Sep 27 12

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Workshop Series & Online Survey: Forestry on Alberta’s Eastern Slopes
In October a series of 5 workshops will be conducted around Southwestern Alberta to determine what Albertan’s would like for forestry to look like in the eastern slopes. These workshops will explore public perceptions around what forestry in Alberta’s Eastern Slope Forests could look like. We want to hear what you and/or your members envision forests and forestry to look like in Alberta’s southern Eastern Slopes.

Sep 25 12

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Save the Humans!  Come meet the creator of “SharkWater”
Coming up on Wednesday, October 3rd, the creator of the documentary "SharkWater" will be speaking about his new book, "Save the Humans."

Sep 17 12

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Waterton Wildlife Weekend - September 21 - 23!
An an educational and fun-filled event that includes wildlife talks, photography workshops, and a nature fair on Saturday from 1-4pm that CPAWS Southern Alberta will be a part of! Full schedule of events can be found here.

Sep 17 12

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We’re hiring!
We are hiring for the position of Conservation Planner! The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society is Canada’s voice for the protection of wilderness and parks. Our Southern Alberta Chapter has a wonderful opportunity for an individual to use their skills in the application of scientific research to conservation campaigning and programming in the Environmental Non-profit sector.

Sep 04 12

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Public Demonstration: Help Protect Canada’s National Parks!
Join a Public Demonstration in Support of National Parks

Aug 24 12

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An Afternoon of Music and Mingling: A fundraiser for CPAWS SAB
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is an organization that strives to protect Canada's natural places. With a guest speaker to join us for the afternoon, musical performances and a silent auction, this event aims to support this wonderful organization. Come on out and support the cause!

Aug 23 12

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Stop Castle Logging Group Disappointed At Meeting with Minister of ESRD Calgary
Calgary, AB – Environmental groups and business representatives of the Stop Castle Logging Group met with Diana McQueen, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development today to discuss the Castle Special Place. The groups were putting forward a request to stop the scheduled logging in the Castle and protect the area as a Wildland and Provincial Park.

Aug 15 12

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Biological Conservation Course starting this fall!
Join us this fall for a unique conservation opportunity. Biological Conservation is a collaboration between St Mary’s University College and CPAWS (Canada Parks & Wilderness Society). It will be co-taught by a St Mary’s faculty member and a conservationist who is a former CPAWS director.

Aug 14 12

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Castle Logging Decision Ignored Fish and Wildlife, and Alberta Public: Environmental Groups
ALBERTA - Newly-released documents reveal that the Alberta government’s decision to go ahead with deeply unpopular clearcut logging in the Castle Special Place, west of Pincher Creek, Alberta – despite widespread public opposition – was made by Forestry staff in a seeming vacuum. Fish and Wildlife staff were given minimal opportunity for input, and documents show that input was ignored. Extensive public opposition to the logging, which saw rallies, a protest camp and even arrests, was also discounted.

Aug 02 12

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CPAWS Green Notes Newsletter Available Online
Our Summer Green Notes Newsletter is available in PDF format online!

Aug 01 12

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Take Action: Help Wolverine Research in Southern Alberta
Dr. Tony Clevenger has been studying wolverines in the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks and Kananaskis Country for several years now. We at CPAWS SAB believe that Dr. Clevenger's work is essential to understanding the current state of Wolverines in this region and determining future steps to improve population health.

Jul 31 12

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Castle Pamphlet Handout for Campers
The campaign to help the Castle Special Place is still going strong, and we have a new tool to help you help the Castle this summer!

Jul 12 12

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Southern Alberta’s parks facing growing threats to their ecological health: CPAWS
Ottawa – In the run-up to Canada Parks Day on the 3rd Saturday in July, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is releasing a sobering report about the growing threats our parks are facing. The report highlights the dangers to our parks due to funding cuts; the loss of science and ecological monitoring capacity; and the growth of inappropriate developments within and adjacent to many current and proposed parks.

Jul 10 12

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Action Challenge Winners 2011-2012
The Education Team here at CPAWS SAB has been heading into classrooms to talk to students about conservation, science and the environment. Sometimes classes ask us, “What can we do to help?” From this request CPAWS SAB started the Action Challenge Program in 2003. The Action Challenge Program is designed to inspire students to take positive action to help the environment.

Jul 09 12

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GPS collars will help keep bears off train tracks
Environmentalists say they're hopeful about the work being done to protect grizzly bears in the park. "There is definitely evidence of Parks Canada and CP investing significant resources," says Sarah Elmeligi, senior conservation planner with the southern Alberta chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society. "It's going to take a few years to solve some of these problems.

Jul 05 12

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The North Face Explore Fund Awards Grant to CPAWS Southern Alberta
The North Face has awarded a grant to CPAWS Southern Alberta to help children and families explore the outdoors. CPAWS is Canada’s voice for wilderness - through our unique education programs, we seek to create a community of knowledgeable, empowered citizens who engage in stewardship and positive environmental action to conserve ecosystems, wilderness, and protected areas.

Jul 04 12

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Relocation of Bear 105 and Cubs Attracts Nation-Wide Attention
The relocation of Grizzly Bear 105 and her three cubs last week from the Bow Valley has been attracting attention across the country. CPAWS Southern Alberta's Senior Conseration Planner, Sarah Elmeligi, highlighted the need for residents and visitors to Canmore to be bear aware and take precautions when travelling in bear country.

Jul 01 12

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CPAWS Announces the 2012 Capture the Wild Photo Contest!
It's time to gear up for our annual photo contest! Entries for the 2012 competition are now being accepted on The Camera Store website until October 19, 2012. We welcome photographers of all ages to submit their favourite moments that have been captured in Canada's wild places.

Jun 28 12

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Grizzly Relocation Demonstrates that Recovery is Everyone’s Responsibility
Canmore, AB – A grizzly sow and her three cubs were relocated from the Bow Valley Wednesday June 27, 2012 after several days of provincial officials attempting to keep the bear family away from the Town of Canmore. Officials from Solicitor General, Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, Tourism Parks and Recreation, had literally spent days using a subtle hazing process to steer the family away from Canmore and back into their normal home range in Kananaskis Country.

Jun 22 12

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Imagine Parks - City of Calgary Public Consultation
What do you want your city parks to look like in 2030? The City of Calgary wants your input! The City of Calgary is creating a visionary 30-year plan for a sustainable, efficient, and effective open space system. It will serve as the foundation for future City of Calgary Parks 10-year strategic plans and three-year business plans.

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