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Dedicated to the conservation of wilderness and the completion of a protected areas network, Alberta Wilderness Association is a voice for the environment. Since 1965, AWA has inspired communities to care for Alberta’s wild spaces through awareness and action. With a provincial office and library in Calgary, AWA has active members, volunteers, and sponsors throughout Alberta and beyond. AWA is a non-profit, federally registered, charitable society.

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Dear Minister Nixon…About That Townhall

Hey Minister, I’m back. You probably haven’t read any of the Wild Lands Advocate articles…

Adequacy?: Whitebark Pine in Benga’s Environmental Impact Assessment

“Adequacy” is a recurring theme in the Grassy Mountain Coal Project Joint Review Panel hearing….

Can Benga Deliver On Its Coal Royalties Promises?

             My second post to this blog noted that Benga promises to deliver $1.7 billion…

Coal Markets and Grassy Mountain: “If You Build It, Will They Buy?”

            Socio-economics. Before the Joint Review Panel began its Grassy Mountain hearing, I speculated that…

AWA Year in Review 2019-2020

Click here to download the entire AWA Year In Review 2019-2020 infographic as a PDF…

AWA End of Year 2020 Financial Statements

Click here to download the AWA End of Year 2020 Financial Statements as a PDF….

Proposed Amendments to Bill 40, Forests Amendment Act

The Forests Amendment Act, introduced in October 2020, proposes several amendments to the Forests Act….

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The love of wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyond reach; it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth, the earth which bore us and sustains us, the only home we shall ever know, the only paradise we ever need – if only we had the eyes to see.
- Edward Abbey
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