CPAWS Northern Alberta Chapter

Parks & Protected Areas

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New Polling reveals Albertans’ attitudes towards parks and protected areas in direct opposition to new ministerial changes 

Recent polling commissioned by CPAWS Northern and Southern Alberta chapters re-enforces what we already know: Albertans care deeply about nature…
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Government of Alberta’s Decision to Merge Ministries of Parks and Forestry an Alarming Development

CPAWS Northern and Southern Alberta are deeply alarmed about the changes to parks management announced this past week by the…
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New directive results in changes to Provincial Parks Act  

Today, Alberta Environment and Parks made its first use of the new provisions brought in by Bill 21, the “Red…
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Edmonton could be home to Alberta’s newest provincial park 

CPAWS Northern Alberta is excited about a potential new addition to Alberta’s park system. The newly proposed Big Island Provincial…
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Changes to Parks and Public Land Legislation Will Erode Important Protections

On April 25, 2022, the Government of Alberta passed the first reading of Bill 21: Red Tape Reduction Statutes Amendment…
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CPAWS Northern Alberta celebrates early step towards a National Urban Park in the Edmonton region

CPAWS Northern Alberta is excited to have attended an announcement today by Parks Canada, the Minister of Environment and Climate…
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Largest protection of boreal forest in the world grows even bigger through Indigenous leadership

The designation of an expansion of the Kitaskino Nuwenëné Wildland Park in northern Alberta has been finalized by the Government of Alberta.…
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Trails Act Not a Substitute for Land Use Planning

Newly announced Bill 79, The Trails Act, is not a replacement for sorely needed land-use planning.  …
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Parks Canada announces funding towards National Urban Parks Network and names Edmonton region as a potential site

CPAWS Northern Alberta welcomes the announcement from the Minister of Environment and Climate Change launching a new program to create and support a network of National Urban…
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Alberta’s efforts to undermine provincial parks system earn province a failing grade

According to a new Report Card by the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS), Alberta ranked at the bottom of…
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Survey guide for Albertans on sizeable protected area expansion in northeast Alberta

A significant expansion to the Kitaskino Nuwenëné Wildland Park, first established in 2019, was recently proposed by the Government of Alberta in early February. You…
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No cuts to parks in new provincial budget, but future of Alberta’s environment still uncertain

CPAWS Northern and Southern Alberta chapters are deeply concerned over the fate of parks and conservation in Alberta after budget…
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