Creekstone Press

Northern BC's publisher

Creekstone Press Publications

Crossing the Divide: Discovering a Wilderness Ethic in Canada’s Northern Rockies (coming in July)

Description: 208 page 6X9" trade paperback contains maps, 60+ black and white photographs, a 16-page photographic colour insert and index

ISBN: 978-1-928195-06-1

Price: 21.95

In Crossing The Divide (now available for pre-order from your bookstore) Wayne Sawchuk takes us from his early days as
a logger and trapper to his role in creating the largest protected wilderness
area in the Rocky Mountains. Sawchuk grew up near Chetwynd in the province’s northeast, working with his father in resource industries. Then in 1985, he helped his uncle build a trapper’s cabin at Mayfield Lake in the Northern Rockies and eventually bought the trapline. Through the 1990s he began taking extended horse packing trips into the area while helping shape the future of the Muskwa-Kechika Management Area, 6.5 million hectares of land where intact ecosystems co-exist with carefully regulated resource extraction. “It is,” says Sawchuk, “an incredible experiment where we can maintain a sustainable economy and keep the wild heart of Canada’s Northern Rockies beating strong forever.”

Read excerpts from Crossing the Divide: Discovering a Wilderness Ethic in Canada’s Northern Rockies (coming in July)