Wilderness & 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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CPAWS Chapter Meeting: Borealis — a wilderness adventure movie

Dec 9 2008 - 2:00am

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society — Calgary/Banff Chapter

'Borealis' follows Frank Wolf and Taku Hokoyama as they canoe 3,100 km through the remote Boreal forest of Manitoba and Ontario during the summer of 2007. Their 75-day odyssey provides the context for an intimate look into the current environmental and social issues facing the region and its people.
Read more about CPAWS Chapter Meeting: Borealis — a wilderness adventure movie

Location

City of Calgary Outdoor Resource Centre
1111 Memorial Drive NW
Calgary , AB
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The Big Wild Celebration

Nov 25 2008 - 2:00am

Don't Miss The Big Wild Celebration!

Delicious free eats, captivating tales, and inspiration for your next wilderness adventure.

Hosted by CPAWS Northern Alberta & Mountain Equipment Coop (MEC) Edmonton

Join us for a party at MEC, celebrating Albertans who have dedicated their wilderness adventures to the Big Wild. Haven't taken a Big Wild Challenge? Have no idea what it is? Well now is the perfect time to learn all about it! Recent participants will share their experiences through photos and anecdotes, including tales from the Epic Challenge: Jasper National Park and Wapta Icefields.

Everyone is welcome, the event is free and will be catered. For more information please call CPAWS at 780-432-0967 or email us at [email protected] Read more about The Big Wild Celebration

Location

MEC Edmonton Store
12328 102 Avenue
Edmonton , AB
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Environmental Coalition Launches Suffield Video Days before Hearing

Southern Alberta Group for the EnvironmentFederation of Alberta NaturalistsAlberta Wilderness AssociationNature CanadaGrasslands NaturalistsNature Saskatchewan

Calgary (October 2, 2008) - The high-profile hearing for EnCana's application for a large shallow gas project in the Suffield National Wildlife Area (NWA) will begin in Calgary on Monday, October 6. Today the Suffield Coalition - seven conservation groups opposing the application - launched a three-minute videhighlighting EnCana's poor environmental record in the area and pointing tthe danger tSuffield's rare grassland ecosystem. The video, entitled "Suffield National Wildlife Area - Defending a Grassland Treasure," can be viewed on the Alberta Wilderness Association website (www.AlbertaWilderness.ca). Read more about Environmental Coalition Launches Suffield Video Days before Hearing

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Alberta’s Provinical Parks Framework Needs Your Input

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society — Northern Alberta Chapter
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society — Calgary/Banff Chapter

October 10 Deadline

Currently, the Government of Alberta is rewriting the rules that will guide the creation and management of Provincial Parks and Protected Areas into the future.

CPAWS has been consulted on the draft Parks Planning Framework and is alarmed to find that:

  • The primary purpose of parks in environmental protection and conservation has been almost completely ignored in the draft framework and
  • There is no goal to either expand or complete Alberta’s Protected Areas system.

Please help us get it back on track— the deadline for comments on the draft Parks Planning Framework is October 10th. Read more about Alberta’s Provinical Parks Framework Needs Your Input

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