Helene Walsh: 2016 AWA Wilderness Defender Award Recipient
August 1, 2016
August 2016 Wildlands Advocate article, by Andrea Johancsik.
Helene Walsh, recipient of AWA’s Wilderness Defenders Award, saved a piece of this forest in the 800 km2 Chinchaga Wildland Park in a David and Goliath fight. Helene treasured these immense forests not for their timber value but for their intrinsic values. She saw teeming life and beauty, nature’s strength and fragility, grandeur, wildness. Persistent. Resolute. Strong. Those words describe Helene Walsh.