Adventures for Wilderness

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Adventures for Wilderness coordinator with Alberta Wilderness Association

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Beautiful grasslands and spectacular views: a ramble around the Milk River Ridge

What does sustainable ranching look like among one of Alberta’s largest remaining blocks of native fescue grassland? Chris Saunders and several other adventurers took a field trip down to the Milk River Ridge to find out: At about 9.30 am on September 9, 2020, 11 hikers assembled on the top of the Milk River Ridge  Continue Reading »

Field Tripping Southern Alberta

Adventure coordinator Tako Koning recounts a field trip to see orphan gas wells in southwestern Alberta: The group consisted of 14 participants and as we drove towards the bird blind at Frank Lake, five km east of High River, we saw over 200 beautiful white pelicans resting on a small island near the western edge  Continue Reading »

Trivia in the Garden: A war of wits in support of wilderness

Adventure coordinator Sean Nichols talks about hosting a charity trivia event in the AWA garden during the times of Covid: For most of the ten days leading up to AWA’s Trivia for the Wild adventure on August 15, the weather was looking to be pretty miserable. Our otherwise splendid August notwithstanding, the forecast was predicting  Continue Reading »

Hiking Southern Alberta’s Porcupine Hills

Among those who know of them, southern Alberta’s Porcupine Hills are renowned for their fantastical bouquet of wildflowers that paint the landscape every summer. Joel Van Riper went on AWA’s adventure to visit them earlier this July and recounts his trip: The morning of the adventure everyone made their way through thick fog to meet  Continue Reading »

In Memoriam – Margaret Main: the Heart of the Climb for Wilderness and AWA Events

It is with great sadness and fond memories that we say goodbye to longtime volunteer and dear friend to AWA, Margaret Main. Those of us who have participated in AWA events in and around Calgary over past several decades will surely recall on numerous occasions being greeted by her warm smile and helped by her  Continue Reading »

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