Archived engagements

Thank you for your interest in previous engagement projects. Below you will find projects for which there is no active public participation currently being carried out. You can sort through the projects based on their status or topic by selecting a category on the right hand side of this page.

Thank you for your interest in previous engagement projects. Below you will find projects for which there is no active public participation currently being carried out. You can sort through the projects based on their status or topic by selecting a category on the right hand side of this page.

  • Bighorn Country Proposal

    8 days ago
    Bighorn country

    Context - Population and economic growth, and increased use of the land has put pressure on the landscape in Bighorn country and increased user conflicts. The Bighorn Country proposal would put longstanding policies in to legislation, allowing government to support conservation and recreation while encouraging economic and tourism opportunities through a mix of different parks and public lands.

    Input received - The Government of Alberta consulted on the Bighorn Country Proposal from November 23, 2018 to February 15, 2019. We heard thousands of ideas from Albertans about the proposal through an online survey, written submissions, telephone town halls, public information sessions and meetings with Indigenous Peoples and stakeholders. To access documents related to engagement activities click here.

    Decision - Alberta Environment and Parks is reviewing all input received during consultation. Further consultation on recreation and land management planning will be initiated if the proposal proceeds.

    Context - Population and economic growth, and increased use of the land has put pressure on the landscape in Bighorn country and increased user conflicts. The Bighorn Country proposal would put longstanding policies in to legislation, allowing government to support conservation and recreation while encouraging economic and tourism opportunities through a mix of different parks and public lands.

    Input received - The Government of Alberta consulted on the Bighorn Country Proposal from November 23, 2018 to February 15, 2019. We heard thousands of ideas from Albertans about the proposal through an online survey, written submissions, telephone town halls, public information sessions and meetings with Indigenous Peoples and stakeholders. To access documents related to engagement activities click here.

    Decision - Alberta Environment and Parks is reviewing all input received during consultation. Further consultation on recreation and land management planning will be initiated if the proposal proceeds.
  • Bow River Access Plan

    3 months ago
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    Context - Over the last 30 years, the Bow River has grown in reputation to become a world famous fly-fishing destination and popular area for rafting and canoeing. Considering the interest and potential, there is a desire to improve access to the river and foster tourism opportunities while ensuring the sustainability of the fishery. Continuing on downstream from where the City of Calgary River Access Strategy ends, the Bow River Access Plan focuses on the main stem reach of the Bow River from Fish Creek Provincial Park to Wyndham-Carseland Provincial Park.

    Input received - Feedback on the draft plan was received through a survey open from July 5 - 31, 2017 and meetings with First Nations, Métis and stakeholders. To view information related to engagement activities click here.

    Decision - The final plan establishes a 52-kilometre connected river access network that will be an excellent draw for anglers, water recreation enthusiasts and the more than one million people that live along the shore of the Bow River. Government is committed to partnerships with anglers, guides and tourism operators to enhance the management and stewardship of Bow River access sites.

    Context - Over the last 30 years, the Bow River has grown in reputation to become a world famous fly-fishing destination and popular area for rafting and canoeing. Considering the interest and potential, there is a desire to improve access to the river and foster tourism opportunities while ensuring the sustainability of the fishery. Continuing on downstream from where the City of Calgary River Access Strategy ends, the Bow River Access Plan focuses on the main stem reach of the Bow River from Fish Creek Provincial Park to Wyndham-Carseland Provincial Park.

    Input received - Feedback on the draft plan was received through a survey open from July 5 - 31, 2017 and meetings with First Nations, Métis and stakeholders. To view information related to engagement activities click here.

    Decision - The final plan establishes a 52-kilometre connected river access network that will be an excellent draw for anglers, water recreation enthusiasts and the more than one million people that live along the shore of the Bow River. Government is committed to partnerships with anglers, guides and tourism operators to enhance the management and stewardship of Bow River access sites.
  • Bow Valley Human-Wildlife Coexistence

    3 months ago
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    Context - The Human-Wildlife Coexistence (HWC) Technical Report was created to provide recommendations to reduce conflict between wildlife and humans in the Bow Valley. The report was created based on input from technical experts from across Alberta in wildlife management. The report was commissioned by the HWC Round Table members, which include Government of Alberta, Parks Canada, Town of Banff and Town of Canmore.

    Input received - The report will be used by the management organizations in the Bow Valley as a guide to enhance human-wildlife coexistence. To view the report click here. Feedback was gathered from open houses in Camore on June 6, 2018, Banff on June 12, 2018 and online submission between June 6 - August 10, 2018 for consideration in implementation of the report recommendations.

    Context - The Human-Wildlife Coexistence (HWC) Technical Report was created to provide recommendations to reduce conflict between wildlife and humans in the Bow Valley. The report was created based on input from technical experts from across Alberta in wildlife management. The report was commissioned by the HWC Round Table members, which include Government of Alberta, Parks Canada, Town of Banff and Town of Canmore.

    Input received - The report will be used by the management organizations in the Bow Valley as a guide to enhance human-wildlife coexistence. To view the report click here. Feedback was gathered from open houses in Camore on June 6, 2018, Banff on June 12, 2018 and online submission between June 6 - August 10, 2018 for consideration in implementation of the report recommendations.

  • Castle Provincial Park and Castle Wildland Provincial Park Management Plan

    3 months ago
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    Context - The Castle Provincial Park and Castle Wildland Provincial Park protect 80,000 hectares of important fish and wildlife habitats, shared international wildlife populations, and provide headwater protection in southern Alberta. The Management Plan will allow for the conservation of these critical and sensitive areas while supporting a vibrant tourism and recreation economy.

    Input received - The Government of Alberta consulted on the Castle Provincial Park and Castle Wildland Provincial Park Draft Management Plan from January 20 - April 19, 2017. We heard from thousands of Albertans on their thoughts and ideas around opportunities and experiences within the new Castle Provincial Park and Castle Wildland Provincial Park. To access documents related to engagement activities click here.

    Decision - Alberta Environment and Parks has carefully reviewed and considered all comments received and has finalized the Castle Provincial Park and Castle Wildland Provincial Park Management Plan to reflect public, stakeholder and Indigenous communities’ feedback.


    Context - The Castle Provincial Park and Castle Wildland Provincial Park protect 80,000 hectares of important fish and wildlife habitats, shared international wildlife populations, and provide headwater protection in southern Alberta. The Management Plan will allow for the conservation of these critical and sensitive areas while supporting a vibrant tourism and recreation economy.

    Input received - The Government of Alberta consulted on the Castle Provincial Park and Castle Wildland Provincial Park Draft Management Plan from January 20 - April 19, 2017. We heard from thousands of Albertans on their thoughts and ideas around opportunities and experiences within the new Castle Provincial Park and Castle Wildland Provincial Park. To access documents related to engagement activities click here.

    Decision - Alberta Environment and Parks has carefully reviewed and considered all comments received and has finalized the Castle Provincial Park and Castle Wildland Provincial Park Management Plan to reflect public, stakeholder and Indigenous communities’ feedback.


  • Communication Survey - Fisheries Action Plan

    3 days ago
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    Context - You told us that you would like more information on fisheries and fisheries management in Alberta. Alberta Environment and Parks is committed to open communication. We would like to know what information is important to you.This engagement opportunity is part of the province's Fisheries Action Plan. This plan represents a renewed approach for strengthening and improving the management of Alberta's fish populations.

    Input received - The Government of Alberta received feedback through an online survey from January 31 to February 19, 2019. To access documents related to engagement activities click here.


    Context - You told us that you would like more information on fisheries and fisheries management in Alberta. Alberta Environment and Parks is committed to open communication. We would like to know what information is important to you.This engagement opportunity is part of the province's Fisheries Action Plan. This plan represents a renewed approach for strengthening and improving the management of Alberta's fish populations.

    Input received - The Government of Alberta received feedback through an online survey from January 31 to February 19, 2019. To access documents related to engagement activities click here.


  • Eastern Slopes Fisheries Regulations (ES1)

    3 months ago
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    Context - The eastern slopes have long been a popular fishing destination and conservation is critical for the sustainability of the fish populations. Conservation concerns in this area include low populations of Westslope Cutthroat Trout and Bull Trout.

    Input received - To ensure species recovery and the sustainability of the fishery, a number or management changes to flowing waters within East Slopes Zone 1 (ES1) are proposed. Feedback was gathered between January 19 - February 2, 2018. To view information related to engagement activities click here.

    Decision - Revisions were incorporated into fisheries regulations.

    Context - The eastern slopes have long been a popular fishing destination and conservation is critical for the sustainability of the fish populations. Conservation concerns in this area include low populations of Westslope Cutthroat Trout and Bull Trout.

    Input received - To ensure species recovery and the sustainability of the fishery, a number or management changes to flowing waters within East Slopes Zone 1 (ES1) are proposed. Feedback was gathered between January 19 - February 2, 2018. To view information related to engagement activities click here.

    Decision - Revisions were incorporated into fisheries regulations.

  • Fisheries Regulation Changes 2019-2020

    about 1 month ago
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    Context - The consultation and implementation of sportfishing regulations is an annual process. These changes are informed by Alberta’s fisheries management system, recreational species management frameworks and are aligned with the Fish Conservation and Management Strategy. The proposed management changes reflect an intent to ensure conservation of the fisheries while also providing additional angling opportunities at sufficiently healthy fisheries.

    Input received - Alberta Environment and Parks received feedback on proposed recreational fishery management objectives and associated sportfishing regulation changes for selected waterbodies through a series of surveys from November 21 to December 17, 2018. To view information related to engagement activities click here.

    Decision - Alberta Environment and Parks is reviewing all input received during consultation described in a summary report on the project site. Input is considered and incorporated into the management of recreational fisheries for 2019-2020.


    Context - The consultation and implementation of sportfishing regulations is an annual process. These changes are informed by Alberta’s fisheries management system, recreational species management frameworks and are aligned with the Fish Conservation and Management Strategy. The proposed management changes reflect an intent to ensure conservation of the fisheries while also providing additional angling opportunities at sufficiently healthy fisheries.

    Input received - Alberta Environment and Parks received feedback on proposed recreational fishery management objectives and associated sportfishing regulation changes for selected waterbodies through a series of surveys from November 21 to December 17, 2018. To view information related to engagement activities click here.

    Decision - Alberta Environment and Parks is reviewing all input received during consultation described in a summary report on the project site. Input is considered and incorporated into the management of recreational fisheries for 2019-2020.


  • Fisheries Regulation Engagement 2017

    3 months ago
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    Context - Six fisheries engagement discussions were available in Spring 2017: barbless hooks, Bow River fishing regulations, Lower Athabasca Region, Red Deer/North Saskatchewan Region and South Saskatchewan Region.

    Input received and decisions - To view information related to engagement activities click here.

    Context - Six fisheries engagement discussions were available in Spring 2017: barbless hooks, Bow River fishing regulations, Lower Athabasca Region, Red Deer/North Saskatchewan Region and South Saskatchewan Region.

    Input received and decisions - To view information related to engagement activities click here.

  • North-Central Native Trout Recovery

    3 months ago
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    Context - Today, there are self-sustaining cutthroat trout populations throughout the Ram River watershed that provide important recreational sportfishing opportunities. Other species, such as bull trout and mountain whitefish, are only found in the lowest portion of the Ram River.The survey results show that Albertans have a wide range of opinions relating to the proposed regulation changes in the South Ram River. It is clear that further consultation is required for AEP Fisheries Management to better understand the needs and desires of anglers for the introduced (i.e., stocked -naturalized) cutthroat trout fishery in this watershed.

    Input received - Feedback was gathered proposed recreational fisheries management objectives and regulation changes to support native trout recovery from Sept 25 - October 10, 2017. AEP is in the process of summarizing all of the results of this survey and determining final regulation changes for April 1, 2018. To view information related to engagement activities click here.


    Context - Today, there are self-sustaining cutthroat trout populations throughout the Ram River watershed that provide important recreational sportfishing opportunities. Other species, such as bull trout and mountain whitefish, are only found in the lowest portion of the Ram River.The survey results show that Albertans have a wide range of opinions relating to the proposed regulation changes in the South Ram River. It is clear that further consultation is required for AEP Fisheries Management to better understand the needs and desires of anglers for the introduced (i.e., stocked -naturalized) cutthroat trout fishery in this watershed.

    Input received - Feedback was gathered proposed recreational fisheries management objectives and regulation changes to support native trout recovery from Sept 25 - October 10, 2017. AEP is in the process of summarizing all of the results of this survey and determining final regulation changes for April 1, 2018. To view information related to engagement activities click here.


  • Northern Pike and Walleye Management Frameworks

    3 months ago
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    Context - Alberta Environment and Parks Policy and Operations Divisions for Fisheries Management have identified the need to update the province’s Fisheries Management Program to align with Alberta’s Fish Conservation and Management Strategy. As part of this fisheries management initiative, we have developed draft Recreational Fisheries Management Frameworks for Northern Pike and Walleye.

    Input received - Feedback was gathered in a series of phases on the draft management frameworks from November 21, 2017 to January 30, 2018. To access documents related to engagement activities click here.


    Context - Alberta Environment and Parks Policy and Operations Divisions for Fisheries Management have identified the need to update the province’s Fisheries Management Program to align with Alberta’s Fish Conservation and Management Strategy. As part of this fisheries management initiative, we have developed draft Recreational Fisheries Management Frameworks for Northern Pike and Walleye.

    Input received - Feedback was gathered in a series of phases on the draft management frameworks from November 21, 2017 to January 30, 2018. To access documents related to engagement activities click here.