Wilderness & Parks

Call for Input: Proposed land exchange between Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park and Silvertip Golf Course

Proposed land exchange between Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park and Silvertip Golf Course
4 Feb 2010

As part of Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation's commitment to consultation with stakeholders and the public, the Parks Division would like to invite you to comment on the proposed land exchange between Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park and Silvertip Golf Course.

The Government of Alberta requires a small portion of land (0.135 hectares) from Silvertip Golf Course to better protect an important wildlife corridor along a park trail. In turn, Silveritp Golf Course has requested a small portion of land (0.045 hectares) from the wildland provincial park to be able to reroute a golf cart path for safety reasons.

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Influence the future of Jasper National Park: Annual Planning Forum

Nov 27 2009 - 12:00am to 4:00am

CPAWS Northern Alberta is inviting you to join us at...

Parks Canada's Jasper National Park Annual Planning Forum

Thursday, November 26, 2009

  • 5 - 7:00 pm Open House
  • 7-8:15pm Presentations
    • Year in Review
    • Parks Management Plan Review
    • Q&A Discussion Session
  • 8:15-9:00pm Open House continues 

Parks Canada is preparing a new management plan for our National Parks that will guide its activities for the next ten to fifteen years. This plan is important for Jasper National Park. It will also set the direction that could be taken for all of the other Rocky Mountain parks, including Banff National Park. Read More


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Ecological Integrity May be the Loser in New Banff Park Management Plan

The primary mandate for Banff National Park - managing to maintain the park's ecological integrity - looks like receiving short shrift if a proposed new management plan goes ahead unchanged. Instead, a shift towards maximizing the "visitor experience" receives a much higher profile throughout the new draft plan.

Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) is calling for changes to the draft Banff National Park of Canada Management Plan to bring it back in line with the legally-required priority for National Parks: ecological integrity. The draft plan is currently going through an ill-defined public review period. Read More

New Alberta protected wilderness after 10 years?

Alberta opens door to first new protected wilderness in a decade
Edmonton -   For the first time in 10 years, the Alberta government is giving the green light to creating new protected wilderness areas in the province -- a move being welcomed by the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS). The region that will be affected is the Athabasca heartland, where oils sands developments threaten one of Alberta’s last strongholds of ecological integrity.

The province’s announcement last week gives the Lower Athabasca Regional Read More

Advisory: Will Alberta’s Plan for Parks include Albertans’ priorities?

Monday, April 20th, 2009, at 9:30 am in Calgary, the Honourable Cindy Ady, Minister of Tourism, Parks and Recreation will be announcing the Alberta Government’s new policy for the province’s protected areas and parks – Alberta’s Plan for Parks.

It will set the direction for all of Alberta’s protected areas and parks for the next 10 years, including: Read More

Budget Ignores Albertans' #1 Priority for Parks

A harbinger of imminent Parks Policy?

Edmonton — Albertans' number one priority for investment related to parks and recreation makes no ap­pearance in last week's provincial budget. That is why conservation groups are looking to the govern­ment's soon-to-be released new parks policy - Alberta's Plan for Parks - to address this major short­coming. This top priority is conspicuously absent from the provincial budget. Read More

Alberta’s Plan for Parks Veers Off Track

Alberta, Canada — The province's protected area watchdogs strongly support the Alberta Government's resolve to write and implement a new and much-needed parks policy in time for regional land-use planning. However, they are sounding the alarm because the current draft of Alberta's Plan for Parks does a poor job of accommodating what the majority of Albertans say they want for parks. Read More


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