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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.

Aug 15 12

Biological Conservation Course starting this fall!
Join us this fall for a unique conservation opportunity. Biological Conservation is a collaboration between St Mary’s University College and CPAWS (Canada Parks & Wilderness Society). It will be co-taught by a St Mary’s faculty member and a conservationist who is a former CPAWS director.

Aug 14 12

Castle Logging Decision Ignored Fish and Wildlife, and Alberta Public: Environmental Groups
ALBERTA - Newly-released documents reveal that the Alberta government’s decision to go ahead with deeply unpopular clearcut logging in the Castle Special Place, west of Pincher Creek, Alberta – despite widespread public opposition – was made by Forestry staff in a seeming vacuum. Fish and Wildlife staff were given minimal opportunity for input, and documents show that input was ignored. Extensive public opposition to the logging, which saw rallies, a protest camp and even arrests, was also discounted.

Aug 02 12

CPAWS Green Notes Newsletter Available Online
Our Summer Green Notes Newsletter is available in PDF format online!

Aug 01 12

Take Action: Help Wolverine Research in Southern Alberta
Dr. Tony Clevenger has been studying wolverines in the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks and Kananaskis Country for several years now. We at CPAWS SAB believe that Dr. Clevenger's work is essential to understanding the current state of Wolverines in this region and determining future steps to improve population health.

Jul 31 12

Castle Pamphlet Handout for Campers
The campaign to help the Castle Special Place is still going strong, and we have a new tool to help you help the Castle this summer!

Jul 12 12

Southern Alberta’s parks facing growing threats to their ecological health: CPAWS
Ottawa – In the run-up to Canada Parks Day on the 3rd Saturday in July, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is releasing a sobering report about the growing threats our parks are facing. The report highlights the dangers to our parks due to funding cuts; the loss of science and ecological monitoring capacity; and the growth of inappropriate developments within and adjacent to many current and proposed parks.

Jul 10 12

Action Challenge Winners 2011-2012
The Education Team here at CPAWS SAB has been heading into classrooms to talk to students about conservation, science and the environment. Sometimes classes ask us, “What can we do to help?” From this request CPAWS SAB started the Action Challenge Program in 2003. The Action Challenge Program is designed to inspire students to take positive action to help the environment.

Jul 09 12

GPS collars will help keep bears off train tracks
Environmentalists say they're hopeful about the work being done to protect grizzly bears in the park. "There is definitely evidence of Parks Canada and CP investing significant resources," says Sarah Elmeligi, senior conservation planner with the southern Alberta chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society. "It's going to take a few years to solve some of these problems.

Jul 05 12

The North Face Explore Fund Awards Grant to CPAWS Southern Alberta
The North Face has awarded a grant to CPAWS Southern Alberta to help children and families explore the outdoors. CPAWS is Canada’s voice for wilderness - through our unique education programs, we seek to create a community of knowledgeable, empowered citizens who engage in stewardship and positive environmental action to conserve ecosystems, wilderness, and protected areas.

Jul 04 12

Relocation of Bear 105 and Cubs Attracts Nation-Wide Attention
The relocation of Grizzly Bear 105 and her three cubs last week from the Bow Valley has been attracting attention across the country. CPAWS Southern Alberta's Senior Conseration Planner, Sarah Elmeligi, highlighted the need for residents and visitors to Canmore to be bear aware and take precautions when travelling in bear country.

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