|The Alberta Government is proposing to protect areas within Bighorn Country #5298|
Back To Discussion List Written: 2019.01.06 by: Mike Peel
The Alberta Government is proposing to protect areas within the Bighorn Country.
( The area mainly encompasses the Highway 11 east entrance to Jasper/Banff National Park).
Successful acceptance of the proposal would create the following:
* One new wildland provincial park ( A Wildland Park is open to hunting, fishing and trapping )
The Government's reasoning for protecting these areas:
* Protection for the headwaters of the North Saskatchewan River and Red Deer River which provide drinking water to over one million Albertans in downstream communities.
* Tourism development.
Some supporters of the Park Proposal are the following: