Species at Risk

Woodland Caribou vs. Everybody   When you think of Canada and its wildlife, there are a few iconic animal species that might immediately come to mind. Perhaps you think of the beaver, the grizzly bear, or the orca, or perhaps, you think of the caribou. Caribou are rarely...

Habitat Matters: Habitat laws, challenges and new directions   Thank you for your interest in the Habitat Matters webinar that took place November 28. Link to the recording Link to the slide deck     Habitat is essential to the survival of all species. Our activities across the landscape have...

THIS EVENT IS NOW OVER. FOR THE OCTOBER 24 2019 EVENT PLEASE VISIT: http://elc.ab.ca/where-to-from-here-save-the-date-for-green-regs-n-ham-calgary-october-24-2019-2/     NOTE - TICKET SALES ARE NOW CLOSED Coastal environmental concerns are highly relevant to land locked Alberta, but rarely do we discuss them. Join the ELC and our guest speakers to look beyond Alberta’s...

Back to what we once HADD: Fisheries Act Amendments are Introduced Since the 1970s, section 35 of the Fisheries Act operated to protect fish and fish habitat throughout Canada by prohibiting the harmful alteration, disruption or destruction of fish habitat (the HADD provision). Up to 2012, the...

Highlights of Federal Environmental Legislation Reviews: Reports released for the Environmental Assessment, the National Energy Board, the Navigation Protection Act and Fisheries Act Reviews   The Government of Canada is currently reviewing several federal environmental and regulatory processes (see here). These include reviews of: federal environmental assessment processes; ...

When we think of protecting Alberta’s landscapes there are a variety of tools that are quite well understood and used: parks on public land, conservation easements on private land.  The Alberta Land Stewardship Act (ALSA) greatly added to the conservation tool box by providing a variety...

The proposed Northern Gateway Project (the “Project”) consists of two pipelines and a marine terminal. The pipelines are anticipated to follow a 1 km wide route from Bruderheim in northern Alberta to Kitimat in northern B.C. covering over 1,170 km (see a map of the...

A recent story of a road being built in the Little Smokey Caribou range reflects the provincial government’s narrative of the demise of a species.  It reflects a disconnect between policy and action, both federally and provincially, and indicates an inability on the part of...