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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.

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There is an urgent need to engage people with nature. All aspects of it. Not just the pretty bears and cute snakes. Also the realities of it, the death, struggles, and pain. Not only are people losing touch with nature, they are losing touch with the realities of nature.
- Clayton Lamb, January 2018
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