Wilderness & Parks

Wilderness Lovers to Paint Calgary Tower

Alberta Wilderness Association

News Release: March 15, 2007

Fans of Alberta's wild places are getting ready to paint their passion on the walls of the Calgary Tower this March.

The Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) is hosting their 5th Annual Mural Competition, kickstarting promotion for this year's Climb & Run for Wilderness, the 16th annual Earth Day event that brought out over 1,000 people last year in support of Alberta's wild lands. Read more about Wilderness Lovers to Paint Calgary Tower

Canadian Military Facing Invasion At Suffield

Alberta Wilderness Association

News Release: March 14, 2007

Internal government documents reveal alien weeds at Canadian Forces Base Suffield threaten to overrun a federally protected wildlife area, and oil and gas activity is to blame for the spread of these invasive species, announced a coalition of environmental groups today. Read more about Canadian Military Facing Invasion At Suffield

Government Sacrifices Protected Grasslands to Coalbed Methane Without Public Consultation

Alberta Wilderness AssociationAlberta Native Plant Council

News Release: March 8, 2007

The Energy and Utilities Board (EUB) has given Pioneer Natural Resources approval to drill a coalbed methane well in one of Alberta's last remaining rough fescue grasslands and aspen parkland, the Rumsey Natural Area. Even though both are well-established stakeholders in Rumsey, neither Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) nor the Alberta Native Plant Council (ANPC) were contacted by government or the company. The groups are weighing what legal options they have to prevent the well from being drilled, including appealing the issuance of the well licence in the courts. Read more about Government Sacrifices Protected Grasslands to Coalbed Methane Without Public Consultation

Action Alert: Register for Provincial Oil Sands Consultations

Sierra Club of Canada

The Alberta Tar Sands are one of the biggest social and ecological challenges in North America, fueling climate change, destroying our Boreal Forest, and drying up our mighty rivers. Albertans will carry all the costs while the party moves South. The time to set a new vision for Alberta's Energy Policy is now! Join the Sierra Club in our call for a moratorium on new developments in Alberta's Tar sands and find out how you can help create an safe energy future that we can all live with!

There will be public hearings on the Tar sands Alberta in March and April that will define the future of our province and you need to be a part of them. Here is how! Read more about Action Alert: Register for Provincial Oil Sands Consultations

Encana Ignores CFB Suffield Rules and Damages Sensitive Wetlands at Suffield

Alberta Wilderness Association

News Release: March 7, 2007

Encana failed to follow the rules of Canadian Forces Base Suffield for protection of wetlands while drilling, a coalition of environmental groups has learned. The company drilled a well in a known wetland near the federally protected Suffield National Wildlife Area, and refused to remove it until given an ultimatum by the Base. The groups are asking the federal government to prohibit all new industrial activities in the Suffield National Wildlife Area. Read more about Encana Ignores CFB Suffield Rules and Damages Sensitive Wetlands at Suffield

Suffield Files Reveal Disturbing Story of Environmental Degradation, Non-Compliance by Energy Companies

News Release: February 28, 2007

Internal government documents regarding energy company EnCana's activities inside Canadian Forces Base Suffield, including a federally protected National Wildlife Area (NWA), reveal a disturbing story of environmental degradation and non-compliance, says a coalition of environmental groups. The groups are asking the federal government to prohibit all new industrial activities in the Suffield NWA. Read more about Suffield Files Reveal Disturbing Story of Environmental Degradation, Non-Compliance by Energy Companies

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