In a blog last fall we we criticized part of the Elbow trail re-route down through the boggy area near the river where there used to be a gate in the fence. We suggested that the route through the fence higher up used all last summer was a much better alternative. We were told that [...]
Powderface Trail: You’ll be happy to know that Powderface Trail (the road) will remain closed until at least 2015. Alberta Transportation has hired “an engineering consultant to carry out a detail design and arrange for the regulatory approvals to repair and replace” the bridges. However, due to sensitive fishery issues raised by a federal department and [...]
There is no evidence that wild horses are destroying wildlife habitat, and there is no scientific proof that horses are foraging at the expense of cattle. On the contrary, there is plenty of evidence that wild horses are of benefit to the ecology of our foothills watersheds.
Just before the very cold weather hit we squeezed in an easy snowshoe trip to a viewpoint off Hwy. 549. Starting at the K Country boundary, we pushed snow to Threepoint Creek, which was well frozen, took Curly Sand trail to the meadow junction, then climbed 9999 trail to the pass. All the way we [...]
We are appalled that the Alberta Government is again issuing capture permits for wild horses on public land along Alberta’s Eastern Slopes. It appears that the main thrust for the reduction of wild horse herds is from grazing lease holders concerned that horses are consuming forage at the expense of their cattle. Bob Henderson, president of [...]