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2010-06 Vol. 18 No. 3 Wild Lands Advocate

The Alberta Wilderness Association has posted the latest issue of Wild Lands Advocate.

Features

  • Lakeland: A Lifelong Odyssey in a Land of Wonder
  • Exploring Alberta’s Mountain Wilderness
  • Thoughts on “Being:” Get Out There
  • Disabled Citizens: Welcome Them into the Conservation Community
  • Blind Ambition: the Ross Watson Message
  • North America’s Original Frequent Fliers
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Event

AWA Hike: Plateau Mountain

Jul 28 2010 - 6:00am

Explore the Ecological Reserve on the summit of table-like Plateau Mountain

Distance: 12 km
Elevation Gain: 250 m

Located in southern Kananaskis Country, Plateau Mountain's Ecological Reserve offers superb views and a rare diversity of plants and animals.  The summit is broad and windswept and harbours animals such as the bighorn sheep and the hoary marmot.

This hike is rated as Moderate, covering approximately 12 kilometres with an elevation gain of about 250 metres (800 ft).

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AWA Hike: Porcupine Hills

Jul 6 2010 - 6:00am

Distance: 5 km
Elevation Gain: 250 m

Situated between the mountains and the prairies, the Porcupine Hills are unique.  Beautiful wildflowers abound, with a backdrop of diverse grasses and shrubs.  Ancient Douglas firs are a highlight not to be missed!

Please Note: This hike is rated as Moderate, covering approximately 5 kilometres with an elevation gain of about 250 metres (800 feet). Read more about AWA Hike: Porcupine Hills

Location

Porcupine Hills , AB
Event

AWA Hike: Dry Island

Jun 29 2010 - 6:00am

Distance: 8 km
Elevation Gain: 200 m

"Dry Islands" are unique erosional remnants in the beautiful Red Deer River valley.  Climb to the top, 200 metres above the waters of the Red Deer River.  Experience the stunning views, including an ancient buffalo jump.  Keep your eyes open - you might discover the astoundingly old bones of an Albertosaurus!

Please Note: This hike is rated as Moderate, extending approximately 8 kilometres with an elevation gain of about 200 metres (650 feet). Read more about AWA Hike: Dry Island

Location

Dry Island , AB
Event

Oldman Watershed Bus Tour

Jun 22 2010 - 6:00am

The grass is green, the leaves are out and summer is trying to show its face!  It's a great time of year to get out there and learn more about our wonderful Alberta wilderness.  The Alberta Wilderness Association invites you join them on a bus tour through the Oldman River watershed in southwestern Alberta. Read more about Oldman Watershed Bus Tour

Media Release

Business as Usual as ERCB OKs Kananaskis Sour Gas Pipeline

A twenty-month-long hearing process held by the Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) into a major new sour gas development proposal in Kananaskis Country resulted in little more than a rubber stamp, and business as usual. ERCB’s June 6 Decision 2010-022 gives the go-ahead for Petro Canada (now Suncor) to drill 11 new sour gas wells, and build a 37-kilometer pipeline through land recently recognized by the Alberta government as Nationally Significant. Approval comes despite considerable opposition to the proposal from local landowners, environmentalists and First Nations. Read more about Business as Usual as ERCB OKs Kananaskis Sour Gas Pipeline

Media Release

New Report Shows the Province is Not Doing Enough to Protect and Recover Alberta’s Threatened Grizzly Bears

The Alberta government is not following its own recovery plan to protect the province’s grizzly bear population, which will likely lead to population decline

A new report analyzing current recovery efforts in Alberta indicates that the provincial government is not doing enough to protect one of the most threatened grizzly bear populations in North America. Recent research indicates that the grizzly bear population in Alberta is small and may be declining due to expanding networks of industrial access roads and the high levels of human-caused mortality that accompany them.

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