Aug 26 16Whirling disease found in Johnson Lake
Whirling disease found in Johnson Lake, Banff National Park. Conserving fish habitat becomes more important than ever before.
Aug 26 16Survey! Have your say on non-motorized recreation in Alberta
Take the survey on non-motorized recreation in Alberta.
Jul 28 16Anastasia Goncharova: summer outreach coordinator
CPAWS summer outreach coordinator Anastasia Goncharova reaches out to people across southern Alberta about the latest conservation news.
Horseback Riding: featuring Griffin Valley Ranch
Experience nature from the back of a horse!
Annual Parks Report: making headlines
Annual Parks Report calls for Parks Canada to put nature first
Jul 11 16CPAWS sounds alarm over Parks Canada’s shift away from nature conservation in our national parks
In its latest annual report released in advance of Canada Parks Day, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is calling on Parks Canada to re-focus on its legal obligation to protect nature as the first priority for managing our national parks, and to immediately stop development in Banff and Jasper National Parks.
Jul 06 16Groups call for stronger measures to protect bears
Following a rash of bear death’s on the Trans-Canada Highway including three in a 24-hour period this week, the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) Southern Alberta Chapter are calling on the Alberta government to step up its efforts to protect bears and other wildlife in Alberta.
CPAWS responds to Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan
CPAWS looks at the strengths and reviews concerns with the newly proposed Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan. Citizens have until July 15 to make their voices heard.
Planning the future of Alberta
New land use and recreation plans will set the direction for the rest of the province! The Government of Alberta is currently creating a strategy for managing linear disturbances such as the number of roads and trails on public land as well as the recreational use of those trails in Alberta. The first of these plans are being developed for the Porcupine Hills and Livingstone area north of the Crowsnest Pass.
Top swimming spots in Southern Alberta
Some of the best swimming places in Southern Alberta.
CPAWS Action Challenge winners for 2015-2016
See what students did to benefit the environment and win the CPAWS Action Challenge Award!
Talking nature around the world
Connecting to nature is as natural as breathing for long-time CPAWS supporter Gus Yaki.
Jun 09 16The Great Ghost Cleanup
Join the Ghost Valley Cleanup on June 11. The events runs from 10 am to 4 pm followed by a free barbecue from 4:30 to 6 pm. Help for the whole day or just a few hours. Any help will be appreciated!
Jun 06 16Western Canada unites in fight against invasive aquatic species
The Inter-Provincial Territorial Agreement for Co-ordinated Regional Defence Against Invasive Species is a step towards better co-ordination among jurisdictions on both prevention and co-ordinated response if invasive species are detected in Western Canada. The initial scope of this agreement will focus on aquatic invasive species.
Jun 02 16New Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan could mean changes on public land
CPAWS responds to the new Alberta Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan (2016-2021) released on June 1, 2016.
The best hobby in the world
Gus Yaki believes birding is the best hobby in the world!
The Birds and the bees…and the bears!
We teach junior high and high school students the importance of bears mixing their genes and avoiding inbreeding – all in the name of education and conservation. Our interactive education programs use games and activities to demonstrate environmental and conservation topics to students. The Grizzly Bears Forever program brings grizzly bear biology into the classrooms of Grade 7 to 12 students.
Fishing for a clean space for eggs
Spring isn’t just a time for birds and bees; it is also one of the most sensitive times for native fish as they start to lay their eggs in our streams and lakes. Of particular concern are westslope cutthroat trout.