Wilderness & Parks

Bighorn Ram Ridge Hike

Jul 20 2019 - 10:00am

Offering breathtaking views of the Foothills to the east and the Ram River Valley, Ram Ridge is a wonderful piece of wilderness within Bighorn Country. The lush meadows below the exposed ridge provide the canvas for many beautiful wildflowers, and provide habitat for Bighorn sheep, grizzly bears, elk and countless bird species such as yellow-rumped warblers and spruce grouse. The Bighorn Country is an integral part of Alberta’s wilderness, serving as a migration corridor for many wildlife species, and is critical to the headwater security for the North Saskatchewan River. Read more about Bighorn Ram Ridge Hike

Location

Ram Ridge , AB

Plateau Mountain Stewardship Hike

Jun 25 2019 - 9:30am

First established as a Natural Area in 1971, the Plateau Mountain Ecological Reserve is the southernmost tip of Kananaskis Country, and represents a geologically and biologically distinct mountain ecosystem within Alberta. The summit of Plateau Mountain provides spectacular views of the montane meadows filled with wildflowers, in addition to Eastern slopes to the west and the prairie to the east. Read more about Plateau Mountain Stewardship Hike

Location

Plateau Mountain , AB

Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition AGM, Lunch & Hike

May 25 2019 - 10:00am

Join Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition for our Annual General Meeting!

The AGM is on Saturday, May 25th from 10:00am - 12:00pm. Following a group discussion followed by lunch and a hike into the Castle Wildland Park led by Wendy Ryan, James Tweedie and Gord Petersen.

In addition to hearing about the last year, CCWC Board of Directors would like to hear from you! As part of our AGM, we invite you to be part of a group discussion to help shape the future of our advocacy and stewardship efforts. Read more about Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition AGM, Lunch & Hike

Location

Coalfields School Beaver Mines , AB

Edmonton Talk: Elk Island National Park

Apr 30 2019 - 7:00pm

Brian Eaton, Chairperson of Friends of Elk Island Society, will discuss the pleasures of and issues facing Elk Island National Park, Edmonton’s National Park.

  • Doors: 6:30 PM
  • Tickets: $5.00

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Location

Jackson Power
9744 60 Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB

Call for Feedback: Park Management Plan for Jasper National Park

Initiative: 
Review of the park management plan for Jasper National Park
Deadline: 
30 Apr 2019

From the Let's Talk Mountain Parks website:

We are beginning to review the park management plan for Jasper National Park. We would like to hear your views on the future of Jasper National Park. Browse our website. Fill out a survey. Attend a public meeting.

What is a park management plan?

A management plan is the road map that guides Parks Canada’s work in a national park to:

  • protect natural and cultural resources
  • facilitate visitor experiences and learning opportunities
  • collaborate with other organizations and Indigenous partners

Management plans are prepared in consultation with the public and Indigenous peoples.

For more information and to submit your feedback  Read more about Call for Feedback: Park Management Plan for Jasper National Park

Kitaskino Nuwenëné Wildland Provincial Park: A New Boreal Gem for Alberta

Permanent protection over a significant area of lands south of Wood Buffalo National Park that are important for wildlife and Indigenous communities was announced by the Alberta government this afternoon. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) welcomes the new Kitaskino Nuwenëné Wildland Provincial Park. Read more about Kitaskino Nuwenëné Wildland Provincial Park: A New Boreal Gem for Alberta

Rail to Banff: A Consultation Train Wreck

A Calgary-Bow Valley Mass Transit Feasibility Study released last week examined all-year bus and rail mass transit development scenarios from Calgary to Banff. Incredibly the study didn’t consider the impact on wildlife of additional rail traffic in the Bow Valley. Given that trains kill wildlife in Banff National Park, AWA believes it’s unacceptable for a rail feasibility study to ignore rail’s impact on wildlife. Read more about Rail to Banff: A Consultation Train Wreck

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