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2022 Grouse Watch Season

29 April 2022

Book your personal experience between Apr 15 – May 15 with the Wainwright Wildlife Society

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25th Annual Songbird Festival

11 May 2022

Sat, May 28 & Sun, May 29
Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory

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A Dangerous Man with a Dangerous Concept – Brad Stelfox

1 November 2020

BY LORNE FITCH

Over time there have been some notably dangerous men and women who have confronted the status quo, toppled conventional thinking, debunked ideologies, and pried off our blinders. Dr. Brad Stelfox is one of these individuals and cumulative effects assessment is the idea he is advancing.

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Panorama of Lake Minnewanka. Z. KOZOMARA

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

22 January 2021

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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Fisher in a tree.

A Story of Mammals in Alberta’s Beaver Hills Biosphere Reserve

15 January 2020

BY FRANCES STEWART

I was walking through an aspen forest in the UNESCO Beaver Hills Biosphere Reserve (BHB), 50 km east of Edmonton and south of Elk Island National Park. The first rays of sunlight were peeking through the trees and shining off the fresh snow on this crisp January morning. It was silent, still. I could see my breath shimmering in front of me like the beautiful hoar frost on the surrounding branches. A perfect morning for live-trapping fisher.

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Northern Leopard Frog

Alberta Amphibian & Reptile Conservancy AGM

20 April 2022

Tues, Apr 26 at 7 PM

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Alberta Chapter of The Wildlife Society – Annual Conference

22 March 2021

March 22-26

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Alberta Environmental Policy Update – July 2021

1 August 2021

In this post we examine the changes in Alberta environmental policies that have occurred over the past year.

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Alberta Mycological Society Volunteer Positions

3 August 2022

Volunteer as the Foray Coordinator or Host, Virtual Presentation Coordinator, Webmaster, Culinary Coordinator, or Fundraising Coordinator.

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Alberta Parks Face the Loss of Park Interpreters

3 April 2021

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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Alberta Parks to Remain Protected

23 December 2020

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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Family at Little Fish Lake Provincial Park

Alberta Provincial Parks and Natural Areas Face Closure: A Nature Alberta Perspective

30 August 2020

BY RICHARD SCHNEIDER

The Alberta government has announced its intention to remove 164 of 473 sites from the Alberta parks system. This move is part of a broader initiative to reduce government spending.

Nature Alberta is opposed to this proposal for several reasons.

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Alberta Volunteer Amphibian Monitoring Program

5 August 2022

Alberta Conservation Association
Volunteer opportunity to contribute data as a citizen scientist

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Alberta’s Coal Policy Reinstated

8 February 2021

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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Alberta’s Conservation Data Centre Needs Help

30 October 2020

BY LINDA KERSHAW

Most Canadians aren’t aware of the national network of Conservation Data Centres (CDCs) that operate across the country under the umbrella of NatureServe Canada. Each province or territory has its own CDC, with the exception of Atlantic Canada which has a regional system. Alberta’s CDC is referred to as the Alberta Conservation Information Management Centre (ACIMS).

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Alberta’s Bull Trout Need Our Respect — and Our Help

16 August 2020

BY JENNIFER EARLE

Bull trout seem to be the Rodney Dangerfield of fish — they get no respect. They are the official provincial fish of Alberta, yet this distinction hasn’t served them particularly well. They are listed as Threatened under both provincial and federal legislation. So how did we get here?

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ALMS 2022 Annual Conference

8 July 2022

Alberta Lake Management Society
September 28-29, 2022
St. Albert

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ALMS 2022 Annual Conference

22 July 2022

Sept 28 & 29
St. Albert

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ALMS Fall Webinar Series

31 August 2021

Recordings now available

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Amphibians & Reptiles Presentation by Kris Kendell, ACA

2 May 2022

Thurs, June 2 at 7 PM
Zoom – Pre-registration is required
Not being recorded so mark your calendar!

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Arctic Seabirds as Sentinels of Change

28 April 2022

Recording Now Available
Red Deer River Naturalists

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Art Show “Ponds, Coulees, & Creeks”

18 April 2022

Open 12 pm – 5 pm weekdays until mid June
TREX Gallery, Medicine Hat

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Big brown bat

Bat House Monitoring at Ellis Bird Farm

15 October 2020

BY SHAYE HILL, MYRNA PEARMAN, CLAUDIA LIPSKI, AND NATALIA LIFSHITZ

Bats are fascinating creatures, playing a critical role in supporting biodiversity.

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Grizzly Bear by Rick Price

Bear Tracks

2 November 2021

BY COLLEEN CASSADY ST. CLAIR

How can we protect grizzly bears from trains in the mountain parks?

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Beautiful Bugs

10 July 2021

Family Nature Night
Wed, Aug 11 at 6 PM

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