The Alberta Mycological Society is a non-profit organization that was founded by Prof. Randy Currah and Helene (Leni) Schalkwijk-Barendsen in 1987. From the modest beginnings of the Edmonton Mushroom Club with a small local membership comprised of professional and amateur mushroom lovers, we became the Edmonton Mycological Society. We changed our name in 2007 to the Alberta Mycological Society in response to our increasing influence in all things mycological in Alberta and our growing province-wide membership and activities.
We are a member of Nature Alberta and an Alberta Poison Liaison link and a Volunteer Steward for the Poplar Creek Natural Area, near Breton. In 2006, we received the Parks and Protected Areas Outstanding Group Steward Award for our commitment to the Poplar Creek Natural Area since 1992.
We welcome everyone to join our Society and learn along with us about fungi. To become a member of AMS, please head over to our Membership Page to find out more.