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Livingstone-Porcupine Management Plans available for Public Comment until April 26

Alberta Environment and Parks is inviting public comment on the draft Livingstone-Porcupine Hills Land Footprint and Recreation Management Plans until April 26th.

More information about the plans and how to submit comments is available on AEP's website here:


Links to the plans and related documents are also available through the link above.


Public Input invited on Proposed Protection of the Castle

To achieve enhanced protection of the Castle Special Management Area in southwest Alberta, the Government of Alberta will amend the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan to designate the Castle area under Alberta Parks’ legislation. 

Alberta Parks is inviting the public to provide input - comments, suggestions, concerns - about the proposed amendment.

More information about the proposed amendment, including maps of the proposed protected areas and how to provide public input, is available on line here (http://www.albertaparks.ca/albertaparksca/about-us/public-consultations/archives/enhancing-the-protection-of-the-castle-area.aspx).

Public input is due by October 5th, 2015!

Separate aboriginal consultation will follow the Government of Alberta’s First Nations Consultation Policy on Land Management and Resource Development and associated Guidelines.


Consultation on South Saskatchewan Regional Plan underway

Phase 2 of public consultation on the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan is now underway. 

The public is invited to share their views on the Regional Advisory Council's Advice to the Government of Alberta for the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan, using a workbook provided by the Land Use Secretariat.  The RAC recommended a vision for the region and strategic principles to guide land use decisions.  The RAC also provided recommendations related to achieving a healthy economy, ecosystem, and communities.  

The workbook can be completed on-line or printed and submitted by mail.  Comments are due by December 19th.

Click here to download the RAC's Advice document (4.85 MB PDF).

Click here to access the on-line workbook.

Click here to download the workbook PDF (about 1.7 MB).

Click here to access the Land Use Secretariat's site for more information about the planning process, the RAC, and the region.

Public information sessions will be held in communities across the region in the fall of 2011.  We'll post dates and venues here when this information becomes available.



South Saskatchewan Regional Plan - Regional Advisory Council advice released

The recommendations of the Regional Advisory Council for the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan have been released by Alberta Sustainable Resource Development.

Click here for the SRD press release.

Click here for the RAC report (4.9 MB).

Click here for a Calgary Herald article about the RAC report. 

The Alberta government will seek public input on the recommendations in the fall, before developing the draft regional plan.  An online workbook will also be available at www.landuse.alberta.ca by the end of April.  The province will consult again with Albertans before the final plan is developed.

SASCI plans to host further community dialogue about the land use management process in parallel with government consultation.  We will announce events on our website, on our LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter feeds, and in regional newspapers.