CPAWS Supports Government Announcement on Increased Enforcement on Public Lands

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) – Southern Alberta chapter applauds today’s Government of Alberta announcement of increased enforcement on the eastern slopes.

CPAWS Southern Alberta believes that the province is big enough for a diversity of recreational opportunities. However, when the rule is “anything goes,” there will soon be nothing left. The wrong kinds of activities in the wrong places lead to displacement of wildlife, degraded waterways, damaged habitat and conflicts between people.

“We can literally love our parks and wilderness areas to death” says Conservation Director, Katie Morrison, “The additional dedicated Peace Officers will help raise awareness of the potential environmental impact of recreation on the eastern slopes and increase the chances that those who are willfully causing damage are dealt with appropriately.”

This type of education and enforcement combined with recreation planning are critical to ensure that people can experience outdoor activities while ensuring the wild areas are conserved for ecological integrity and recreation values for the future. 

For more information:

  • Katie Morrison, Conservation Director, CPAWS Southern Alberta 
    403-232-6686, [email protected]