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.

  • Bow Basin Water Management Options

    about 1 month ago
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    Context: A May 2017 report by the Bow River Working Group identified three reservoir options that warrant further study.

    In November 2018, the Alberta government launched a conceptual assessment of the following new reservoir options:

    • A new reservoir located near Morley between the Horseshoe Dam and Ghost Reservoir,

    • Expansion of Ghost Reservoir; and

    • A new reservoir located between Ghost Reservoir and Bearspaw Dam.

    Input received - Alberta Environment and Parks received feedback on the Conceptual Assessment through public information sessions and online engagement opportunities available from September 9 to October 31, 2019. To view information related to engagement activities click here.


    Context: A May 2017 report by the Bow River Working Group identified three reservoir options that warrant further study.

    In November 2018, the Alberta government launched a conceptual assessment of the following new reservoir options:

    • A new reservoir located near Morley between the Horseshoe Dam and Ghost Reservoir,

    • Expansion of Ghost Reservoir; and

    • A new reservoir located between Ghost Reservoir and Bearspaw Dam.

    Input received - Alberta Environment and Parks received feedback on the Conceptual Assessment through public information sessions and online engagement opportunities available from September 9 to October 31, 2019. To view information related to engagement activities click here.


  • Bow River Access Plan

    about 1 year 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

    about 1 year 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.

  • Canada-Alberta Section 11 Conservation Agreement for Woodland Caribou

    about 2 months ago
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    Context: Alberta is working towards an agreement with Canada that will set out how the two governments will work to stabilize and recover woodland caribou populations in Alberta.

    Working with the Government of Canada on a draft agreement also reduces the risk of the federal government issuing an Emergency Protection Order or Critical Habitat Protection Order in relation to Alberta’s caribou populations or ranges, which could have negative effects on Alberta’s reputation, investor confidence, jobs and the economy.

    Input received - Alberta Environment and Parks received feedback on the draft agreement through a survey available from August 8, 2019 to October 6, 2019. To view information related to engagement activities click here.


    Context: Alberta is working towards an agreement with Canada that will set out how the two governments will work to stabilize and recover woodland caribou populations in Alberta.

    Working with the Government of Canada on a draft agreement also reduces the risk of the federal government issuing an Emergency Protection Order or Critical Habitat Protection Order in relation to Alberta’s caribou populations or ranges, which could have negative effects on Alberta’s reputation, investor confidence, jobs and the economy.

    Input received - Alberta Environment and Parks received feedback on the draft agreement through a survey available from August 8, 2019 to October 6, 2019. To view information related to engagement activities click here.


  • Caribou Range Planning

    7 months ago
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    Context - In Alberta, there are two types of woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou): mountain and boreal. Both the mountain and boreal caribou populations in Alberta are designated as Threatened under Canada’s Species at Risk Act. Woodland caribou in Alberta are also designated as Threatened under Alberta’s Wildlife Act. Most of the remaining woodland caribou populations across Canada and Alberta have declined since they were listed in 2003.

    In October 2012, the Government of Canada released the Recovery Strategy for the Woodland Caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou), Boreal population, in Canada (the Boreal Recovery Strategy). In June 2014, the Government of Canada adopted the Recovery Strategy for the Woodland Caribou Southern Mountain population (Rangifer tarandus caribou) in Canada (the Southern Mountain Recovery Strategy). In September 2016, the Government of Canada released Range Plan Guidance for Woodland Caribou, Boreal Population, which provides guidance to the provinces in the development of range plans for caribou recovery. The Government of Alberta released the Draft Provincial Woodland Caribou Range Plan in December 2017.

    Input received - In February and March 2018, the Government of Alberta hosted public information sessions on the Draft Provincial Woodland Caribou Range Plan. Feedback on the draft plan was received through information sessions and an online comment submission form. To view information related to engagement activities click here.

    Context - In Alberta, there are two types of woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou): mountain and boreal. Both the mountain and boreal caribou populations in Alberta are designated as Threatened under Canada’s Species at Risk Act. Woodland caribou in Alberta are also designated as Threatened under Alberta’s Wildlife Act. Most of the remaining woodland caribou populations across Canada and Alberta have declined since they were listed in 2003.

    In October 2012, the Government of Canada released the Recovery Strategy for the Woodland Caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou), Boreal population, in Canada (the Boreal Recovery Strategy). In June 2014, the Government of Canada adopted the Recovery Strategy for the Woodland Caribou Southern Mountain population (Rangifer tarandus caribou) in Canada (the Southern Mountain Recovery Strategy). In September 2016, the Government of Canada released Range Plan Guidance for Woodland Caribou, Boreal Population, which provides guidance to the provinces in the development of range plans for caribou recovery. The Government of Alberta released the Draft Provincial Woodland Caribou Range Plan in December 2017.

    Input received - In February and March 2018, the Government of Alberta hosted public information sessions on the Draft Provincial Woodland Caribou Range Plan. Feedback on the draft plan was received through information sessions and an online comment submission form. To view information related to engagement activities click here.

  • Castle Provincial Park and Castle Wildland Provincial Park Management Plan

    about 1 year 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

    10 months 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.


  • Draft Peregrine Falcon Recovery Plan

    9 months ago
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    Context - Peregrine falcons historically nested along the banks of many Alberta rivers, by the 1950s and 1960s, the population began to dramatically decrease. By 1970, only three known breeding pairs existed in Alberta. The cause of this decline was widespread use of a type of pesticide called DDT. A North American ban on DDT was enacted in 1972, and programs for the captive-breeding and re-introduction of peregrine falcons were introduced. Together, these efforts led to a rebound of peregrine populations, with 65 - 75 pairs now estimated to be in Alberta. The Peregrine Falcon Advisory Group has drafted a plan that identifies the threats facing peregrine falcons, and the actions to address them.

    Input received - The public was invited to participate in the draft Peregrine Falcon Recovery Plan survey which was open from February 19 to March 18, 2019. There were nine online submissions. We'd like to thank everyone for their input.To access documents related to engagement activities click here. Information collect is undergoing review.


    Context - Peregrine falcons historically nested along the banks of many Alberta rivers, by the 1950s and 1960s, the population began to dramatically decrease. By 1970, only three known breeding pairs existed in Alberta. The cause of this decline was widespread use of a type of pesticide called DDT. A North American ban on DDT was enacted in 1972, and programs for the captive-breeding and re-introduction of peregrine falcons were introduced. Together, these efforts led to a rebound of peregrine populations, with 65 - 75 pairs now estimated to be in Alberta. The Peregrine Falcon Advisory Group has drafted a plan that identifies the threats facing peregrine falcons, and the actions to address them.

    Input received - The public was invited to participate in the draft Peregrine Falcon Recovery Plan survey which was open from February 19 to March 18, 2019. There were nine online submissions. We'd like to thank everyone for their input.To access documents related to engagement activities click here. Information collect is undergoing review.


  • Eastern Slopes Fisheries Regulations (ES1)

    about 1 year 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.

  • Ferruginous Hawk Draft Recovery plan

    9 months ago
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    Context - The ferruginous hawk is the largest of Alberta’s hawks. Ferruginous hawk populations were in dramatic decline until 2000 and have since stabilized at historically low numbers. In 2006, the Endangered Species Conservation Committee (ESCC), including stakeholders from agriculture, industry, conservation organizations, Indigenous communities, and the scientific/academic community, recommended to the (then) Minister of Sustainable Resource Development that the ferruginous hawk be listed as endangered. Once that recommendation was accepted by the Minister, the Wildlife Act required that a recovery plan be developed.

    Input received - The Government of Alberta engaged on the draft recovery plan from January 11 to February 28, 2019. To access documents related to engagement activities click here. Information collect is undergoing review.


    Context - The ferruginous hawk is the largest of Alberta’s hawks. Ferruginous hawk populations were in dramatic decline until 2000 and have since stabilized at historically low numbers. In 2006, the Endangered Species Conservation Committee (ESCC), including stakeholders from agriculture, industry, conservation organizations, Indigenous communities, and the scientific/academic community, recommended to the (then) Minister of Sustainable Resource Development that the ferruginous hawk be listed as endangered. Once that recommendation was accepted by the Minister, the Wildlife Act required that a recovery plan be developed.

    Input received - The Government of Alberta engaged on the draft recovery plan from January 11 to February 28, 2019. To access documents related to engagement activities click here. Information collect is undergoing review.