Wilderness & Parks

Action Alert: Get Ready! Andy Russell-I'tai sah kòp Park nears finish line

Be ready for your cue to send letters to Alberta's new Premier. Saturday, Nov. 25th (Dec. 2nd, if a second ballet is needed) is the Progressive Conservative Party's vote on their new leader, and hence Alberta's new premier. The following Monday, we'll issue an action alert urging you to write a letter to the new premier encouraging him to work with his Ministers David Coutts and Denis Ducharme to finish the job of establishing the Andy Russell-I'tai sah kòp Park for the 1,040 sq. km. (400 sq. mi.) Castle wilderness, which is located on the north side of Waterton Lakes National Park on the headwaters of the Castle River. Read More

Private Grab of Public Land in Ghost Waiparous

Alberta Wilderness Association

An application by a private company to lease 160 acres of public land in the Ghost Waiparous is nearing the approval stage with almost no public knowledge. This is one of a growing number of such lease applications throughout Alberta's Eastern Slopes, with little scrutiny and minimal opportunity for public comment. AWA is asking the Alberta government to put all such developments on hold until its long-awaited land-use framework is completed.

Lazy H Trail Company of Cochrane has applied for a 99-year lease of 160 acres of wilderness public land for a private resort development that could cater to as manyas 600 people per day. The site is remote, on the north side of the Ghost River's headwaters, only about 6 km east of Banff National Park, near Lake Minnewanka. This precedent-setting attempt to grab a quarter section of prime public real estate through Alberta's Tourism Recreation Lease (ATRL) process could be approved without any input from the land's owners, the Alberta public. Read More

Banff National Park Annual Planning Forum

<div class="flexinode-body flexinode-1"><div class="flexinode-textfield-2"><div class="form-item"> <label>Location: </label> Lake Lousie </div> </div><div class="flexinode-textarea-1"><div class="form-item"> <label>Description: </label> <h4>What’s happening. What’s in our future.</h4><p>If you live or play in Banff National Park, Parks Canada’s annual planning forum is an event you should check out. It’s a chance to hear about progress and challenges in achieving the vision for the park, and to look into its future with other people who care.</p><p>As well as looking at key achievements over the last year, Parks Canada, representatives from a variety of organizations (the Round Table), and interested members of the public, will be exploring together some of the key issues for the upcoming Park Management Plan Review.</p><p>You’re invited to attend any part of the proceedings – observe from the gallery, ask questions at the Fireside Chat with our Park Superintendents, or join a small group on Day 2 and share your thoughts on the issues and possible solutions for the Park Management Plan Review.</p> </div> </div></div>
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