May 05 16May 6: Live Auction for cedar garden boxes to support the environment and charity
Students from Connect Charter School in Calgary designed and built garden boxes to last and now they will auction them off to the public at 1 pm on May 6 to celebrate Science Odyssey: ten days of discovery and innovation across Canada.
Goats on Weed Patrol
The City of Calgary introduces pilot project using goats to control weeds.
Family Farm Inspires Love of Nature
Kirsten loved growing up in the country – it inspired her appreciation for nature.
Planning a Castle That Lasts
CPAWS is working to ensure that the Castle management plan makes nature a priority. It is integral to protect, restore and plan so that this incredibly valuable area will be in good repair for our children and grandchildren.
Every Day is Earth Day with CPAWS
Taking on action projects is important to us at CPAWS Southern Alberta, and ties in seamlessly with what Earth Day is all about: people who take action and inspire others to do the same because they are passionate about the health and preservation of our planet.
Apr 18 16CPAWS reacts to provincial budget
CPAWS applauds the announcement in the budget that Alberta seeks to be a leader in environmental conservation and their commitment to increasing Alberta’s parks and protected areas in accordance with Canada's international commitments. New parks and protected areas, however, must be developed meaningfully – to prioritize nature and ecological values, represent the diversity of landscapes in Alberta, and conserve biodiversity across the province.
Apr 04 16Jenel Bode’s Story: what Albertans are doing for outdoor recreation and why it’s important
The majority of Albertans place a high value on wilderness areas in Alberta. This is Jenel Bode's story.
Mar 31 16Banff National Park scraps plan to widen Bow Valley Parkway
A proposal to widen the shoulders of the Bow Valley Parkway has been shelved in favour of traffic-calming measures to keep the speed on the scenic roadway in check.
Mar 29 16Logging on the eastern slopes prompts debate about watershed health
Despite the ban in southwestern Alberta, other operations along the Eastern Slopes — along with one in the Ghost wilderness area near Cochrane — continue to be the target of criticism about clear cut logging and watershed health. “There’s a lot of forests where you can get wood, but the forests along the Eastern Slopes are where we get all of our water,” said Kevin Van Tighem, a long-time conservationist who was the chairman of the Foothills Model Forest from 2002 to 2005.
Mar 17 16Government of Canada’s announcement on new investments in Banff
Government of Canada’s announcement on new investments in Banff
Mar 16 16National parks get makeover to attract more youth, immigrants
Parks Canada is warning that it faces a growing challenge in remaining relevant to Canadians - especially in the largest cities - so it plans to improve camping, accommodations, trails and amenities to meet the changing expectations of visitors. The strategy for the coming few years is laid out in its 2016-17 report on plans and priorities, which details some of the challenges facing Parks Canada and how it hopes to engage Canadians at risk of becoming disconnected with nature.
Mar 14 16Education team now booking Species at Risk hikes for grades 3 to 5
Attention teachers: the education team is now booking Species at Risk hikes for grades 3 to 5. The hikes will be in May and June.
Mar 01 16Species at Risk Component Added to Alberta Environmental Farm Plan
Alberta species at risk will be better protected under a project led by the Alberta Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) with over $200,000 in funding from Environment and Climate Change Canada.
Feb 25 16Cassidy van Rensen Story: what Albertans are doing for outdoor recreation and why it’s important
See what Edmonton resident Cassidy van Rensen values about outdoor recreation in Alberta's wild places!
Feb 04 16Tickets going fast for Wild Voices Soiree
Support conservation in southern Alberta and have a great evening out! Attend the Wild Voices Soiree. Explore and adventurer Brian Keating is the guest speaker. He has stories from this travels to 45 countries on seven continents. The musical guests are The Wardens, former and current park wardens who have two CD's to their name. They also tell great stories about their experiences!
Jan 26 16Nadege Luquet’s Story: what Albertans are doing for outdoor recreation and why it’s important
Read Nadege Luquet's story about what she is doing for recreation and why she values Alberta's wilderness areas.
Jan 13 16New interpretive showshoe program for Calgary and area students
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society Southern Alberta Chapter (CPAWS SAB) is launching their first-ever interpretive snowshoe program for Calgary and area students this month. The new program is geared towards getting students out in nature and showing them what happens with wildlife and ecosystems during the winter months.
Dec 17 15Caprice Niebuhr’s Story: what Albertans are doing for outdoor recreation and why it’s important
Did you know 90% of Albertans prefer to recreate with family or friends?