Wilderness & Parks

Media Release

Replace spin with conservation action in international Crown of Continent say conservation groups

Pincher Creek & Calgary: Sierra Club Canada and the Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition are maintaining that while it is important to have the Alberta Sustainable Resource Development’s Parliamentary Assistant, Evan Berger, representing the government today at the international Crown of the Continent Round Table in Polson, Montana, the province needs to replace its spin with actual conservation action, instead of the actions thwarting conservation in Alberta’s portion of the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem.  Read more about Replace spin with conservation action in international Crown of Continent say conservation groups

Media Release

Motorized Access Levels in the Ghost Too High for Grizzlies

 Motorized access density in southern Alberta’s Ghost Watershed is more than three times that officially recorded by the Alberta government, and more than four times the maximum recommended in the province’s Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan says a new report released August 8. Motorized access levels in bear habitat strongly correspond to high mortality rates for grizzly bears. Read more about Motorized Access Levels in the Ghost Too High for Grizzlies

Media Release

International pressure mounting to protect Alberta’s Castle wilderness

Clearcut logging threatens Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park

CALGARY — The international conservation community warns that Alberta’s population of grizzly bears is in increasingly dire straits in the Castle wilderness just north of the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. As a result, clear-cut logging slated for the Castle this summer is receiving international scrutiny. Read more about International pressure mounting to protect Alberta’s Castle wilderness

Media Release

Thumbs-up to Wildland Park for Castle and logging it panned by adjacent residents

Calgary & Lethbridge: A “vast majority” of residents living around the Castle Special Place favor creation of a Wildland Park there and oppose logging inside it, a new survey by The Praxis Group of Calgary shows. The Castle, technically called the Castle Special Management Area and one of the province's 81 designated Special Place protected areas, is located between Waterton Lakes National Park and the Crowsnest Pass, within Alberta’s portion of the international Crown of the Continent ecosystem and geotourism area.  Read more about Thumbs-up to Wildland Park for Castle and logging it panned by adjacent residents

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Southern land-use plan falls short of public expectations on Castle protection

Lethbridge — South Saskatchewan Regional Advisory Council (RAC) recommendations to continue development on land also identified as conservation management areas doesn’t go far enough to protect the Castle Special Place, says a spokesman for the group that submitted a 2009 proposal to the Alberta government.  The Castle Special Place Working Group recommended increasing the Castle’s protection to the level of Alberta’s other “Special Place” protected areas. Read more about Southern land-use plan falls short of public expectations on Castle protection

Event

20th Annual Climb & Run for Wilderness

Apr 16 2011 - 6:00am

Climb and Run for Wilderness is Alberta Wilderness Association's annual Earth Day event at the Calgary Tower. This event provides you the unique opportunity to climb the 802 stairs inside the Calgary Tower. The day is filled with entertainment, including an outstanding Wild Alberta Expo where you can learn more about Alberta's wilderness, wildlife and wild waters. You will have a terrific time and be eligible for outstanding prizes. Read more about 20th Annual Climb & Run for Wilderness

Location

Calgary Tower
Calgary , AB

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