Help us create a park in Alberta's Castle wilderness

June 14, 2006
CPAWS Action alert

Alberta's Castle Wilderness is a unique wildland in Canada. Its majestic Front Range canyons rise out of the prairie into the alpine with no foothills, leading to the greatest plant biodiversity in Alberta. Its rivers flow to the Oldman river watershed that sustains southern Alberta. Unfortunately, the Alberta government's recently proposed C-5 Forestry management plan would diminish this biodiversity, and reduce the area's ability to retain water for southern Alberta.

Let Premier Klein know you want the Castle protected!

Instead of committing to a plan whose own creators say does not do enough to secure habitat for watershed protection, grizzlies, and biodiversity, let's make a better choice. CPAWS, The Sierra Club of Canada, and the Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition have proposed the Andy Russell - I'tai sah kop Wildland Park Initiative, which aims to secure the Castle in the name of conservation legend Andy Russell and the Piikani First Nation.

By showing your support, you'll be adding your name to a chorus of concerned Canadians that includes public figures like the Right Honorable Joe Clark, Ian Tyson, Sid Marty, Farley Mowatt, Dr. David Schindler and many more.

You can help! Your letter or email will let the Alberta government know the public believes the time for failed management of the Castle is over. The government first proposed its protection in the 1970s--now it's time to make it happen. Take action for the Castle Wilderness!

Send a letter in support of the Andy Russell - I'tai sah kop Wildland Park Initiative

Learn more about the Castle Wilderness

Learn more at CPAWS Calgary/Banff Chapter

Read the letter to the Premier signed by prominent Canadians

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