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Adventures for Wilderness coordinator with Alberta Wilderness Association

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Alberta’s Unique Paleoecological History: Dinosaurs and Badlands

For the second year, AWA was thrilled to be able to offer a special treat: an exclusive audience with Dr. François Therrien, Curator of Dinosaur Palaeoecology at the Royal Tyrrell Museum; followed by a hike to explore the bonebeds at Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park. This year’s outing on July 16 and 17 was  Continue Reading »

Effects of a 2020 Forest Fire, One Year Later: Ghost Wildfire Exploration

Wendell Koning is a Limnologist / Water Quality Specialist, recently retired after 20 years with Alberta Environment and Parks. He thus provides a unique insight as he discusses his experience on the August 11 “Ghost Wildfire Exploration” Adventure coordinated by Heinz Unger: In August 2020 there was a small forest fire of about 200 ha  Continue Reading »

An Amazing Adventure for a 40th Birthday! “40/40/40”

Lindsey Wallis chose a truly unique way to celebrate her 40th birthday: “Forty kilometres by bike. Forty pitches of climbing. All in forty hours.” Read on to hear how it went! Thanks to everyone’s donations my 40/40/40 adventure has raised $5,701 for the Alberta Wilderness Association in support of their conservation work here in Alberta.  Continue Reading »

Rewards Await Those who Persevere the Rain: Plateau Mountain Bike and Hike

The initially-inclement weather made the July 11 trip to Plateau Mountain a true Adventure! However as coordinator Chris Saunders relates, those who stuck with it were well rewarded: Plateau Mountain is truly a gem in Alberta’s wild spaces inventory. There is a band of bighorn sheep that one can almost always count on seeing and  Continue Reading »

Learning about Alberta’s Nature and History: Cochrane Ranche Adventure

On a warm and sunny July 22, Margaret O’Regan led several schoolchildren through Cochrane Ranche on a nature-filled adventure learning about Alberta’s history. Here’s how it went: What could be better than time spent with a bunch of lovely kids hiking in a gorgeous valley, through the tall conifers with their gnarled roots, up along  Continue Reading »

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