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Sid Marty: A Man for Alberta’s Mountains

October 1, 2015

Wild Lands Advocate article from October 2015 by Lindsey Wallis.

Sid Marty has been writing since the 1960s. For more than half a century his love of Alberta’s wild spaces has made him a powerful voice for conservation as a journalist, prose writer, songwriter, and poet…occasionally while staring down a bulldozer at a protest site.

Livingstone Range

Livingstone Range

Christyann Olson, Executive Director of AWA, sums up Marty’s influence:

“Sid has, for years, influenced thoughts and actions through his books, his prose and his songs. For the most part he is likely unaware that he has made a difference to conservation in Alberta, in that quiet and most likely immeasurable way. AWA is recognizing Sid at this time for all his years of caring for the environment, for speaking out softly and more recently for protesting loudly about logging in the Castle. Logging that has taken a toll on the ecosystems and that, through protest and defiance, has stopped and given nature respite and time to heal and hopefully will lead to legislated protection. Sid is highly regarded and when he stands up others learn from him and feel empowered to take an informed stand too.”

To read the full article, click here: Sid Marty: A Man for Alberta’s Mountains (Oct 2015 WLA)


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