA Staff, new friends and old!
Tickets: $50 members/$75 non-members

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Location

Royal Glenora Club
11160 River Valley Road NW
Edmonton , AB

More Than 21,000 Albertans Show Support for New Wildland Provincial Park

EDMONTON – To date, 21,781 letters and petition signatures have been delivered to the office of the Honourable Shannon Phillips, Alberta’s Minister of Environment and Parks, asking her to designate the Bighorn Backcountry as a Wildland Provincial Park.

The messages of support have been collected by Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) and Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) Northern Alberta through the Love Your Headwaters Campaign, ongoing since early 2017. Read More

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