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Our Current Campaigns

Deny the Grassy Mountain Coal Exploration Permit

Based on the Government's own authority, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) cannot approve a new coal exploration permit for Grassy Mountain. According to Sections 3, 5 and 6 of Ministerial Order 002/2022, Grassy Mountain can no longer be considered an "advanced coal project," nor to have an "active approval for a coal mine."  It therefore no longer qualifies as an exemption and the AER cannot accept Northback Holdings new application for a deep drilling permit. The Minister of Energy and Minerals must direct the AER deny Northback's application.
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Reclaim the Coal Exploration Footprint

When the Government of Alberta rescinded the 1976 Coal Policy in 2020, multiple coal companies were approved to construct over 700 drill-sites and more than 250 kilometers of new roads in the Rocky Mountains.

While the government has paused coal development, these exploration scars remain on our landscape — a giant industrial footprint that continues to damage lands and waters in Alberta.

Reclamation is critical. The longer these features remain, the more damage they will do.

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Defend Alberta Parks

Parks and protected areas make Alberta resilient. They provide us with places to escape the everyday, connect with nature, and feel refreshed and peaceful. On top of the individual mental and physical health benefits of parks, they also provide us with clean drinking water, store carbon in their trees, soils and grasses, and provide homes for the wildlife that many of us admire and depend on for food.

Our laws should make sure that these important values are enshrined and protected – for us, and for all future generations.

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Forest Stewards

At first glance, you may look at the forests in Alberta’s foothills and see an endless expanse of trees. But behind the scenes, a complicated harmony of ecological processes are taking place, connecting the diversity of life found within.

These processes are key for maintaining healthy forests. Healthy forests help connect wildlife, support healthy watersheds, fight against climate change, and provide us with recreation opportunities.

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Defend The Castle

In January 2017, Albertans saw a monumental win for our natural spaces. The Castle Parks were previously a multi-use area allowing industrial activity such as logging. In 2017, the Government of Alberta designated the Castle as a Wildland and Provincial Park and initiated the consultation on the management plan.
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Grizzly Bears

Albertans are proud of their wildlife. Grizzly bears in particular symbolize the wild and free spaces that Albertans and visitors value. Grizzly bears are an essential part of a healthy, fully functioning environment in Alberta. Their large home ranges make grizzlies an “umbrella” species for land use planning and management.
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Effective Land Use Planning

Given the diverse range of landscapes and land uses across southern Alberta, it is not enough to create and manage protected areas alone. Effective regional planning is essential across the entire landscape to ensure that headwaters, fish and wildlife habitat and connectivity are maintained and improved into the future.
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Sustainable Forest Management

Alberta’s forests give us so much. From the Red Deer River along the Rocky Mountain Front to the Canadian border with Montana, the forests of the southern Eastern Slopes offer more than just gorgeous vistas.
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National Parks

In southern Alberta, we are lucky enough to find some of the country’s most spectacular national parks in our own backyards. From Banff to Waterton, these national parks are the pride of Canada and draw in visitors from all over the world.
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Native Trout

The cold running streams and lakes of western Alberta are home to several native fish including bull trout and westslope cutthroat trout (both listed as Threatened species).
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Toolkit for Effective Action

Not sure how to get started with a letter to your MLA? What do you say when you make a phone call to your elected officials? We've put together a toolkit to help get you started and help you feel confident while talking about environmental issues that are important to you!