Wilderness & Parks

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Music for the Wild: Robbie & Will with guests Blue Rambler

Nov 25 2012 - 2:00am

Robbie & Will (Robbie Bankes, Will Lynch and Brigitte Ouellet) return to the Music for the Wild for the third time. They have left our audiences dazzled and delighted with their wonderfully skilled playing and their great sprit on stage. They play a mix of Celtic and folk music with élan using guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, accordions and fiddle.

The opening act is Blue Rambler (Don Gowan, Murray Little & George Campbell). Blue Rambler plays blues and swing tempered with a bit of folk and old country songs. Read more about Music for the Wild: Robbie & Will with guests Blue Rambler

Location

AWA Hillhurst Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB
Event

AWA Tuesday Talk: Our Journey – Courtesy of the Great Divide Trail

Nov 6 2012 - 7:00am

Join Dan Wallace and Wayne Marshall as they share their friendship and adventures (from 1995 to present) via the (Alberta) Great Divide Trail.  From backpacking to motorhome to a camp, from hiking to biking to a four-wheel drive, from fly-fishing to caving to someone moving the trail (actually they were lost), from Friends to brush clearing and bridge building on one of Alberta’s more unique and remote trails.

$5 Adults, $1 Children Read more about AWA Tuesday Talk: Our Journey – Courtesy of the Great Divide Trail

Location

Hillhurst Room
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

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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
Media Release

Just $20 per Truckload of Non-merchantable Timber for Castle Clearcut Trees

Pincher Creek, AB - Twenty dollars. That’s how much grizzly bear habitat and trout spawning streams are worth to the Alberta Government. Twenty dollars is the amount of money that the Alberta government receives in royalties for each truckload of non-merchantable timber removed from the Castle. Read more about Just $20 per Truckload of Non-merchantable Timber for Castle Clearcut Trees

Media Release

Castle Logging Decision Ignored Fish & Wildlife, and Alberta Public

Details Revealed in Newly-released Freedom of Information Documents

ALBERTA - Newly-released documents reveal that the Alberta government’s decision to go ahead with deeply unpopular clearcut logging in the Castle Special Place, west of Pincher Creek, Alberta – despite widespread public opposition – was made by Forestry staff in a seeming vacuum. Fish and Wildlife staff were given minimal opportunity for input, and documents show that input was ignored. Extensive public opposition to the logging, which saw rallies, a protest camp and even arrests, was also discounted. Read more about Castle Logging Decision Ignored Fish & Wildlife, and Alberta Public

Media Release

One of Alberta's Last Remaining Wilderness Gems Desperately in Need of Protection

Extreme trail erosion, due to high water levels and unsustainable levels of motorized recreational activity, has preempted the closure of some parts of the Bighorn Backcountry to motorized users. Current levels of damage and degradation are so extreme it is hard to imagine the trails will be usable for the 2012 season. Read more about One of Alberta's Last Remaining Wilderness Gems Desperately in Need of Protection

Media Release

Canadians Willing To Make Sacrifices to Recover Caribou in our National Parks: New Parks Canada Report

Canadians support renewed efforts to recover Threatened caribou in our Mountain National Parks – and we are willing to make sacrifices to allow that recovery to take place. This is one of the significant findings from a newly released Parks Canada report, Conservation Strategy for Southern Mountain Caribou: What we Heard.

In November 2011, a draft Conservation Strategy was released, and the Canadian public were asked to provide comments. Around 150 individuals and organizations obliged, and their responses are summarized in the new What We Heard document. Read more about Canadians Willing To Make Sacrifices to Recover Caribou in our National Parks: New Parks Canada Report

Media Release

Canada's Declining Bird Populations Warrant Urgent Conservation Action

Almost half of all (44%) of all bird species found in Canada have experienced population declines since 1970 according to a recently released report on the state of Canada’s birds. Of particular concern, populations of grasslands birds have declined by 45% on average since 1970. Read more about Canada's Declining Bird Populations Warrant Urgent Conservation Action

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