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.

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The government’s plan to delist 164 parks from Alberta’s park system has been rescinded!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!

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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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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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A Fisheye View of Cumulative Effects in Alberta’s Southern East Slopes

BY SARAH MILLIGAN

The southern East Slopes region is both busy and ecologically significant. However, no landscape can provide an inexhaustible supply of benefits to humans. And in the southern East Slopes region, there are growing indications that a tipping point has been reached.

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Alberta Parks to Remain Protected

BY RICHARD SCHNEIDER
Break out the champagne, it’s time to celebrate! Minister Nixon has rescinded the government’s plan to delist 164 parks from Alberta’s park system. He could hardly have done otherwise.

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Annual Winter Bug Count

December 2020 – February 2021

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Alberta Native Plant Council Winter Plant Study Webinars

January 14th, 2021 to March 25th, 2021

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Defend Our Parks

BY RICHARD SCHNEIDER

Albertans want more of our natural heritage protected, not less.

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20 hours ago

Nature Alberta
Ready for some DIY Family Nature Fun? Get out and explore Saskatoon Island Provincial Park in the Grande Prairie Trumpeter Swan IBA (Important Bird and Biodiversity Area)! Our friend Chelsea is here to give you a quick video virtual visit... 🎥 This park is a short drive from Grande Prairie and is filled with fun things to do all year round... Groomed trails, picnic areas with hibachi BBQs (bring your own wood), a playground, and loads of encounters with nature are waiting for you!While you're exploring the area, kids can do this fun scavenger hunt: www.facebook.com/GetOutside05/photos/a.103838681754068/103838301754106/Getting there: www.google.ca/maps/place/Saskatoon+Island+Provincial+Park/@55.1966656,-119.1048009,13.54z/data=!4...A printable trail map is here (page 2):www.albertaparks.ca/media/123338/saskatoon-island-tear-sheet.pdfWe hope you have the chance to check out this beautiful natural area! Happy Exploring!!!fb.watch/3SxHJMIrhz/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Experience Nature: "Tune in" to events coming this week from our Member Clubs > naturealberta.ca/events/Edmonton Nature Club: Feb 25 - Webinar: Raptor predation on mallardsRed Deer River Naturalists: Feb 25 - Virtual Speaker Night: 25 Years in AfricaHelen Schuler Nature Centre: Feb 26 - Facebook Live Q&A, Ask a Naturalist ... See MoreSee Less
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We're all getting eager to spend more time outside as the weather mellows out! To fully embrace it, check out Nature Calgary and their upcoming guided field trips > naturecalgary.com/field-trips/Don't live in Calgary? Find a Nature Club near you > naturealberta.ca/member-clubs/#Provincial ... See MoreSee Less
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What experience or story connects you to the land or water?Register now to hear local stewardship stories from Alberta's eastern slopes (March 1st @ 7 PM) > bit.ly/2OESBJnWatch the Trailer > www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHHc5U43MNkEvent Host: Cows and Fish - Alberta Riparian Habitat Management Society ... See MoreSee Less
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New powerline technician in your area? Well, the #GreatBackyardBirdCount starts today 🐦 > www.birdcount.org/Join this global citizen science effort! A great opportunity for #NatureKids and of course all ages, to participate in monitoring bird populations in advance of the coming remarkable spring migration.#naturehoodab #naturealberta #GBBC ... See MoreSee Less
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Only two left in Alberta Native Plant Council's Winter Plant Study Group Webinar Series!Register here 🌿 bit.ly/3rJXsHICheck out their website for native plant information and opportunities > anpc.ab.ca ... See MoreSee Less
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Nature Alberta
🐦 NATURE KIDS 🐦 participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count (Feb 12-15) in a unique way. Fun to do indoors or plan for it once the weather warms up!Take part in our Winter Birdwatching Scavenger Hunt > bit.ly/3cVeZsf OR even try your hand at drawing your favourite feathered friend! Send your creative drawings to birds@naturealberta.ca and we'll showcase your artwork! Happy birding. 🦉Great Backyard Bird Count > www.birdcount.org/#NaturehoodAB #NatureKids #NatureAlberta #ScavengerHunt ... See MoreSee Less
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