Wilderness & Parks

CPAWS Northern Alberta AGM

Sep 26 2018 - 6:00pm

CPAWS Northern Alberta is hosting its AGM. If you are a member or a supporter of the chapter, please join Staff and the Board of Directors for the evening to learn more about their activities over the last year, and their plans for the future!

The Event is FREE!
Please RSVP to Kecia Kerr at [email protected] or call 780-328-3780.

Location

Main Floor Meeting Room, CKUA Radio Building
9804 Jasper Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB

Proposal to Reclassify and Expand Twin River Heritage Rangeland Natural Area

Initiative: 
Proposal to Reclassify and Expand Twin River Heritage Rangeland Natural Area
Deadline: 
30 Sep 2018

Alberta Environment and Parks is seeking input from the public and stakeholders on the proposed reclassification and expansion of the Twin River Heritage Rangeland Natural Area (Twin River HRNA). Twin River HRNA is located in southern Alberta, approximately 10 km west of the Town of Milk River and currently protects over 19,000 hectares (47,000 acres) of grassland within the Milk River Ridge. 

Alberta Moves on Protection for Native Grasslands in Milk River Ridge

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Milk River Ridge Grassland Photo

Milk River Ridge Grassland. Photo: Alberta Wilderness Association

Yesterday, the Alberta government released a proposal to expand the Twin River Heritage Rangeland Natural Area in order to protect a significant piece of Alberta’s endangered grasslands. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) is relieved to finally see concrete steps towards protection of a critical piece of Alberta’s native grasslands, which has been on government books awaiting protection for years. AWA remains concerned about ongoing potential threats to this landscape from oil and gas exploration.

Public Lands: The Next Target for Alberta’s Renewable Energy Land Rush?

Will the Government of Alberta allow industrial scale wind and solar farms on public lands? Since early June Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) has posed this question several times to the provincial government. AWA is still waiting for an answer.

The dramatic expansion of big wind and big solar projects now underway must not take place at the expense of our threatened native grasslands, parklands, and foothills. AWA believes Alberta needs a public lands policy that explicitly addresses the renewable energy sector.

Night Out on the North Saskatchewan

Sep 22 2018 - 12:00am

Edmonton's beautiful North Saskatchewan River Valley is the longest contiguous urban green space in North America! Celebrate the Wonder and the History hidden in our Edmonton gem!

Location

Beverly Heights Community Hall
4209 111 Avenue NW
T5W 0K3 Edmonton , AB

AWA Hike: Fall Whaleback

Sep 22 2018 - 12:00am

With AWA Volunteer Nick Pink, and Conservation Specialists Nissa Petterson and Grace Wark

The Whaleback is one of the most spectacular Montane landscapes and boasts incredible diversity.

Cost: $25 AWA Members/ $50 Non-members
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Gain: Gentle
Estimated duration of hike: 8 hours including a lovely lunch break

Meeting point details distributed the week before to registered hikers

Location

The Whaleback , AB

AWA Hike: Sandhills and Horse Lake

Sep 21 2018 - 12:00am

With Heinz Unger and AWA Conservation Specialist, Joanna Skrajny

A full day hike in the Ghost River Forest reserve west of Calgary.

After hiking through a partially cleared forest, the “Sandhills” are reached. They are a unique feature in the foothills ridges with some areas covered by bare sand only. Further beyond are extensive wetlands and a small lake in an area frequented by wild horses.

Location

Ghost River Forest Reserve , AB

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