Posts Categorized: Community Group & Nonprofit Association

Fish and Wildlife Crowsnest Pass Bearsmart

This program, led by local certified volunteers, assists in managing two species of bears within the Crowsnest Pass area. Over its many years of operation, Bearsmart has reduced the amount of bear mortalities and relocations by engaging their community through various bear behaviour and wildlife/human co-existence management projects. Programs include industry and recreational awareness courses, local public service announcements, the Going Wild Wildlife Expo, annual apple picking, radio-transmitter ...

Camrose Wildlife and Greenspace Stewardship Project

Camrose Wildlife and Stewardship Society

This volunteer-based society is making the City of Camrose’s vision of “a greenspace network that enhances community values and quality of life for [city] residents” a reality. Since 2002, the CWSS increased community knowledge and engagement through interpretive events, high-profile stewardship activities, research projects, and an annual wildlife festival. In 2014, the city adopted a Municipal Greenspace Plan to enhance the management of greenspace and wildlife species, especially their flagship ...

Caribou Patrol Program

Aseniwuche Winewak Nation of Canada

For decades, AWN, the “Rocky Mountain People,” have witnessed the decline of woodland caribou. Following the advice of the Elders who said, “We must speak for those that have no voice,” AWN created CPP, providing a conduit to share traditional ecological knowledge and to demonstrate their core value of Protection and Preservation of the Environment in a hands-on, meaningful way. The CPP has effectively reduced vehicle collisions with ...

Solar Energy Society of Alberta

Alberta has an excellent solar resource and the Solar Energy Society of Alberta has created unique programs to help residents take advantage of it.  They strive to deliver the best solar education programs to usher in a clean energy future in Alberta.

The Miistakis Institute

The Miistakis Institute not only provides data to decision makers, but also provides comprehensive context and knowledge around important environmental and land development issues.  Miistakis takes academic knowledge and makes it available for practical use in the Alberta environmental field.

Children’s Summer Camp

Camp Maskepetoon

The judges loved that “The most innovated thing about Camp Maksepetoon is that it hasn’t changed in 58 years.”  It promotes a natural, back-to-nature approach to camping and gives campers the opportunity to escape from city life, slow down, enjoy time outdoors, hike, take canoe lessons, swim in the lake, take part in nature journaling, enjoy unscheduled forest time, and engage with the environment constantly in a variety of ...