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ALBERTA'S COAL POLICY REINSTATED DUE TO PUBLIC PRESSURE

Today's announcement demonstrates that grassroots voices can make a real difference in ensuring that Alberta's special places remain protected.

This is s a welcome reprieve for future development in the Eastern Slopes. We urge concerned citizens to continue to press for a full stop on exploration and development activities until public consultation is completed and appropriate protections are in place.

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Your contribution to the Nature Alberta Endowment Fund helps ensure we can continue to promote, conserve, and protect Alberta’s natural heritage for years to come, and help inspire the next generation of naturalists. 

DEFEND OUR PARKS: SUCCESS!

The government’s plan to delist 164 parks from Alberta’s park system has been rescinded! Let’s take a moment to celebrate a victory for the environment, and reflect on the power of collective action to effect change. Way to go!

Read our full statement on this exciting news!

A Community Connected by a Love of Nature

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Alberta is home to incredible natural spaces comprised of beautiful and varied landscapes, and rich biodiversity reflected in our abundant and diverse flora and fauna. Across the province, natural history clubs and their members are engaging Albertans in the conservation and appreciation of this natural heritage. Nature Alberta represents a network of these natural history organizations in Alberta.

CURRENT MAGAZINE

The Winter issue of Nature Alberta Magazine is now available to read online! To receive your own copy of the Spring issue delivered to your mailbox, subscribe by April 5, 2021.

FEATURE STORY

Two adult coyotes.
Two coyotes at home in one of Calgary's natural areas. TONY LE PRIEUR

Keep Those Wily Urban Coyotes Wild!

22 January 2021

BY COLLEEN CASSADY ST. CLAIR

I began studying urban coyotes a little over a decade ago because Alberta’s cities, like virtually every city in North America, have seen a steady increase in reports of urban coyotes over time.

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News

The Secrets of Salamanders

Edmonton Nature Club Speaker Series
April 16th at 7 PM

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SaskatoonWatch on NatureLynx

April 23 to May 31
Hands on Alberta Saskatoon Watch

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Alberta Parks Face the Loss of Park Interpreters

Alberta Parks may lose most of their park interpreters. Kate Corrigan explains why interpreters matter and why we should keep them.

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Concerns Regarding a Proposed Irrigation Expansion Project in Southern Alberta

A large-scale project to expand irrigation infrastructure in the South Saskatchewan River Basin has been announced by the government. Environmental groups have raised concerns about the impacts of this project.

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Saving Jemima: Life and Love with a Hard-luck Jay

Edmonton Nature Club Speaker Series
May 14th at 7 PM

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Alberta’s Coal Policy Reinstated

Today’s announcement demonstrates that grassroots voices can make a real difference in ensuring that Alberta’s special places remain protected.

This is s a welcome reprieve for future development in the Eastern Slopes. We urge concerned citizens to continue to press for a full stop on exploration and development activities until public consultation is completed and appropriate protections are in place.

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Coal at What Cost? Alberta’s Endangered Whitebark Pine Under Threat From Benga’s Proposed Coal Mine

Kelsey Fleming reviews the implications of the Benga coal mine on Alberta’s endangered whitebark pine.

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Red Deer River Naturalists requests public consultations on proposed coal developments

The Red Deer River Naturalists Society has requested that the government reopen the public consultation processes for the North Saskatchewan River Regional Plan and enable the public to comment on the cumulative effects of coal development.

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Province Pushes the Pause Button on Coal Development

Energy Minister Sonya Savage has announced that the province will cancel 11 recently issued coal leases and pause future lease sales in the Eastern Slopes.

Unfortunately, a pause is not the same as a stop.

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Society of Grasslands Naturalists Raises Concerns About Land-Use Decisions in the Eastern Slopes

The Society of Grassland Naturalists has raised concerns about land-use decisions in the Eastern Slopes. They urge the premier to adopt an integrated approach to planning that involves public consultations.

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Nature Alberta
Nature Alberta has come together with several environmental groups to raise concerns about a large-scale project announced by the government to expand irrigation infrastructure in the South Saskatchewan River Basin. Read the Open Letter to the Government of Alberta: naturealberta.ca/concerns-regarding-a-proposed-irrigation-expansion-project-in-southern-alberta/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Nature Alberta
Here’s a sneak peek at the cover of the Spring 2021 issue of Nature Alberta Magazine! These photogenic fledglings were the talk of Sylvan Lake last spring, adorable ambassadors for the beauty of nature in our own backyards.Until the end of April, Individual Nature Alberta Lifetime Memberships are only $10, AND you can receive a FREE copy of the magazine, featuring these celebrity saw-whets, swift foxes, beavers, tiger salamanders, and more! naturealberta.ca/50th-membership-special/📷 Lee Lachance ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

Nature Alberta
Have you ever wished you could know more about something you found in nature? There’s an app for that! iNaturalist connects people to nature. You can get help with identifications, record your own observations, and see what other people have found. Learn more about using iNaturalist by attending a tutorial tonight (Wed, Apr 14) at 7 PM:Register for Weaselhead/Glenmore Park Preservation Society’s Zoom Tutorial: www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-use-inaturalist-tickets-145573332757OR Tune in for Helen Schuler Nature Centre‘s live Ask a Naturalist Facebook event: www.facebook.com/helenschulernaturecentre/live #inaturalist #naturekids #naturehoodab ... See MoreSee Less
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Nature Alberta
This Friday, Apr 16 at 7 pm, Julie Lee-Yaw, with the University of Lethbridge, will speak on the Secrets of Salamanders – the distribution and diversity of Alberta’s unseen wetland inhabitants. Thank you to the Edmonton Nature Club for inviting our entire Nature Network (that includes you!).Zoom meeting info available on our website: naturealberta.ca/edmonton-nature-club-speaker-series/ ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

Nature Alberta
Despite the snowstorm in parts of AB yesterday, what signs of Spring are you seeing? We spotted Snow Geese at Beaverhills Lake Natural Area! Snow Geese migrate through Alberta, every Spring, in flocks of hundreds of thousands of birds. They are traveling to their breeding grounds in the arctic, where they will lay eggs and hatch snow goslings. Watching an enormous flock of snow geese take flight is like standing in a snow globe that’s been flipped upside down.🔊Sound on for the cacophony of wild honking and fun facts about goose poop! #NatureKids #NatureHoodAB #SignsofSpring ... See MoreSee Less
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Nature Alberta
It’s the choir, not the conductor, that makes the music. When we raise our voices together, we exert a powerful influence. Add your voice to the chorus in support of Alberta’s natural spaces and species. Until the end of April, Individual Nature Alberta Lifetime Memberships are only $10! And as a special bonus, new members can choose to receive a FREE copy of Nature Alberta Magazine (while supplies last)!Show your lifetime commitment to nature today! naturealberta.ca/50th-membership-special ... See MoreSee Less
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Nature Alberta
Are you a post-secondary student interested in sharing your passion for nature this summer? Check out the Kimiwan Birdwalk & Interpretive Centre’s Nature Habitat Interpreter job opportunity. Deadline closes April 10. Get all the details on their website: lnkd.in/g4RQHQz ... See MoreSee Less
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Nature Alberta
$10 Lifetime Membership AND a FREE magazine?! No foolin’!Our 50th anniversary year is coming to a close, but there’s still time to get your Individual Nature Alberta Lifetime Membership for only $10! And as a special bonus, new members can choose to receive a FREE copy of Nature Alberta Magazine!*Click the link for details: naturealberta.ca/50th-membership-special*While supplies last. Offer ends April 30. ... See MoreSee Less
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Nature Alberta
The Spring issue of Nature Alberta Magazine is coming out in April! Get your print subscription at naturealberta.ca/magazine before April 5 to make sure you receive your copy!We’ll look at the successful reintroduction of the swift fox to Canadian prairies, meet some celebrity saw-whet owls, discover the surprising degree to which beavers engineer their ecosystems, and more! There’s some excellent (and adorable) photography in this one. Don’t miss it! ... See MoreSee Less
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