We received the following message:
As you are likely aware, the provincial government recently announced a proposal for a mix of parks and public lands in Bighorn Country. TUC is in the process of reviewing the proposal to develop a position and we intend on submitting a letter early in the new year. If you have feedback on the proposal, please feel free to share your thoughts with me. In general, we are supportive of the proposal as it recognizes the importance of this region which forms the headwaters of the North Saskatchewan and Red Deer rivers and provides habitat for native fish including Bull Trout. The proposed new Wildland Park and Public Land Use Zones will provide the province the tools to better manage the region into the future. There are opportunities to improve the proposal, for example, setting limits on OHV trails and linear disturbance.
Public consultation is ongoing until January 31. There is a survey online which I encourage you to complete: https://talkaep.albe...bighorn-country. There will also be a few public information sessions in the coming weeks.
Alberta Provincial Biologist
Trout Unlimited Canada
1-800-909-6040 or 403-221-8360