We are the only local organization committed to protecting the Castle for today and all future generations.
The Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition was formed and registered as a Society in 1989 by a group of southern Albertans who recognized the unique ecological values of the Castle Wilderness. With the support of local communities and volunteers, the CCWC has programs ranging from advocacy to on-the-ground conservation.
The thrust of CCWC’s work is advocating for the legislated protection of the Castle under Alberta’s Parks and Protected Areas Act. In September 2015, the Alberta government announced the creation of a Provincial Park and Wilderness Park. The CCWC continues to advocate for the sustained management and protection of the Castle.
The CCWC contributes to the livelihood of the Castle Wilderness by organizing programs and activities including pulling weeds, picking up litter and reclaiming degraded areas. Every summer, guided hikes, weed pulls and clean-ups are planned to enjoy and take care of this special region.
As the eyes and ears of the Castle, volunteers for the CCWC monitor activities and state of the wilderness. The CCWC monitors for inappropriate activity and shares concerns with the public and at regulatory, legislative or conservation hearings. The CCWC also celebrates successes in conservation with local communities.
CCWC highlights over the years
1989: CCWC was established by a group of southern Albertans
1990: First roundtable attended by 37 conservationists and environmentalists
2002: CCWC a finalist for an Alberta Emerald Award
2013: CCWC wins Outstanding Group Steward award from Alberta Parks
2015: Government of Alberta announces the full protection of the Castle region
Friends and partners
The CCWC partners with local communities and conservation groups to extend our reach and impact.
- Alberta Wilderness Association
- Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative
- Oldman Watershed Council
- Alberta Conservation Association
- Fanwood Foundation
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