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Call for Papers: Parks for Tomorrow 2008

Parks for Tomorrow 2008 - Conference on Parks and Protected Areas
May 8-13 2008 in Calgary, Alberta Canada

http://www.parks4tomorrow.ucalgary.ca


Call for papers

The Departments for Geography, History, and the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary are pleased to invite paper proposals for "Canadian Parks for Tomorrow 2008". Submissions are strongly encouraged from interdisciplinary backgrounds that address conservation and management issues from different angles, including — but not limited to — geography, environmental sciences, political science, biology, sociology, history, economics and law. Read more about Call for Papers: Parks for Tomorrow 2008

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Boreal Market News Volume 5; Issue 8

August 23, 2007 Published by CPAWS – Northern Alberta Chapter

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1. Activists & Student Leaders Challenge Sears/Lands' End to Clean Up Catalog Production or Face Nationwide Protests

Sears/Lands’ End, with catalog offerings including Sears, Land’s End and the recently acquired K-Mart, ranks among the top catalog producers in North America. Their estimated 420 million catalogs produced annually currently contain almost no recycled content and are made from trees sourced from endangered regions in the Boreal Forests of Canada including West Fraser Hinton. The activists, who came together last weekend near Chicago for a summit coordinated by ForestEthics, have vowed to launch a nationwide campaign within 30 days if Sears/Lands End doesn’t adopt responsible paper standards. Read more about Boreal Market News Volume 5; Issue 8

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Music for the Headwaters in support of the Andy Russell I’tai sah kòp Wildland Park

Hosted by: Sierra Club of Canada, Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition, Southern Alberta Community of Environmental Educators and Southern Alberta Youth for Environmental Education

Sponsored by: The Calgary Foundation, City of Lethbridge, Stepping Stone Cabins Bed & Breakfast

Friday, Sept. 14, 2007
Lethbridge University Theatre
  • James Keelaghan
  • Lesley Schatz
  • John Wort Hannam
  • Sid Marty
  • Simone Smith
Friday, Sept. 28, 2007
Calgary Orpheus Theatre at SAIT
  • Connie Kaldor
  • David Wilkie & Cowboy Celtic
  • Sid Marty
  • Simone Smith

With Grizzly Country film clips introduced by the family of Andy Russell.
Doors open 6:30 pm with Silent Auction & Displays. Concert 7:30 pm

Tickets: advance $25, at door $30 (General Admission)
https://getinvolved.sierraclub.ca/andy-russell/tickets.php Read more about Music for the Headwaters in support of the Andy Russell I’tai sah kòp Wildland Park

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New Website Uncovers Alberta's 'Dirty Secrets'

Albertans worried about how their public resources and lands are being managed now have a way to document their concerns. The Federation of Alberta Naturalists and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society Northern Alberta have been made aware of a new website that offers to post information on the destructive practices of industry in Alberta. The site is called Alberta's Dirty Secrets (http://www.albertasdirtysecret.com/) and serves as a moderated open forum for the posting of information and personal stories documenting the impacts of forestry and oil and gas activities, on the landscapes of Alberta. There are already some secrets posted — check it out. Read more about New Website Uncovers Alberta's 'Dirty Secrets'

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CPAWS Calgary/Banff Releases Documentary Video on Banff's Highway Wildlife Crossings

CPAWS Calgary/Banff

July 9, 2007, Calgary - The Calgary/Banff Chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is pleased to announce the release of the documentary video Shooting the Gap: Wildlife and the Trans-Canada Highway in Banff National Park. It is an examination of Banff's experiment in reducing wildlife mortality and enhancing connectivity for wildlife across the Trans-Canada Highway through fencing the highway from adjacent habitat, and providing a series of overpasses and underpasses across the highway. Read more about CPAWS Calgary/Banff Releases Documentary Video on Banff's Highway Wildlife Crossings

Film screening and panel discussion: What does the Mackenzie Gas Project mean for Alberta?

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The Mackenzie River is Canada’s wildest big river, flowing through 1800 kilometers of globally important forests and tundra.The Mackenzie is now threatened by Canada’s biggest natural gas pipeline project ever. If it proceeds, the Mackenzie Gas Project will trigger the transformation of the region from largely intact wilderness to industrial landscape.

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CPAWS Summer Activity Nights

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society and Mountain Equipment Co-op are teaming up to present summer Activity Nights - July 18 & August 15.

7:00 pm at Victoria Park Picnic Shelter #2 – accessible from the parking lot for the Victoria skating oval off of River Valley Road. There is bus access using the #130 – exit the bus halfway down the hill that connects 116 St and Groat Road. From there it is a short walk down the stairs and around the golf course.

Cost: FREE Read more about CPAWS Summer Activity Nights

CPAWS Summer Activity Night: Meet Your Neighbours

Description:
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society and Mountain Equipment Co-op are teaming up to present summer Activity Nights.7:00 pm at Victoria Park Picnic Shelter #2 – accessible from the parking lot for the Victoria skating oval off of River Valley Road. There is bus access using the #130 – exit the bus halfway down the hill that connects 116 St and Groat Road. From there it is a short walk down the stairs and around the golf course.Cost: FREE

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