Wilderness & Parks

Media Release

Survey: Albertans want more wilderness protected

(Calgary, Alberta) — A first-ever survey of Albertans' outdoor activities and values toward recreation and wilderness shows that 76% of adult Albertans regularly participate in outdoor recreation, 86% of adult Albertans would prioritize non-motorized recreation in wilderness areas (vs. motorized recreation, such as ATVs, off-highway vehicles, dirt bikes and motorboats) and88% of Albertans want government to set aside more wilderness where human activity is minimal. Read more about Survey: Albertans want more wilderness protected

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ELC Report—Conservation Directives: an unknown and untested tool

The Environmental Law Centre has published their report "Conservation Directives: Alberta's unknown and untested conservation tool":

When we think of protecting Alberta’s landscapes there are a variety of tools that are quite well understood and used: parks on public land, conservation easements on private land.  The Alberta Land Stewardship Act (ALSA) greatly added to the conservation tool box by providing a variety of legal mechanisms to plan and manage for conservation purposes.

Read more about ELC Report—Conservation Directives: an unknown and untested tool
Event

Wine & Wilderness (proceeds support Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition)

Nov 27 2015 - 1:00am to 4:00am

Wine & Wilderness is your chance to sample some premium wine and craft beer samples, get your name in for a door prize ($50 CrossIron Mills gift certificate), receive a discount on your Christmas wine purchases, and...most importantly...toast the great outdoors and celebrate our love of trees, water, bugs, mountains and all those big animals we like to see from a distance! Read more about Wine & Wilderness (proceeds support Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition)

Location

5 Vines Wine, Craft Beer & Spirits
215 12 Avenue SE
Calgary , AB
Event

Film Screening: Hadwin's Judgement

Nov 19 2015 - 2:00am

The National Film Board of Canada
is proud to present the Edmonton premiere of

HADWIN’S JUDGEMENT

Written and directed by Sasha Snow
Inspired by the book The Golden Spruce written by John Vaillant
With Doug Chapman as Grant Hadwin

Wednesday, November 18

7:00 p.m.
Metro Cinema
Read more about Film Screening: Hadwin's Judgement

Location

Metro Cinema—Garneau Theatre
8712 109 Street NW
Edmonton , AB
Event

2015 Martha Kostuch Annual Wilderness and Wildlife Lecture

Nov 21 2015 - 1:00am

With special guest lecturer Sid Marty:

“Banned in Alberta and other tales from the conservation trenches”

Sid will offer an arrest by arrest account of the Castle logging protest action in 2012.

If time permits, he will include a few entertaining excerpts from his published works.

Wilderness Defenders Awards will be presented to Sid Marty and Gordon Petersen. Both of these gentlemen are known as naturalists, each of them working and making a difference in different corners of Alberta to help others learn and know more about wild Alberta and our natural world.

A Great Gray Owl Award will be presented to Bob Blaxley – a knowledgeable, inspiring volunteer who share his passions through excellent leadership and storytelling. Read more about 2015 Martha Kostuch Annual Wilderness and Wildlife Lecture

Location

AWA Hillhurst Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB
Call for Input

Call for Papers: Wilderness, Wildlife and Human Interactions

Initiative: 
Wilderness, Wildlife and Human Interaction Conference (Call for Papers)
Deadline: 
4 Dec 2015

Cochrane, Alberta Canada
March 5 & 6, 2016

The Theme of the Conference is Wilderness Wildlife and Human Interaction. It is set intentionally broad so all aspects of wilderness and human interaction (preserving our indigenous wildlife, economic, cultural, research, conservation past and present, the management of landscape domestic and wild, achievable goals) can be included. This Conference’s intention is also to explore new perspectives aimed at generating a Plan B focused on examining and creating innovative methods of moving from current economic and environmental stalemate and conflict to sustainability and a healthy planet. Only our imaginations set the limits! Read more about Call for Papers: Wilderness, Wildlife and Human Interactions

Media Release

Conservation groups in court to defend Jasper National Park from further commercial development

Approval of concept plan to add overnight commercial accommodation at Maligne Lake threatens park protection, groups say

EDMONTON — Conservation groups are in court today to challenge Parks Canada’s approval of a concept plan to build overnight commercial accommodations at Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park, alleging that it would undermine the law and set a dangerous precedent for protection of Canada’s national parks. Read more about Conservation groups in court to defend Jasper National Park from further commercial development

Event

Launch of the Conservation Blueprint for Northern Alberta & AGM

Oct 22 2015 - 12:30am

Join CPAWS Northern Alberta as we launch our Conservation Blueprint for Northern Alberta and conduct our Annual General Meeting!

You will be able to purchase your very own copy of the Conservation Blueprint at the event!

There will be a cash bar, free hors d'oeuvres, and some AMAZING silent auction items, including:

  • 1 round trip flight for 2 courtesy of WestJet!
  • 2 beautiful Robert Bateman prints courtesy of Alberta Parks!
  • Gift cards and items from Craft Beer Market, Evoolution, Track N Trail, Audrey's Books, and MORE!
Read more about Launch of the Conservation Blueprint for Northern Alberta & AGM>

Location

Yellowhead Brewery
10229 105 Street NW
Edmonton , AB
Event

CPAWS Conservation Presentation Night

Oct 20 2015 - 1:30am

Come learn about Alberta's:

  • Birds
  • Caribou
  • Climate Change
  • Forest Health
  • Fisheries

… and CPAWS' own Conservation Blueprint of Northern Alberta!

  Read more about CPAWS Conservation Presentation Night

Location

800 - 10025 106 Street NW (Baker Centre)
Edmonton , AB
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AWA Submission on Castle Provincial Park and Wildland Provincial Park Management Planning

In response to the Government of Alberta's announcement of enhanced protection for the Castle area, and Alberta Parks' subsequent call for comments , the Alberta Wilderness Association has posted their submssion:

We know that truly protecting the Castle as a keystone piece of Alberta’s biodiversity mosaic requires comprehensive management plans and regulatory enforcement. AWA is seriously concerned that with the initial information we have from Alberta Environment and Parks, the designation exemplifies when a park is not a park.The protection outlined in early September is more symbolic than substantive.

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