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News from June 2009

2009 National Stewardship Conference

June 11, 2009

Every three years, Canada’s stewardship and conservation community comes together to celebrate and advance stewardship across the nation. We meet again July 8–11, 2009 in Calgary, Alberta for Strengthening Stewardship – Investing at Every Step, the 4th National Stewardship and Conservation Conference.

Public concern over pressures on our natural resources is growing, and Canadians increasingly understand the need to be engaged in careful and responsible management of land, water, air and other natural resources. Building on the momentum established by previous national stewardship and conservation conferences, this conference recognizes that stewardship is well-established across many regions of Canada and what is required now is to take measure of our actions, strengthen the stewardship ethic, and support Canada’s stewards through policy and resources at all levels.

Strengthening Stewardship – Investing at Every Step will bring together individuals, groups, industry, business, researchers, government and non-government organizations committed to stewardship, with keynote speakers from across Canada. This is the only national conference of its type that brings together Canada’s stewards to discuss emerging issues and solutions for strengthening stewardship across Canada.

We are extending a warm Western invitation to stewards from all sectors across Canada to participate in this event and to see firsthand some of the stewardship initiatives in the Province of Alberta. Delegates will also have the opportunity to attend the world famous Calgary Stampede, visit Banff National Park, Kananaskis Country and many other local attractions.

The conference will be held at the MacEwan Conference & Event Centre at the University of Calgary, offering 40,000 square feet of conference and event space. Associated with this conference are exciting field trips, networking opportunities, poster sessions and preferred display space available throughout the conference venue.

For more information, please visit the conference website at 2009 National Stewardship Conference or contact:

Ernie Ewaschuk, Conference Chair
Executive Director, Land Stewardship Centre of Canada
Telephone: (780) 483–1885
Email: ernie@landstewardship.org

Bill Macdonald, Conference Co-Chair
Director, Environmental Strategies
Alberta Environment (Government of Alberta)
Telephone: (780) 422–8464
Email: william.macdonald@gov.ab.ca

Stewards in Motion

June 3, 2009

Anyone with a passion for stewardship is invited to join the Alberta Stewardship Network on Thursday June 25, 2009 for their Stewards in Motion 7 and Annual General Meeting in Fort McLeod.

This year’s theme is Local Diversity: Helping Habitat at Home and their agenda offers something for everyone. From watershed groups to conservation partnerships, habitat heroes share their success stories. You’ll also hear about Habitat Hot Topics, learn about the Six Good Reasons to Save the Wilderness and much more.

For more information or to register, phone 1–877-727–5276 or visit the Alberta Stewardship Network website.

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