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4x4 Related Groups => Land Issues and Trail Projects => Topic started by: morerpmfred on January 20, 2017, 11:28:09 AM

Title: New Castle provincial park and wildlands
Post by: morerpmfred on January 20, 2017, 11:28:09 AM
Today at 11pm Notley will be announcing the new parks. They still have to go through the legislative assembly to pass. 
Do not know what we all be losing for summer access.
Believe there will be a user fee or some other funding mechanism to make the trails sustainable.  Ie bridges.  Lets hope this funding mechanism will be using in the ssrp area to help preserve more trails.
So with trail closures this puts more pressure on other areas.
Thus leading to more trail closures.
It is to bad the science behind all this is fundamentally flawed.
Title: Re: New Castle provincial park and wildlands
Post by: JohnB on January 20, 2017, 01:07:10 PM
https://talkaep.alberta.ca/CastleManagementPlan

Page 102.  No motorized access, period.  Gone...
Title: New Castle provincial park and wildlands
Post by: morerpmfred on January 20, 2017, 01:09:27 PM
Was just about to post this. All trails in wild lands and park. Gone.
Page 110  to 111.
Title: Re: New Castle provincial park and wildlands
Post by: morerpmfred on January 20, 2017, 01:13:22 PM
https://talkaep.alberta.ca/CastleManagementPlan/survey_tools/castle-provincial-park-and-castle-wildland-provincial-park-management-plan-survey

There is a survey. Lets all read the draft plan and voice your concerns.
Title: Re: New Castle provincial park and wildlands
Post by: JohnB on January 20, 2017, 01:42:22 PM
It also looks like they are planning rules this year for everything else between the new park and Kananaskis.  If you download the big map it shows a "Livingstone and Porcupine Hills Priority Planning Area" with text describing that they will be introducing new rules this year.
Title: Re: New Castle provincial park and wildlands
Post by: morerpmfred on January 20, 2017, 02:30:54 PM
Esrd is working on two new fluz the porkies and the livingstone. Porkies is almost complete.
Not a lot of summer trails in the porkies. Expect them to be gone. There is a lot of winter jeep use in the porkies. Expect not a lot of those trails to have access once the linear footprint is completed.
The livingstone as there is hardly no access in the winter except for southern portion because of locked gates on access roads grom dec i to middle of may. However for summer access we expect to loose the majority of legal trail access in southern Alberta.
The science behind all this is fundamentally flawed. Way to complicated to explain it all.
Title: Re: New Castle provincial park and wildlands
Post by: JackstandJohnny on January 20, 2017, 06:14:16 PM
http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/calgary/alberta-expands-castle-area-parks-plans-to-phase-out-off-highway-vehicles-1.3945625

Strong language there. I do not suspect much will be open anywhere
Title: Re: New Castle provincial park and wildlands
Post by: JohnB on January 30, 2017, 03:29:23 PM
Esrd is working on two new fluz the porkies and the livingstone.

I assume you know that ESRD does not exist.  They where absorbed into one group with Parks, now called AEP.
Title: Re: New Castle provincial park and wildlands
Post by: morerpmfred on January 30, 2017, 09:10:40 PM
A  protest rally is planned for Leathbridge for the 10. http://lethbridgenewsnow.com/article/545801/lethbridge-ohv-group-plans-rally-protest-phased-out-castle-trail-closures
Title: Re: New Castle provincial park and wildlands
Post by: JohnB on March 11, 2017, 08:29:37 AM
Updated plan released.  The basic gist is that they are considering allowing winter snowmobile use.