Wilderness and Species Conservation
A consensus-based, broad, local citizens’ initiative – Castle Special Place Citizens’ Initiative – has proposed that southwest Alberta’s Castle Special Place be legislated and protected within the province’s network of protected areas and parks, as Alberta has been done with its other 80 Special Places.
The proposal was developed in response to the Minister of Tourism, Parks and Recreation’s September 2007 announcement that he hoped to see more locally-driven citizens’ initiatives bringing forward proposals, as was successfully done for the new provincial recreation area and park at Drayton Valley. Should the Minister decide to proceed, as with all new protected areas and parks the Department undertakes, the Department would carry out public consultation and negotiations with existing disposition holders.
The name says it all. Tracking BEARS is Action Grizzly Bear's monthly e-newsletter that will help you track campaign progress and government action on implementing the B.E.A.R.S. Essentials for Recovery. It will provide campaign updates, discuss current issues, highlight upcoming events and generally help you stay informed and stay active in our efforts to save Alberta's great bear.
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According to a recent report prepared for Alberta’s Sustainable Resource Development (SRD) department, there are approximately 23 grizzly bears estimated to occupy Alberta’s Swan Hills. This new information brings the total estimated number of grizzlies in Alberta so far to 604 and takes us one step closer to an official province wide population estimate with only a portion of northern Alberta left to be surveyed.... Read more »
Action Grizzly Bear is looking for folks all across Alberta to be part of keeping grizzly bear issues in the media and keeping the grassroots pressure on our leaders by writting letters to the editor to local papers, as well as calling into radio shows, writing articles, etc. It takes 10 minutes to write a letter to the editor – you will receive AGB Media Action Team alerts from Sierra Club staff with instructions, as well as talking points and more information to aid in your response