Photo: R. Arssenault. Woodland Caribou in conflict with Industry in Alberta's Boreal.


 Sage Newsletter for November 2015 is here!


Next sage meeting:

20 January 2015 7:00 pm
Lethbridge Public Library

Everyone Welcome!


Southern Alberta Group for the Environment has congratulations & concerns 
Re: Enhancing the Protection of the Castle Area

Read our letter to the Alberta Provincial Government.


Dr. Faron Ellis at Lethbridge College has conducted research regarding:

Proposed Castle Wilderness Area Provincial Parks Alberta Public Opinion Study – Fall 2015 October 2015.

Results indicate that more than 4 out of 5 Albertans support the plan for the two new parks. Support is strong and widespread throughout the province and among all demographic groups.



SAGE Director Klaus Jericho offers a timeline of events regarding the Castle

and offers his considered opinion as to; 

Last chance for the Castle Watershed? 


Gods Acre

Gods Acre is the story of an older Aboriginal man being forced to adapt to a constantly changing world. Climate change has altered the way people live, bringing droughts and floods to previously unaffected areas. And yet, a man continues to live alone in the wilderness like his family before him. 

To raise funds for the film, the production is going to be starting a crowdfunding campaign on May 25th till June 25th.

More information @ Environmental Headlines.

SAGE opposes the proposed development of Residential Housing on unstable coulee lands in Tudor Estates.

Instead, sage supports retaining these lands in public ownership and redesignating them as River Valley or Park & Recreation.

Read more @ Letters to Government.



The Milk River Ridge is under threat from Oil and Gas Exploration.

 Animals like pronghorns, water birds, fescue grasslands and wetlands are

potentially threatened in the Milk River Ridge.


Read our letter to the Alberta Minister of Energy @ Milk River Ridge (halfway down page)




Next sage meeting:

20 January 2015 7:00 pm
Lethbridge Public Library 

Everyone Welcome!


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SAGE is A Leading Voice for a
Healthy and Environmentally Sustainable Community


The Southern Alberta Group for Environment (SAGE) was established in 1984 by a small group of citizens in the greater Lethbridge community concerned about the state of the environment. Founding members identified the need for an organization which, through collective action, would work to protect and restore the health of our environment – water, air, and land – in southern Alberta. In 2014, the goals of SAGE are similar to those over twenty years earlier. SAGE is a leading voice for a healthy and environmentally sustainable community through informing citizens, participating in public processes and supporting sound environmental initiatives and actions.

To stay informed SAGE members scan media, network with others in the community through their work and volunteer activities, and seek out information on key current issues. A newsletter is produced and mailed monthly to members and leaders in the community. SAGE holds monthly meetings, organizes public programs, prepares displays for special events, and responds to requests for presentations or information by educators and other community organizers. 
SAGE has engaged in numerous advocacy efforts directed towards recycling, improved solid waste management, protected areas, biodiversity conservation, renewable energy, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, pesticides reduction, addressing environmental effects of intensive livestock operations and environmental sustainability in urban planning. Members sit on advisory committees to governments, research and write briefs or opinion pieces, and engage in regulatory and appeal processes.
Water and watershed management has been a steady focus for SAGE. In the 1980s the environmental effects of a proposed dam on the Oldman River was a key issue as were protecting urban river valley parks and river valley clean-up. In the 1990s, focus shifted to revising provincial water law and policy and improving water quality in the Oldman River and its tributaries. Since 1998 SAGE members have been active participants in multi-stakeholder efforts to improve water management in southern Alberta, including the work of the Oldman River Basin Advisory Committee, the Oldman River Basin Water Quality Initiative and the Oldman Watershed Council established in 2004.