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    Thank you for your support. If you would like to designate your gift for a specific area of our work, or in honour of someone you would like to recognize, please let us know by writing in the Gift Toward box of your order.
  • Gifts

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    Continue to learn more about our wilderness in Alberta and how you can help protect it by making a purchase of one of our informative publications. You can also show your support by purchasing one of our clothing items. They make great gifts! Prices include shipping and handling.
  • Martha Kostuch Annual Wilderness and Wildlife Lecture

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    Sponsored by the Alberta Wilderness and Wildlife Trust, the Martha Kostuch Annual Wilderness and Wildlife Lecture is an opportunity to present the ideas of researchers in a field related to conservation of wilderness. AWA invites speakers for our Martha Kostuch Annual Wilderness and Wildlife Lecture, to challenge AWA to seek new directions and ways to increase its effectiveness AWA is proud to present these lectures in pursuit of its mission “Defending Wild Alberta through Awareness and Action.” Martha Kostuch An expert in consensus-based decision making her work helped join groups that traditionally might not have worked together. She sought ways to make the system work so we could move forward. Kostuch was a “feisty, fine woman, who never hesitated to speak her mind.” When she recognized things weren't right, she would fight very hard, tirelessly; to make sure that there was a change and that it would be better for all of us. Kostuch, who died April 23, 2008, was a national leader, an Alberta Wilderness Defender and a woman who leaves a vital legacy. AWA has honoured her legacy and her memory by naming our annual lecture the Martha Kostuch Annual Wilderness and Wildlife Lecture.
  • Memberships

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    Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) is dedicated to protecting wild lands, wildlife and wild waters throughout Alberta. An AWA membership adds to the strength of our voice for wilderness. Members receive our journal, the Wild Lands Advocate; our wilderness e-newsletter; advance notice of hikes, talks, and other events; and member discounts. AWA respects the privacy of members and supporters. The information provided is kept confidential and is not sold or traded in any manner.
  • Music For the Wild

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    AWA's Music for the Wild series is done for the spring season. Shows will start up again in the fall! Folk and Roots Music—for the whole family! This fifth year for AWA's Music for the Wild series features a range of local musicians performing in support of Alberta's wild spaces. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and music begins at 7:30 p.m. Space is limited and tickets are not mailed; your name will be included on a roster at the door.
  • Talks

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    Tuesday talks welcomes you to informative and engaging guest speakers on a variety of wilderness topics. All talks begin at 7 p.m. These talks are a great way to meet people who love wilderness, exchange ideas, and learn more about Wild Alberta.
  • Wild Lands Advocate

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    The AWA’s premier publication, the Wild Lands Advocate, will keep you informed of Alberta's wilderness issues. This news journal highlights the AWA's work and inspires wilderness ethic. It makes a wonderful gift and educational resource of wildlands, wildwaters, and wildlife, in and around Alberta. Through investigative journalism and personal accounts, the Wild Lands Advocate tells the stories of Wild Alberta, the people involved in conservation initiatives and the challenges facing wilderness protection. Since its inaugural issue the journal has also functioned as an ongoing record of wilderness conservation issues in Alberta and of AWA’s work. Wild Lands Advocate is published in full colour bi-monthly, six times a year, by Alberta Wilderness Association. The journal contains no advertising. A digital version (in PDF) may be downloaded at
With rare exception cattle ranchers have been the best of guardians of the land entrusted to them. May we continue to be conscientious caretakers of this precious resource and hand it on to another generation unspoiled.
- Gerald Brewin, Rancher in the Taber area 1929 - 2016
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