As Environment & Parks Minister Jason Nixon moves forward with his plans to downgrade, close or privatize 164 provincial parks, outdoor enthusiast Annalise Klingbeil joins Dave Cournoyer on the Daveberta Podcast to discuss the importance of Alberta’s provincial parks and why they need to be protected and conserved.
Annalise is co-founder of Champion Communications & PR. She previously worked as a press secretary for Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley, and before that she was a journalist at the Calgary Herald.
In March 2020, she displayed her passion for Alberta’s parks in an op-ed in the Globe & Mail.
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- Cuts to Alberta’s parks are an existential threat to Alberta’s identity (Annalise Klingbeil, Globe & Mail, March 11, 2020)
- Cuts to provincial parks will be felt by all (Becky Best-Bertwistle, The Fitzhugh, May 11, 2020)
- Alberta Parks for now, for life, forever. Not only should province reverse its decision to close parks, new parks should be created (Sarah Palmer, CBC, May 30, 2020)
- Cuts to Alberta parks threaten fish and wildlife (Alex Beatty, Edmonton Journal, May 30, 2020)
- Alberta Parks Fact Check: 13 Truths and a Lie About the Announced Changes to Alberta Parks (CPAWS, 2020)
- Central Alberta naturalists fear pristine headwaters will be contaminated by coal mine (Stettler Independent, May 30, 2020)
- Alberta rescinds decades-old policy that banned open-pit coal mines in Rockies and Foothills (CBC, May 22, 2020)
- Alberta flooded with applications for grants to clean up inactive oil and gas wells (Globe & Mail, May 24, 2020)
- Alberta to sell native grassland despite government promises no Crown land would be sold (Global News, March 17, 2020)
- Bighorn parks proposal will not go ahead, says Alberta’s environment minister (CBC, May 7, 2019)