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Bow River Access Plan

Note: Minor revisions (including page numbering and photo credits) were made to the Draft Bow River Access Plan document. These changes are outlined on page two of the document.

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.

In response, the Government of Alberta is currently developing a Draft Bow River Access Plan. The draft plan will identify key river access points for public use; reduce site impacts; improve recreation, tourism and educational opportunities; reduce user conflict and improve public safety while ensuring a sustainable fishery. Continuing on downstream from where the City of Calgary River Access Strategy ends, the draft Bow River Access Plan focuses on the main stem reach of the Bow River from Fish Creek Provincial Park to Wyndham-Carseland Provincial Park.

As the planning process now enters the public engagement phase, stakeholders, river users and the public are invited to provide feedback on draft plan.

Please take the short survey to share your thoughts on the draft Bow River Access Plan. Survey will launch July 5, 2017 and will be open until July 31, 2017.

Note: Minor revisions (including page numbering and photo credits) were made to the Draft Bow River Access Plan document. These changes are outlined on page two of the document.

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.

In response, the Government of Alberta is currently developing a Draft Bow River Access Plan. The draft plan will identify key river access points for public use; reduce site impacts; improve recreation, tourism and educational opportunities; reduce user conflict and improve public safety while ensuring a sustainable fishery. Continuing on downstream from where the City of Calgary River Access Strategy ends, the draft Bow River Access Plan focuses on the main stem reach of the Bow River from Fish Creek Provincial Park to Wyndham-Carseland Provincial Park.

As the planning process now enters the public engagement phase, stakeholders, river users and the public are invited to provide feedback on draft plan.

Please take the short survey to share your thoughts on the draft Bow River Access Plan. Survey will launch July 5, 2017 and will be open until July 31, 2017.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Bow River Access Plan Survey

    Thank you for participating in this survey. Your responses to the following questions will help the Government of Alberta understand your level of support for the actions proposed in the Draft Bow River Access plan, and will inform the Government of Alberta in the finalization of the plan.

    The survey will be open until 4:00pm, July 31, 2017.

    Privacy Statement

    You are voluntarily providing your comments to Alberta Environment & Parks (AEP), for the purpose of public input into an online public survey seeking feedback on the draft Bow River Access Plan. Any personal information you include

    Thank you for participating in this survey. Your responses to the following questions will help the Government of Alberta understand your level of support for the actions proposed in the Draft Bow River Access plan, and will inform the Government of Alberta in the finalization of the plan.

    The survey will be open until 4:00pm, July 31, 2017.

    Privacy Statement

    You are voluntarily providing your comments to Alberta Environment & Parks (AEP), for the purpose of public input into an online public survey seeking feedback on the draft Bow River Access Plan. Any personal information you include in your email regarding this initiative is being collected pursuant to Section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act and is managed in accordance with Part 2 of the FOIP Act.

    All public input received by AEP will be kept confidential and only the combined results from all survey respondents will be reported. In addition, any personal information submitted via the survey will only be used by AEP for the purpose stated above and will not be used or disclosed for any other purpose without your specific written consent or unless required to do so by law.

    If you have any questions about the collection and use of this information, please contact:

    Rob Wolfe, Project Lead, Alberta Environment and Parks
    Tel: 403 297-5383

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