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Taking a Trip to an Island of Conservation

June 1, 2017

June 2017 Wildlands Advocate article, by Ian Urquhart

Imagine a national park where you can hike for five hours and not encounter another person. Imagine a national park where that hike will give you the opportunity to see a species of animal designated as “special concern” by Canada’s Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC). Imagine a national park where your hike is accompanied by the chorus of dozens of songbird species. Where do you think your imagination has taken you?

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We have spectacular wilderness in Alberta, much of it under some form of protection. Every square millimetre of it has had to be fought for - will always have to be fought for, forever and ever. The struggle to retain and repair wilderness is conducted not just by a few individuals, but by large numbers of committed people, from all walks of life, all working in various ways toward the same end. We need to be grateful to all of them.
- Dave Mayhood
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