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


 Sage Newsletter for May 2016 is here!


Next sage meeting:

18 May 2016
7 - 9 pm

Lethbridge Public Library

Everyone Welcome!

Check out the Waterton Speaker Series
@ Lethbridge & Area Events.

The Southern Alberta Group for Environment (SAGE) together with others in the conservation
community is calling for reduced linear footprint, strict limits on off highway vehicles (OHVs) on
public lands, and a ban on OHVs in parks and protected areas. A communiqué was sent to the
Government of Alberta on January 13, 2016. The Southern Alberta Group for
Environment (SAGE), established in 1984, works to protect and restore the health of our
environment – water, air, and land – in Lethbridge and region.

Read more @Letters to Government

Recycling Issues Recycled:

@Letters to Government

@Letters to the Editor

@Converstations with Klaus


sage supports


@letters to Government



Click for our Clean Air Strategic Alliance 
page & information.


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 shares his considered opinion:

Last chance for the Castle Watershed? 


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:

18 May 2016 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.