Wilderness & Parks

Alberta Could Choose Habitat Recovery Plan, Instead More Lease Sales in Endangered Mountain Caribou Ranges are Planned

The Alberta government has posted new energy leases for sale in the same endangered mountain caribou range in west central Alberta where it cancelled lease sales on March 6. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) asks the Alberta government for consistent decisions to recover Redrock-Prairie Creek and Narraway mountain caribou, and to adopt the principles of the Alberta Conservation Association (ACA) 2012 proposal for Redrock-Prairie Creek caribou range management. Read More

Co-op Community Spaces Program

Deadline: 
15 May 2015

As Western Canadians, we have to make the most of every chance we get to go outside and enjoy the parks, playgrounds, community gardens and other spaces that bring us together.

Co-op Community Spaces has been developed to help protect, beautify and improve spaces across Western Canada. In keeping with our ongoing commitment to invest in the communities we serve, Co-op will contribute up to $1 million annually to help support projects that improve the places Canadians meet, play, learn and share. Read More

CPAWS Northern Alberta Volunteer Pub Night

Mar 6 2015 - 1:00am

From CPAWS Northern Alberta:

CPAWS Northern Alberta encourages everyone interested in our work or in volunteering for our chapter to come on out to our monthly Volunteer Pub Nights! 

On the first Thursday of each month, join CPAWS Northern Alberta at its office to learn about a campaign we’re working on, and then we’ll all head over to Kelly’s Pub (10156-104 Street) for a pint. 

Join us March 5th at 6 pm at the Baker Centre, 10025 106 St. NW, Unit 800, to learn about our Caribou & You campaign! We’ll be at the pub by 7 pm. 

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Locations

CPAWS Office
800 - 10025 106 Street NW (Baker Centre)
Edmonton , AB
Kelly's Pub
10156 104 Street NW
Edmonton , AB

AWA Edmonton Talk: Jamaica — Blue Mountain Trek

Mar 6 2015 - 2:00am

Wilderness Around the World Speaker Series Presents…

JAMAICA: Blue Mountain Trek

by Heinz Unger

Heinz will talk about trekking in Jamaica’s Blue & John Crow Mountains National Park, including a sunrise hike up Blue Mountain Peak (2,465 m). This national park north and east of Kingston was established in 1992 and covers 780 km2

Cost: FREE (Donations will be accepted at the door, any donation over $20 will receive a tax receipt) Read More

Location

Jackson Power & Electric Ltd.
9744 60 Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB

AWA Edmonton Talk: Bhutan – A Spectacular Journey

Feb 13 2015 - 2:00am

Wilderness Around the World Speaker Series Presents…

BHUTAN:  A Sp​ectacular Journey

by Geoff Holroyd

Bhutan, the land of official happiness and the dragon, is sandwiched between China (Tibet) and India. Enjoy this trek along the main range of the Himalayas through Jigme Dorji National Park. Butter tea will be served after the presentation. Read More

Location

Jackson Power & Electric Ltd.
9744 60 Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB

Alberta’s Caribou under Growing Threat: CPAWS’ Annual Caribou Report

EDMONTON — In its second annual review of governments' efforts to conserve Canada's boreal caribou, CPAWS (the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society) finds that threats from industrial development to boreal woodland caribou have continued to increase while conservation and restoration efforts have shown little progress across the country. Read More

Logging Threatens Caribou and Other Sensitive Species in Iconic Wilderness Park, Highlights Need for Willmore Management Plan

Approved and proposed logging operations immediately outside the boundary of the Willmore Wilderness Provincial Park will place  unacceptable pressure on endangered and sensitive wildlife within the park. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) calls on the Alberta government to halt logging in endangered west central caribou ranges and implement a long overdue comprehensive management plan for Willmore. Read More

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