Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation is looking for feedback on a proposal to exchange land adjacent to Dead Man’s Flats with public lands, nearby and in the Ghost and Waiparous areas, to allow for better protection of the wildlife corridor between Dead Man’s Flats and the Bow River.
The MD of Bighorn would receive lands that have been previously disturbed and are deemed to be of less ecological value. Some land will be removed from the Wildland Park. This land is predominantly an old gravel pit near the junction of Highway 1A and Highway 1X. The site was part of the previous Yamnuska Natural Area and historically functioned as a staging area for alpine and orienteering activities. It has not been used for some time. The Yamnuska parking area is now the access to this section of Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park.
Send in your comments, suggestions and concerns by November 29, 2010.