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Birding 101: Birding for Beginners

By Steph Weizenbach / 14 June 2021

June – July

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Swift Fox by Gordon Court

The Swift Fox: A Canadian Conservation Success Story

By Steph Weizenbach / 22 April 2021

BY LU CARBYN, NIKKI PASKAR, KRISTY BLY, AND RICHARD SCHNEIDER

The swift fox reintroduction program successfully brought the fastest member of the wild dog family’s population from Extirpated to Endangered, and finally to Threatened. Although it began with an illegal publicity stunt by a game farm, structured efforts soon followed. Habitat conservation continues to be a key issue for swift fox populations.

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Concerns Regarding a Proposed Irrigation Expansion Project in Southern Alberta

By Rick Schneider / 31 March 2021

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

By Rick Schneider / 6 February 2021

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

By Rick Schneider / 3 February 2021

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

By admin / 27 January 2021

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

By Rick Schneider / 26 January 2021

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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The Importance of Alberta’s Protected Areas

By Nature Kids / 9 November 2020

Learn all about the protected areas of Alberta and why they are important!

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Can Smartphones Kill Trout?

By Rick Schneider / 1 November 2020

BY MICHAEL SULLIVAN

Unlike birders, we fish lovers can seldom go to a lake or river and simply “see” a fish. To see one, we usually need to catch it. The question is: can occasional losses from catch-and-release fishing be safely ignored or are they a cause for concern?

It turns out that this question is harder to answer than one might expect.

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Making Sense of Recent Shifts in Environmental Policy — And What To Do About It

By Rick Schneider / 15 August 2020

BY RICHARD R. SCHNEIDER

Twelve years ago, Alberta had an epiphany. We came to understand that the future we were constructing was not the future we wanted to live in. This idea was crystallized in a groundbreaking document called the Alberta Land-Use Framework.

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