Jun 09 16

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The 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 16

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Western 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 16

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New 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.

May 27 16

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The best hobby in the world
Gus Yaki believes birding is the best hobby in the world!

May 27 16

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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.

May 27 16

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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.

May 05 16

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May 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.

Apr 28 16

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Goats on Weed Patrol
The City of Calgary introduces pilot project using goats to control weeds.

Apr 28 16

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Family Farm Inspires Love of Nature
Kirsten loved growing up in the country – it inspired her appreciation for nature.

Apr 28 16

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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.

Apr 28 16

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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 28 16

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21 Breathtaking Alberta Hikes To Do This Summer
21 Alberta Hikes

Apr 18 16

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CPAWS 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 11 16

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Bear safety tips from Alberta Parks
Tips for staying bear safe this spring.

Apr 04 16

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Jenel 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 16

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Banff 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 16

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Logging 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 16

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Government of Canada’s announcement on new investments in Banff
Government of Canada’s announcement on new investments in Banff

Mar 16 16

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National 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 16

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Education 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.

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