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Friends of the Athabasca Environmental Association fonds
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1988-2009, predominant 1988-1997. (Creation)
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0.41 m of textual records. --- 4 audio cassettes. --- 3 video cassettes.
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This accession was donated by Joan Sherman, a member of FOTA, in 2008.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of textual records in addition to a few video and audio cassettes. All records dated after 2009 are conservation copies. The textual records primarily consist of documents related to the construction of the Alberta-Pacific pulp mill in the Athabasca -- Lac La Biche Region, as well as its environmental implications. These records include: correspondence, publications, photocopied publication articles, studies, reports, individual postcards and a book of postcards regarding clear cutting and the environmentally damaging effects, newspapers and newspaper articles, papers pertaining to the Canada-Asia Partnership in Athabasca and its programs, periodicals, material related to the Northern River Basins Study, FOTA newsletters, papers from FOTA's general meetings, presentations, press/news releases, Silva Forest Foundation and Forestry Stewardship Council membership applications, papers regarding the Special Places 2000 Campaign, Alberta Forest Conservation Strategy Steering Committee reports, and papers related to the environmental harmonization initiative proposed by the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment. Also included in the textual records is an enlarged photocopy of a photograph of Environment Minister Ralph Klein at the press conference to announce the approval of the Al-Pac pulp mill. The audio cassettes consist of recordings taken during FOTA's annual general meetings with the majority featuring either David Schindler or Al Wong. The video cassettes consist of recordings related to Alberta-Pacific Forestries Inc. and include The Alberta Pacific Story, Dr. Robert Dykes' presentation on the medical effects of the pulp mill, and Woodlot Program for WCB Woodlot Managers.
The records are in good condition. Some of the newspaper clippings are torn and somewhat fragile
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Items were not received in any discernable order.
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- The material is in English.
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There are no restrictions on access. Permission for use required. Subject to The Copyright Act.
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File list available.
Other material related to the Friends of the Athabasca Environmental Association can be found in the Friends of the Athabasca Environmental Association fonds at the Athabasca Archives in Athabasca, Alberta.
Information for the biographical sketch was obtained from the records and the internet. The fonds level description and finding aid were created by Dayna Kwasney (summer student) in 2009.<br><br>Record No. 2009.002 AU006<br><br>