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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.

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

Sep 20 16

Artist Lisa Thomson is inspired to capture the beauty of nature on canvas
Using primarily oils, Lisa Thomson captures nature's beauty on canvas.

Sep 20 16

Nature in Alberta is a breath of fresh air for Myra Paul
Myra Paul's appreciation for Canada's green spaces and fresh air inspires her to volunteer as CPAWS Southern Alberta sponsorship coordinator.

Sep 20 16

Students role play to learn what hazards wildlife face
Grizzly Bears Forever is a student activity where students learn how important it is for young animals to disperse, find a home and spread the family genes into another area. By taking on the role of their favourite animal, students try to help their offspring disperse into new habitat areas - or deal with the horrible consequences!

Sep 20 16

Long before Pokemon Go, there was geocaching
Before the Pokemon Go craze a quieter subculture was searching for secret stashes at specified coordinates, a pursuit called geocaching.

Sep 19 16

New report: more work needed to protect the Castle Park
A new report released earlier this month by Global Forest Watch Canada raises concerns about land-use in the new Castle Wildland and Provincial Parks.

Sep 14 16

The Case for Coal: The Proposed Open Pit Mine in Crowsnest Pass
Amid the phase-out of coal-fired power in Alberta, Crowsnest Pass confronts the possibility of a new mine – and the existential dilemma that comes with it

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