Wilderness & Parks

Media Release

CPAWS Supports Government Announcement on Increased Enforcement on Public Lands

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) – Southern Alberta chapter applauds today’s Government of Alberta announcement of increased enforcement on the eastern slopes.

CPAWS Southern Alberta believes that the province is big enough for a diversity of recreational opportunities. However, when the rule is “anything goes,” there will soon be nothing left. The wrong kinds of activities in the wrong places lead to displacement of wildlife, degraded waterways, damaged habitat and conflicts between people. Read more about CPAWS Supports Government Announcement on Increased Enforcement on Public Lands

Media Release

CPAWS Alberta chapters welcome newly elected government

The southern and northern Alberta chapters of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) congratulate premier-elect Rachel Notley on her party’s recent election victory in Alberta. The chapters look forward to the opportunity to work with the new government on conservation and environmental protection in the province.

We support the commitments to expand Alberta’s network of parks and protected areas, protect habitat for species like caribou and grizzlies and establish the Castle Special Place as a protected Wildland Park. Read more about CPAWS Alberta chapters welcome newly elected government

Event

Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition Annual General Meeting

May 30 2015 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm

Please join the Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition for our Annual General Meeting, Saturday May 30. The business meeting of the AGM will begin at 10:00 AM. Once the business is completed a representative from Alberta Tourism Parks and Recreation will speak with us on the SSRP designations, followed by lunch.  Read more about Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition Annual General Meeting

Location

MD of Pincher Creek , AB
Media Release

Conservation groups welcome new government opportunity

Conservation Groups Welcome the Opportunity to Protect the Castle Special Place

Conservation groups that have been working for decades to protect the most ecologically important area in south-western Alberta, the Castle, look forward to working with the newly elected Alberta government to fulfill their environmental promise of protecting the entire region as a Wildland Park. Read more about Conservation groups welcome new government opportunity

Media Release

Oil and Gas Development Transforming North American Landscapes

Accelerated drilling activity is transforming significant portions of North America's natural landscapes. University of Montana scientists recently released the first broad-scale evaluation of oil and gas industry impacts on landscapes across the U.S. and Canada, including Alberta.

Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) is renewing its call for development limits in sensitive forest and grassland ecosystems and for expanded protected areas networks. Read more about Oil and Gas Development Transforming North American Landscapes

Event

CPAWS Northern Alberta Volunteer Training & Pub Night

Apr 3 2015 (All day)

From CPAWS Northern Alberta:

Come on out and learn what CPAWS does and how you can get involved in our work!

 

This month, we'll discuss why we need greater protection for our province's headwaters!

 

  • 6pm Training - CPAWS Offices (Baker Centre, 10025 106 St NW, Suite 800)

  • 7pm Pub Night - Kelly's Pub (10156 104 ST NW)

Read more about CPAWS Northern Alberta Volunteer Training & Pub Night>

Locations

CPAWS Office
800 - 10025 106 Street NW (Baker Centre)
Edmonton , AB
Kelly's Pub
10156 104 Street NW
Edmonton , AB
Media Release

Alberta Could Choose Habitat Recovery Plan, Instead More Lease Sales in Endangered Mountain Caribou Ranges are Planned

The Alberta government has posted new energy leases for sale in the same endangered mountain caribou range in west central Alberta where it cancelled lease sales on March 6. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) asks the Alberta government for consistent decisions to recover Redrock-Prairie Creek and Narraway mountain caribou, and to adopt the principles of the Alberta Conservation Association (ACA) 2012 proposal for Redrock-Prairie Creek caribou range management. Read more about Alberta Could Choose Habitat Recovery Plan, Instead More Lease Sales in Endangered Mountain Caribou Ranges are Planned

Funding Opportunity

Co-op Community Spaces Program

Deadline: 
15 May 2015

As Western Canadians, we have to make the most of every chance we get to go outside and enjoy the parks, playgrounds, community gardens and other spaces that bring us together.

Co-op Community Spaces has been developed to help protect, beautify and improve spaces across Western Canada. In keeping with our ongoing commitment to invest in the communities we serve, Co-op will contribute up to $1 million annually to help support projects that improve the places Canadians meet, play, learn and share. Read more about Co-op Community Spaces Program

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