Public Comment Period: Enhancing the Protection of the Castle area

Enhancing the Protection of the Castle area
5 Oct 2015

From the Alberta Parks website:

The Castle area is one of the most biologically diverse areas in Alberta with over 200 rare or at-risk species, including wolverine and grizzly bear. The area has a history of multiple uses including commercial forestry, grazing, oil and gas development as well as tourism development and recreational uses.

The Government of Alberta is committed to enhancing protection of the Castle Special Management Area. To achieve this, government will amend the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan to designate the Castle area under Parks’ legislation. The Government of Alberta is therefore proceeding with a public comment period on the following plan:

  1. Expansion of the Castle Wildland Provincial Park;
  2. Creation of a Provincial Park

The enhanced protection of the Castle area will allow us to focus on stewardship, protecting and enhancing biodiversity, and promoting the area as an outdoor destination for all Albertans.

Alberta Parks has provided an online survey, as well as email and postal mail address for the submission of comments:

Public input is encouraged and important. Send in your comments, suggestions and concerns by clicking on the online comment link below, or by emailing or mailing in your feedback to the appropriate address outlined below. Comments on the commitment to enhancing the protection of the Castle area will be collected until October 5th, 2015. 

Online:  Online Form
Email:  [email protected] 
Mail: Attn: Parks Division 
Re: Enhancing the Protection of the Castle area 
2nd Floor Oxbridge Place 
9820 – 106 Street 
Edmonton, Alberta 
T5K 2J6