Wilderness & Parks

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Ecological Integrity May be the Loser in New Banff Park Management Plan

The primary mandate for Banff National Park - managing to maintain the park's ecological integrity - looks like receiving short shrift if a proposed new management plan goes ahead unchanged. Instead, a shift towards maximizing the "visitor experience" receives a much higher profile throughout the new draft plan.

Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) is calling for changes to the draft Banff National Park of Canada Management Plan to bring it back in line with the legally-required priority for National Parks: ecological integrity. The draft plan is currently going through an ill-defined public review period. Read more about Ecological Integrity May be the Loser in New Banff Park Management Plan

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New Alberta protected wilderness after 10 years?

Alberta opens door to first new protected wilderness in a decade
Edmonton -   For the first time in 10 years, the Alberta government is giving the green light to creating new protected wilderness areas in the province -- a move being welcomed by the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS). The region that will be affected is the Athabasca heartland, where oils sands developments threaten one of Alberta’s last strongholds of ecological integrity.

The province’s announcement last week gives the Lower Athabasca Regional Read more about New Alberta protected wilderness after 10 years?

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Advisory: Will Alberta’s Plan for Parks include Albertans’ priorities?


Monday, April 20th, 2009, at 9:30 am in Calgary, the Honourable Cindy Ady, Minister of Tourism, Parks and Recreation will be announcing the Alberta Government’s new policy for the province’s protected areas and parks – Alberta’s Plan for Parks.

It will set the direction for all of Alberta’s protected areas and parks for the next 10 years, including: Read more about Advisory: Will Alberta’s Plan for Parks include Albertans’ priorities?

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Budget Ignores Albertans' #1 Priority for Parks

A harbinger of imminent Parks Policy?

Edmonton — Albertans' number one priority for investment related to parks and recreation makes no ap­pearance in last week's provincial budget. That is why conservation groups are looking to the govern­ment's soon-to-be released new parks policy - Alberta's Plan for Parks - to address this major short­coming. This top priority is conspicuously absent from the provincial budget. Read more about Budget Ignores Albertans' #1 Priority for Parks

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Alberta’s Plan for Parks Veers Off Track

Alberta, Canada — The province's protected area watchdogs strongly support the Alberta Government's resolve to write and implement a new and much-needed parks policy in time for regional land-use planning. However, they are sounding the alarm because the current draft of Alberta's Plan for Parks does a poor job of accommodating what the majority of Albertans say they want for parks. Read more about Alberta’s Plan for Parks Veers Off Track

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Action Alert: Alberta's draft parks policy misses the mark

Now's the time to put it back on course

Sierra Club Chinook Group

Your letter will make a difference for the future of protected areas and parks in Alberta.  Please take five to ten minutes to write Premier Ed Stelmach, or if you live in Alberta, please write your MLA and send a copy to Cindy Ady, Tourism, Parks & Recreation Minister (addresses at end).

In your letter, please note that it is important for Alberta to have a policy and plan for protected areas and parks.

Ask that: Read more about Action Alert: Alberta's draft parks policy misses the mark

Event

CPAWS The Wild Gala

Feb 8 2009 - 2:00am

The Wild Gala is an elegant evening designed to honour the great outdoors, and to increase understanding and funds in support of the preservation of Alberta's precious wild spaces!

The evening features beautiful photography, the culmination of Capture the Wild Photography Contest, delicious food, exciting live and silent auction and incredible live entertainment by Zinour Fathoullin, a professional dancer, choreographer and artistic director performing traditional aboriginal throat singing. A fascinating keynote address will be delivered by Robert J.D. Page, Former Vice-President, Sustainable Developmentfor TransAlta and TransAlta Profesor of Environmental Management and Sustainability at the University of Calgary.

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Tickets: Individual Tickets $125; Reserve Table of 8 $1000 Read more about CPAWS The Wild Gala

Location

Big 4 Building, Hall A
Stampede Park
Calgary , AB

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