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Here you'll find official news releases from CPAWS sab. Clicking on a link will you take to the chapter's website.

Jun 01 17

Capture the Wild photo contest update
The winners of the CPAWS Capture the Wild contest will be announced on June 7th - noon MDT.

Mar 16 17

CPAWS Welcomes Continued Investments in Parks in Alberta Budget 2017
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) Southern and Northern Alberta chapters welcome today’s announcement by the government of Alberta that, as part of Budget 2017, “Working to Make Life Better,” Alberta is committed to investing in the province’s parks and protected areas, public lands management, and wildlife.

Mar 01 17

Thomas Porter: One Fateful Day - a return to nature
I used to be the guy with the nice house in suburbia, the double-car garage, white picket fence and two dogs. I was proud of my accomplishments and believed whole-heartedly that I deserved the ‘things’ that I had – things like a boat, a camper, a 4WD truck and a dirtbike.

Feb 06 17

CPAWS Celebrates Historic Return of Bison to Banff National Park
"CPAWS is very supporting of the re-introduction of bison in Banff National Park." Anne-Marie Syslak, Exective Director, CPAWS Southern Alberta

Jan 30 17

CPAWS contributes recommendations to Minister’s Round Table on Parks Canada
Our national parks are supposed to be our most protected natural areas. Yet, for almost a decade CPAWS has observed a significant shift in Parks Canada's management of our national parks away from their legislative first priority of protecting nature towards a more tourism and marketing-focused agenda which is putting wildlife and wilderness in our national parks at risk.

Jan 20 17

Castle Protection Edges Alberta Closer to Conservation Milestone
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) and the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) are praising the formal designation of the Castle Wildland and Provincial Parks by Premier Notley, Minister’s Phillips and Minister Miranda today.

Jan 08 17

CPAWS Responds to Parks’s Announcement of Public Consultation on the Proposed Icefields Trail
Parks Canada has announced that it will be consulting with Canadians on the proposed “Icefields Trail” project, a new bike and walking trail from Jasper to the Columbia Icefield. This project was announced with no prior public discussion in the 2016 federal budget, which allocated $65.9 million to the project, raising many questions regarding the origin of the project and the transparency of Park’s Canada’s decision and project approval process.

Dec 13 16

Protecting Headwaters Creates Debate, Wins Praise in Alberta Legislature
The Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) are applauding a private members motion passed in the Alberta Legislature on December 12, 2016. Written by Cam Westhead, MLA for Banff-Cochrane the motion reads: "Be it resolved that the Legislative Assembly urge the Government to increase its efforts to conserve and manage public lands in Alberta’s headwater regions to optimize downstream water security for future generations of Albertans.”

Sep 27 16

Bison panel featured at CPAWS Southern Alberta annual general meeting
Calgary, Alta. Sept. 25 - Bison experts will lead a panel discussion, The Bison Belong and Beyond, following the annual general meeting of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Southern Alberta chapter (CPAWS SAB), in Calgary on Sept. 29, 2016.

Sep 21 16

CPAWS partners with Tim Horton Children’s Foundation to bring environmental education to camp-goers
CPAWS Southern Alberta partners with Tim Horton Children’s Foundation camps to help underprivileged youth connect to nature and become environmental stewards

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