Sage Grouse Archive
2011-10-04 AWA News Release: AWA Welcomes Premier-Designate Redford’s Promise to Protect Alberta’s Endangered Wildlife
Alberta Premier-designate Alison Redford committed during her campaign to suspend the public land sale known as “Potatogate” that would see 16,000 acres of native prairie converted to intensive irrigated agricultural use. She also made other important environmental commitments.
Wild Lands Advocate update, October 2011, by Madeline Wilson
Late this past week billboards across Calgary and Edmonton began flashing a public service announcement about the plight of greater sage-grouse in Alberta. On the heels of a very successful two-day Emergency Greater Sage-grouse Summit the bill boards are an attempt to answer the void of information and awareness available about how serious things really are.
AWA letter to federal and provincial politicians calling for urgent action to save the sage-grouse before it is too late. The letter includes as an attachment the Communique from the Emergency Sage-Grouse Summit, September 7 and 8.
The greater sage-grouse has been called Alberta's most endangered species. In 2011, just 13 male birds were recorded in Alberta, a 98 percent decline since 1968. The plight of the sage-grouse is desperate, and these spectacular birds need all the help they can get if they are going to survive in Alberta.
Final recommendations from the Emergency Sage-Grouse Summit, hosted by AWA in Calgary, September 7 and 8, 2011. The Emergency Sage-Grouse Summit consisted of leading international scientists, local landowners and environmental organizations working to ensure that the spectacular greater sage-grouse remains on the landscape.
2011-09-08 AWA News Release: Save our Sage-Grouse! Recommendations from Emergency Sage-Grouse Summit
Desperate measures are needed if Canada’s most endangered wildlife species, the greater sage-grouse, is to be saved from extinction in Canada. This is the overwhelming conclusion coming from the Emergency Sage-Grouse Summit, held in Calgary, Alberta September 7-8, 2011.
Media Briefing 2: Emergency Sage-Grouse Summit - Recommendations to Save Alberta’s “Most Endangered Species”
Media Briefing 1: Emergency Sage‐Grouse Summit - Last Ditch effort to Save Alberta’s “Most Endangered Species”
2011-09-01 AWA News Release: Last Dance for Sage-grouse? Just 13 Male Birds Remain in Alberta, as Recovery Fails
In 2011, just thirteen male greater sage-grouse were counted in Alberta. Without emergency action to protect sage-grouse habitat, the species will die out in Alberta, and the finger of blame will be pointed squarely at provincial and federal governments which have failed to act.
Wild Lands Advocate article, April 2011, by Mark Boyce
Report by Jennifer Carpenter, Cameron Aldridge, and Mark S. Boyce, published in the Wildlife Society's Journal of Wildlife Management, November 2010
Wild Lands Advocate article, August 2009, by Nigel Douglas.
2009-07-13 Media Backgrounder - Lawsuit over Protection of Endangered Sage-grouse Habitat - Habitat and the Species at Risk Act
Media backgrounder from Ecojustice
Precedent-setting decision gives Canada’s endangered sage-grouse and other species at risk a chance at recovery
June 2, 2009 media release by six environmental organizations.
Wild Advocate article, April 2009, by Ian Urquhart
Wild Lands Advocate update, April 2008, by Joyce Hildebrand
February 14, 2008 news release by six environmental organizations. Federal lawsuit highlights failure to protect endangered bird habitat.