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Time for parks & protected areas as an election issue

Press Release - Feb. 11, 2007
Sierra Club of Canada

Calgary - The Speech from the Throne acknowledged that Albertans are worried about the province's natural environment, so it's highly likely that the Sierra Club of Canada (SCC) is not alone in saying it's about time that the need for new protected areas and parks has been raised by the parties in the election; the most recent announcement being today's by the Progressive Conservatives. Read more about Time for parks & protected areas as an election issue

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Evergreen: Community Greening Grants Available

Evergreen

We are pleased to announce that our Common Grounds Grant Program will be accepting proposals for the Wal-Mart – Evergreen Grant Program this spring. The deadline for applications is Friday February 29th, 2008. You will find our Spring 2008 guidelines and application forms for the Wal-Mart – Evergreen Green Grants at www.Evergreen.ca under Common Grounds. Read more about Evergreen: Community Greening Grants Available

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Conservation Groups Call for Release of Habitat Report, Parks and Funding to Save Grizzlies

Alberta Wilderness AssociationDefenders of Wildlife CanadaCPAWS — Northern AlbertaFederation of Alberta NaturalistsNatural Resources Defense CouncilJasper Environmental AssociationWest Athabasca Bioregional SocietySierra Club of Canada

Media Release For Immediate Release: Oct. 24, 2007

Calgary — Local and national conservation organizations are calling on Alberta's Sustainable Development Minister, Ted Morton, to release the scientists' report outlining core grizzly habitat areas to his Grizzly Bear Recovery Team and the public. To make up for the five years of lost time during the protracted recovery planning process, they are asking Morton and the Minister of Tourism, Parks, Recreation and Culture, Hector Goudreau, to quickly move on establishing three wildland parks, which encompass core grizzly habitat long known to be important to the bears' future and which have already gone through various assessment and review processes. Read more about Conservation Groups Call for Release of Habitat Report, Parks and Funding to Save Grizzlies

Survey of the Suffield National Wildlife Area

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With an area of 2,690 km2, CFB Suffield is one of the largest blocks of unplowed grassland remaining in Prairie Canada, roughly one half the size of Prince Edward Island. Undisturbed grasslands, sand hills, river breaks and wetlands are refuge to an army of plants, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and insects currently exceeding 1,100 known species, 14 of which are listed as species at risk in Canada.

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