Award-Winning Conservationist and Wilderness Photographer Publishes New Book: Muskwa-Kechika: The Alaska Highway?s Great Canadian Wilderness

Anyone traveling the Alaska Highway this summer will want to take along Wayne Sawchuk?s new book, Muskwa-Kechika: The Alaska Highway?s Great Canadian Wilderness.

Hot off the press, this travel-friendly guide book will give travelers a unique look at one of the most pristine and beautiful places on earth, a part of the world where the only road that passes through is the Alaska Highway. This book showcases the beauty of the area through stunning photography and tells the story of visionaries who worked to maintain its preservation.

No one is better able to serve as travel guide than the book?s author, Wayne Sawchuk. An award-winning conservationist and wilderness photographer, Wayne has made numerous packhorse journeys through the Muskwa-Kechika Wilderness Management Area. His cameras have been constant companions on these treks and his photographs of the Muskwa-Kechika have been widely published in magazines such as Canadian Geographic, Beautiful BC, The National Post, Explore Magazine, and BC Outdoors. Several of his photographs will be included in the 2006 Yellowstone to Yukon exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Wayne has also been instrumental in the creation of the Muskwa-Kechika Wilderness Management Area. His work with industry, conservation and wilderness organizations, and land use planning tables has resulted in a world leading model of sustainable wilderness and industrial management. Wayne received a BC Minister of Environment Award in 1998 and this year he is the recipient of a Canadian Environment Award in the Conservation category.