K-Country Issues

Doug Campbell forwarded to me an article that appeared in the Feb 21 issue of the Rocky Mountain Outlook. Doug is the creator of the National Hiking Trail, which is not to be confused with the Trans Canada Trail that came later.  When asked if there is an  overlap in K Country he said “no [...]

The outdoor recreation community owes a huge vote of thanks to the Greater Bragg Creek Trails Association (GBCTA) for their hard and often frustrating work negotiating protection from the planned logging for the Elbow/West Bragg trails. Bruce Barker, chair of the Ski Committee writes: “The logging negotiations were frustrating to all involved. We hope that we [...]

Public consultation sessions will be held over the next month to allow input into the development of a draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan. This plan will directly affect the future of Kananaskis Country and the Crowsnest/Castle area. An advisory council used government-supplied terms of reference that asked them to explore the relationship between water, population [...]

User Fees rears its head again

At the last KTAG meeting, we were told that the government is once again considering implementing user fees for Peter Lougheed Provincial Park ski trails. We need to know what your views are on this, both for and against. Please, EVERYBODY join in this discussion so I can get back to KC at the next [...]

Spray Lake Sawmills’ Woodlands team have created a blog site to provide the opportunity for dialog and input into the proposed logging in West Bragg Creek. It is intended to be a communication link to those that have concerns, suggestions or ideas, and those that do the planning within the company. “We can’t expect people [...]

Logging in Bragg Creek

Tomorrow, Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development will host a facilitated information session to discuss FireSmart planning for the area west of Bragg Creek. Fire managers, scientists and industry representatives will be on hand to answer your questions about proposed FireSmart activities on public land. The event will take place from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. [...]

Here is a brief summary of discussions at the first two Ghost Watershed Forums. The organization of topics and interpretation of the main points discussed is mine. I am sure the facilitator will provide a full summery when the forums have concluded. Protection of watershed A recent study commissioned by the Ghost Watershed Alliance — [...]

Ghost Watershed – Public Forums

“The Future of the Ghost Watershed:  Exploring Solutions” Everyone interested the challenges and opportunities facing the Ghost Watershed is invited to attend one or more of the upcoming workshops presented by The Ghost Watershed Alliance Society. They will utilize an outside facilitator and an “open space” process for large group collaboration.  The open space method [...]

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