CEMA Welcomes Alberta Professional Outfitters Society as Newest Membership
Fort McMurray, Alberta – The Cumulative Environmental Management Association (CEMA) is pleased to welcome the Alberta Professional Outfitters Society (APOS), as a new member. Established in 1997, APOS is a not for profit, an arms-length, self-funded, legal entity established for the purpose of delivering a service traditionally done by government, that administers the outfitted-hunting industry in Alberta. There are over 430 member Outfitter-Guides and almost 1500 Guides registered.
“We are very pleased to be joining CEMA; our two organizations are a natural fit and will no doubt work well together in the years ahead,” stated Owen Voaklander, Managing Director. “By learning and listening to the large membership with various opinions in CEMA will be a positive benefit to APOS future goals.”
“APOS is a large, diverse and successful Society, which plays an important role in many Albertans’ recreational endeavours” commented Glen Semenchuk, CEMA Executive Director. “Their members are very active on Alberta’s landscape and they have a deep interest in stewardship of the land. Their knowledge and expertise will greatly enhance the ability of our Working Groups to deal with the complex issues facing us. CEMA has been broadening its membership in the last several years to include more stakeholders throughout the province. ”
As a multi-stakeholder, non-profit society CEMA is a key advisor to the provincial and federal governments and is committed to respectful, inclusive dialogue to make recommendations to manage the cumulative environmental effects of regional development on air, land, water and biodiversity.