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Making Citizen Science Count

By Steph Weizenbach / 24 April 2022

BY RICHARD SCHNEIDER
As naturalists, we love to watch wildlife, but if we want wild species to remain viable we need to actively contribute to their conservation.

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Coal Mining in the Eastern Slopes is not in the public interest: new report

By Rick Schneider / 11 November 2021

A new report from the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy indicates that coal mining in the Eastern Slopes is not in the public interest. The researchers conclude that the government should consider banning coal mining in the Eastern Slopes.

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What Happened to Sustainable Forestry?

By Steph Weizenbach / 10 November 2021

The progress we’ve made in advancing ecological forest management is now under threat. The Kenney government is planning to boost harvest rates by 33%, far past sustainable limits. Click to read more and find out how you can help make a difference.

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Life in a Warmer World

By Steph Weizenbach / 1 August 2021

Time Travelling into Alberta’s Future

BY RICHARD SCHNEIDER

How warm is it going to get, what will the ecological responses be like and where do we go from here?

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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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Coal mining

Making Sense of the Situation in Alberta’s East Slopes

By Steph Weizenbach / 19 April 2021

If you are like most people, you may be having a hard time keeping track of what is going on in the East Slopes. First, the coal policy was rescinded. Then it was reinstated — sort of. Leases were awarded and then leases were cancelled. Yet a major coal mine is in the final stages of review. Keep reading to make sense of it all and keep your head from spinning!

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Blue Aster Lake and Warrior Rocky Mountain Peak, Kananaskis Country

Defend Our Parks

By Susan / 17 November 2020

BY RICHARD SCHNEIDER

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

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