Thoughts on the plan? How will it affect ranchers, endangered species like the Greater Sage Grouse, and communities affected by fracking?
The SSRPhas been a long time in the making. Over three phases of consultation we heard from 7,500 Albertans and received 2,000 online workbooks and written submissions.
The views and ideas we heard were diverse to say the least (you can check out all the summaries of the consultation sessions here). But there were also some concerns and ideas that we heard in almost every community we visited. We’ve made changes based on those comments.
Today, we’re happy to announce that the SSRP has been finalized. Here are some of the changes we’ve made to reflect your feedback:
- More land for the Castle Wildland Provincial Park (now 54,588 hectares) and Pekisko Heritage Rangeland (34,356 hectares)
- A formal commitment to work with our stakeholders to explore conservation opportunities in the Twin River and Onefour Heritage Rangeland Natural Areas of the grasslands
- Improved connectivity for wildlife habitats, both within…
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