Here you'll find the latest news and media releases from CPAWS Southern Alberta.
Jun 12 13Volunteer Orientation Meeting
May 06 13Regular Office Phone Number Restored
Our regular office phone number has now been restored. You can reach our office at (403) 232-6686. Thank-you for your patience!
Apr 26 13Three Sisters Wildlife Corridor Information Night, May 3rd
HSBC Bank and PricewaterhouseCoopers seek approval for a development that would see 10,000+ more people in our community. Instead of honouring standards our community established for sections of the Three Sisters wildlife corridor in 2002, they want to squeeze animals upslope and build a fence.
Apr 25 13Thaidene Nene - The Spectacular North with Clara Hughes!
The Lutsel’Ke Dene First Nation and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society are pleased to invite you to join us for a special presentation about an incredible proposed protected area in the Northwest Territories: Thaidene Nene (the land of the ancestors). Come and learn about this magnificent, large and bountiful land around and beyond the East Arm of Great Slave Lake, Northwest Territories. With special guest appearance by Olympian Clara Hughes.
Apr 23 13We’re hiring a Summer Outreach Coordinator!
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society is Canada’s voice for the protection of wilderness and parks. Our Southern Alberta Chapter (CPAWS SAB) has a temporary summer opportunity for a student with skills and education in the area of environmental science and/or communications. The successful candidate will be an outgoing self-starter who works well with people of all ages, is well spoken, and has an engaging personality.
Apr 05 13Conservation Groups Restate Vision for the Castle Special Place in the SSRP
CALGARY, AB - As the South Saskatchewan Regional Land use Plan nears the next phase of consultation, conservation groups who have long advocated for permanent protection of the Castle Special Place are re-stating the vision for this area.
Mar 22 13Run for CPAWS SAB in the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon!
CPAWS Southern Alberta is proud to be an official charity for the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon on Sunday May 26th, 2013. Join us and race to help keep southern Alberta WILD!
Feb 13 13New Year, NEW D.I.R.T.T. Custom Office Interior!
Since the beginning of 2013, we at CPAWS Southern Alberta have undergone some significant changes. One of the biggest changes has been moving to a new office space at Canada Olympic Park, a move that we are very excited about! So far, we love the positive environment at Canada Olympic Park, running into Olympic athletes at every turn! We also enjoy the novelty of being able to ski or skate on our lunch breaks.
Feb 05 13Bow Valley Justice Film Festival
The Bow Valley Justice Film Festival is a FREE documentary film festival promoting awareness of social justice issues and providing forum for dialogue and action. Our Senior Conservation Planner, Sarah Elmeligi, will be leading the post-film discussion following the screening of Spoil - The Fight to Save the Great Bear Rainforest on Friday, February 8th at Canmore Collegiate High School. The film is from 7pm - 7:50pm with the discussion to follow.
Feb 01 13Friends for Caribou Contest Launched!
Here’s a way that you can help Canada's threatened woodland caribou AND win a great weekend getaway at the same time. Help us find new friends for Canada’s disappearing caribou and you could win a wonderful weekend at the Juniper Hotel and Bistro in Banff, and be filled with that warm feeling of doing good for wildlife!
Jan 29 13Want to learn more about CPAWS Southern Alberta Chapter? NEW video!
If you are new to CPAWS Southern Alberta Chapter, this short video will give you some background on who we are, what we do, and how to get involved.
Jan 21 13Media Production Assistant
CPAWS Southern Alberta Chapter is looking for a media production assistant!
Jan 07 13Green Notes Winter Newsletter - Available Online!
We are pleased to provide you with our Winter Green Notes Newsletter! This Newsletter is all about the topic of engagement and what you can do today to make a difference for wilderness and wildlife in Southern Alberta. Please CLICK HERE for the PDF link!
Dec 20 12Grinch Spotted Near Beaver Mines, Alberta. Forest Begins Disappearing.
The Grinch has been spotted in several locations in the vicinity of Beaver Mines, AB, southwest of Pincher Creek. “We knew that seeing the Grinch lurking about couldn’t be a good sign, but our worst fears have been realized”, says Gordon Petersen, a local resident. “Our forest has begun to disappear.” Despite several years of massive public opposition, and protests that eventually led to the arrests of five people last February, Spray Lake Sawmills has begun clear-cutting some 1000 truckloads of logs from the heart of the Castle Special Place.
Dec 17 12We’ve Moved!
Dear Members and Supporters, We at CPAWS Southern Alberta are excited to announce that we have moved offices! We are now located in Canada Olympic Park at the Bob Niven Training Centre - all details below. Please make note of this change and feel free to call or email us if you have any questions.
Nov 26 122012 Capture the Wild Photo Contest Winners Announced
Congratulations to the winners of the Capture the Wild Photo Contest! The winners are as follows: Wild Faces: Fishing Companion by Don Surphlis Wild Places: Waterfall, Johnston Creek by Tracy Elliot Nature Up Close: Ice Curves by Victor Liu Treading Lightly in Nature: Artist of the Light by Victor Liu Castle Special Place: Crown of the Continent by Laine Ripley Overall: Great Gray Owl Hunting by Ron Kube
Nov 15 1210th Prairie Conservation and Endangered Species Conference
On February 19 - 22, 2013 the Alberta Prairie Conservation Forum and the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists will jointly host the 10thPrairie Conservation and Endangered Species Conference (PCESC).This major North American conference is held every three years, rotating between Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
Nov 05 12VIDEO: A Win for the Castle Special Place
Sometimes when working on a campaign, you just need a win. Something to indicate that all of the hard work you and your supporters are doing is important and has been listened to. On October 10th, we at the CPAWS Southern Alberta office received a fantastic piece of news: logging in the Castle Special Place will be halted after year 1 of a 3-year logging plan is complete, with years 2 and 3 will be put on hold until the regional plan is complete. This is a positive turn of events, and hopefully an indication of more developments to come towards our goal of permanent protection for the Castle.
Oct 31 12Public Consultations for the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan
The Government of Alberta has announced that they will be holding the second phase of public consultations for the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan. From November 6th until December 6th, they will be visiting 20 communities in Southern Alberta to gather feedback that will help shape the land-use framework for the South Saskatchewan Region. CPAWS strongly encourages all members and supporters to attend a session to help ensure that a voice for wilderness is heard in this important process, or to participate online if you cannot attend one of the sessions.
Oct 24 12FREE Adult Education Conservation Workshops
Learn more about our FREE Adult Community Conservation Workshops.