December 3, 1999

It was a dark day as Little Mountain, a natural site in North Edmonton, fell to the greed of local developers.  As these photos show, the trees were removed in a wanton and destructive manner.

Ploughed Under Little Mountain is Gone! No Justice, No Peace

Concerned citizens and members of EFONES congregated to protest the area's destruction.

Protest at Little Mountain

Among the protesters was Professor Jim Butler of the University of Alberta's Department of Renewable Resources.  Women burned sweetgrass in a ceremonial offering to the land.

Dr. James Butler Native Prayers

As these photos from September 1999 demonstrate, members of a local school science class made a field trip to enjoy this forested area which is now lost forever.

Field Trip to Little Mountian A Disappearing Heritage Ecosystem in Peril