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AWA Wilderness & Wildlife Defenders: Developing Lakeland’s Backcountry

June 30, 2014

The Alberta government is proposing fixed roof camping cabins in Alberta’s only backcountry canoe circuit in Lakeland Provincial Park. In AWA’s view, the cabins will increase mechanized access pressures and be a step towards urbanizing this important, relatively non-mechanized regional wilderness area. They are completely unnecessary given numerous nearby alternatives for fixed roof RV camping and rental cabins in rustic lakeside settings. Please take a moment to write or comment online to Alberta Parks by July 7 during the public consultation period.

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A journey into the wilderness is the freest, cheapest, most nonprivileged of pleasures. Anyone with two legs and the price of a pair of army surplus combat boots may enter.
- Edward Abbey
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