Wilderness and Species Conservation
The Great Lakes Section of SCO started in 2010. It is led by veteran Great Lakes advocate Mary Muter and comprised of Sierra Club members with specific experience and focus on Great Lakes issues. They are addressing the multiple components of the Great Lakes ecosystem using bi-national coordination of activities with the Sierra Club in the States.... Read more »
ALBERTA - Sierra Club Canada and the Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition are maintaining that while it is important to have the Alberta Sustainable Resource Development’s Parliamentary Assistant, Evan Berger, representing the government today at the international Crown of the Continent Round Table in Polson, Montana, the province needs to replace its spin with actual conservation action, instead of the actions thwarting conservation in Alberta’s portion of the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem. ... Read more »
"After careful consideration, the Minister of Natural Resources and I have agreed to bring forward a regulation making Highland Companies subject to the requirements of the Environmental Assessment Act. As a result the company will be required to undertake a comprehensive Environmental Assessment for the proposed quarry in Melancthon Township.... Read more »
St. John’s, NL– Sierra Club Atlantic is calling on the federal and provincial Ministersto reject the Lower Churchill project in response to the final report of the environmental assessment panel for the Lower Churchill project.
“We were disappointed that the Panel did not state the obvious and give clear advice to government,” according to Bruno Marcocchio, who participated as an expert at the Panel Hearings, “However, the fact that Nalcor could not demonstrate the need for the Lower Churchill means both governments should be taking a big step back and puttinga halt to this project before we get in any deeper.”... Read more »
At Sierra Club Canada, we’ve been working to protect the woodland caribou for over a decade – but a recent decision by the Alberta government is a bad one for the endangered caribou. We were shocked to learn the Alberta government is being pressured by Big Oil and logging companies to NOT recognize its woodland caribou as endangered.
Alberta’s woodland caribou population is in rapid decline due to widespread habitat destruction in the Tar Sands region. Sadly, scientists estimate that in some herds there are less than 200 animals remaining and, in a new report, they recommend listing them as endangered.... Read more »