Outdoor Recreation

Sierra Club Chinook Group Monthly Meeting

Jul 3 2008 - 1:00am

Sierra Club of Canada — Chinook Group

Hiking, skiing and river rafting will be among the activities discussed at the Chinook Group’s next public meeting. We’ll be presenting a slide show covering the fun-filled outings over the last year and review some of the Group’s main activities. Come on by and find out more about what we’re up to and how to get involved! Read more about Sierra Club Chinook Group Monthly Meeting


Calgary Area Outdoor Council (Old Firehall)
1111 Memorial Drive NW
Calgary , AB

Cross Conservation Area Winter 2008 Programs: Ready, Set, Survive!

Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area Ready, Set, Survive! Proper preparation can make the difference between enjoying the outdoors and surviving in a pinch. We’ll reveal the 10 essentials for your pack and what to use in the environment in case of an emergency. Discover how wildlife prepare and adapt for winter and what they can teach us about survival.

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 about Private Grab of Public Land in Ghost Waiparous


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