Biodiversity and Wildlife

AWA Hike: White Goat Wilderness (Backpack)

Aug 19 2010 - 6:00am to Aug 22 2010 - 6:00am

Distance: 15 km / day
Elevation Gain: 600 m (on the most strenuous day)

Please Note: Registration only by phone (1-866-313-0713).

Situated in the front ranges of the Rockies, the White Goat Wilderness is a truly unique region of protected wild spaces.  Join a small group of dedicated wilderness lovers to hike into this impressively grand area.  Camp along little-used trails for 3 nights and enjoy nature's splendor at its finest. Read more about AWA Hike: White Goat Wilderness (Backpack)

AWA Hike: Lakeland Camp & Hike

Aug 13 2010 - 6:00am

A combination of camping and hiking in the Lakeland boreal forest.

Distance: Hiking 5 - 15 km per day.
Elevation Gain: minimal

Setting up camp in the wonderous confines of Lakeland Provincial Park, we will spend two days exploring the natural wonders of Alberta's boreal forest.  On our daily excursions we will marvel at the array of plants and animals that make this part of the world a unique blend of forest and wetland.

This trip is rated as Moderate, with modest daily outings on foot. Read more about AWA Hike: Lakeland Camp & Hike

AWA Hike: Sage Creek

Aug 7 2010 - 6:00am

Wander through the coulees and open spaces of this impressive south-eastern Alberta mixed grass prairie.

Distance: 7 km
Elevation Gain: minimal

Sage Creek, located near Manyberries in south-eastern Alberta, is a well-preserved mixed grass prairie environment.  In addition to the great diversity of prairie grasses and shrubs, expect to see pronghorn antelope, deer, sharptail grouse and meadowlarks.  Wander under the blue dome of the endless prairie sky. Read more about AWA Hike: Sage Creek

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
Read more about 2010-06 Vol. 18 No. 3 Wild Lands Advocate>

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

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

Alberta Native Plant Council wins Emerald Award

Congratulations to the Alberta Native Plant Council (an AEN member group) for their  win in the Non-Profit Association category at last night's Emerald Awards. Congratulations to all of the other winners and nominees as well. A full list of this year's Emerald Award recipients can be found on the Alberta Emerald Foundation website. Read more about Alberta Native Plant Council wins Emerald Award

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