Intro to Kananaskis Industrial Activity


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click Read about the collision of industrial, agricultural and recreational interests. "Elbow Valley Industrial Activity"

click Clear-cut Logging in Kananaskis

click Photos of industrial activity in the Elbow Valley

click Map of the valley showing the area that falls under the Forest Management Agreement and locations of gas wells

click Read how Natural Gas affects West Bragg Creek. "Kananaskis is a Gas"

click Photos of West Bragg Creek

click Map of West Bragg Creek trails and the proposed Petro-Canada well

click Video of industrial activity in West Bragg.

go Losing our legacy

click Who's responsible?

click Read what others are saying

click Call to Action

click Read replies to letters written to Petro-Canada, EUB and Sustainable Resources

click Alberta Deficit by Andrew Nikiforuk

click West Bragg Creek Gaspatch Tour

Kananaskis is a park, right? Wrong.

About half of Kananaskis is an industrial development zone where gas extraction, logging and cattle grazing activities occur next to hiking, cycling, horseback riding and other outdoor recreation pursuits.

In the Elbow Valley alone, there are about 100 gas wells and 74 km of pipeline. Spray Lakes Sawmills plans to clear-cut about 50,000 trees per year. About 1/2-million people visit the area annually. The government must assume its responsibility for public lands. No more leases should be sold or renewed in Kananaskis, no permits issued and the areas where industrial development is allowed should be protected and reserved for public use. Preservation of the watershed in a natural state is the overriding goal.

Recreational Access Management Workshop

Organized by: Federation of Alberta Naturalists and Alberta Off Highway Vehicle Association. This odd pairing recognized the need to do something.

  • Foster direct stakeholder communication regarding a range of recreational issues related to access planning and management on public land in Alberta.

  • Identify a framework, roles, responsibilities and a schedule to begin to address key recreational access planning and management issues and needs.

  • Provide a consensus-based voice representing the views of key stakeholders to assist government land and resource managers in access management and planning decision making.

click Read the 6-page summary, plus detailled appendices