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Call for Oil Sands Moratorium Grows Louder

Alberta Wilderness Association

News Release: April 23, 2007

As the second round of province-wide oil sands consultations draws to a close, the call for a temporary reprieve from new oil sands leases and approvals increases. In its second presentation to the Oil Sands Consultation Panel in Calgary today, Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) added its voice to those asking for a moratorium on oil sands activities, for new protected areas in oil sands regions, and for an overarching provincial land and resources management plan that effectively addresses cumulative impacts. Read more »

Posted April 24, 2007 by Anonymous

Earth Day Climb a Wild Success

Alberta Wilderness Association

News Release: April 21, 2007

Calgary showed off its wild side this past Earth Day weekend as more than 830 Albertans celebrated their province's wild spaces with the Alberta Wilderness Association at the 16th Annual Climb & Run for Wilderness. Read more »

Posted April 23, 2007 by Anonymous

Wild Lands Advocate, April 2007

Alberta Wilderness Association

The April 2007 issue of Wild Lands Advocate is now available at

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Families Wild About Conservation Fundraiser

Alberta Wilderness Association

News Release: April 12, 2007

With only two weeks to go, Alberta's families are gearing up to climb the Calgary Tower in support of our province's wild spaces at this year's family orientated Climb & Run for Wilderness. Read more »

Posted April 13, 2007 by Anonymous

AWA Open House Talk: Rumsey Wildland: Natural History & Conservation Challenges


Alberta Wilderness Asssociation Rumsey Wildland: Natural History & Conservation Challenges With Cheryl BradleyAt the tension zone between forest and grassland there is great diversity and beauty – a rolling parkland mosaic created over several thousand years. Now an island of native habitat in a sea of cultivation, Rumsey is also the setting for conflict between those who would protect it and those who wish to drill for gas. Read more »

Wilderness Expo Celebrates Earth Day


Alberta Wilderness AssociationRelease Date: April 5, 2007On April 21, over 1,000 people will gather at the Calgary Tower to celebrate Alberta's wild legacy as part of the Earth Day weekend. Joining the throngs of climbers, runners, and volunteers at the 16th Annual Climb & Run for Wilderness will be the very people and organizations whose ongoing efforts directly support our province's natural heritage. Read more »

Wilderness Celebration: Journey to the Yukon's Three Rivers


CPAWS Northern AlbertaAviation Hanger, 11410 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton, AlbertaAn evening of celebration and fundraising in support of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society. The evening will begin with a multimedia presentation on the trip of 11 nationally prominent artists, writers, journalists, and photographers joined 26 people from the Yukon and the Northwest Territories through the Snake, the Wind, and the Bonnet Plume Rivers in the Peel River Basin in the stunning Selwyn Mountains along Yukon’s eastern border. Following this there will be musical performances by Kristilyn Robertson, Cassius Khan and world-renowned slide guitarist Ellen McIlwaine. The evening will also feature the final viewing of "Earth's Treasure Chest". The individual panels of this mural are currently being auction off in an online auction at and will be sent to their new generous owners following the event on May 12th. Read more »

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