AGM & Film/Speaker Event
2011/2012 AGM (7pm start)
Come learn what CPAWS Northern Alberta worked on this past year. Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 780.424.5128 x309 with questions.
Annual report coming soon!
Film/Speaker Event (7:30pm start)
Film - Mountains in Motion: The Canadian Rockies
CPAWS Northern Alberta is excited to present a free showing of this 2012 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festivel selection.
"Mountains in Motion: The Canadian Rockies is an experimental short documenting the life of the alpine landscape through time-lapse photography. In an effort to highlight the wildness of these mountain places and how they have inspired explorers of the past, present and future, sequences were painstakingly gathered from exposed summits; by glacial lakes; and under aurora-filled skies. Hours and even months of change lapses in a matter of seconds, providing the viewer with a rare insight into the ever-changing nature of the landscape. Dramatic peaks, crumbling glaciers, surging rivers and frozen waterfalls come alive with intense detail." Read more at: www.mountainsinmotion.ca
Special thanks to creators Doug Urquhart and Paul Zizka and the UpThink Lab for waiving the screening fee for this event.
Presentation - Andrew Ladle on Human Trail Use & Grizzly Bear Movement
We also are excited to have UofA researcher Andrew Ladle presenting his work studying the impact of human trail use on grizzly behaviour in the central foothills. CPAWS is supporting this research with a grant from MEC. Andrew is researching human access management in Central Western Alberta and its implications for movement and behaviour of grizzly bears. The two main objectives of this project are:
- - to identify thresholds for human-use (of various types) of recreational trails, and;
- - to learn recreational users’ attitudes to access management in grizzly bear habitat.
This project, in its initial stages, will be based on three-years of field data. The outcomes of this research will improve the ability of landscape managers to implement actions for species recovery.