Keep the Promise – Fully Protect the Castle Parks

Posted by on Mar 25, 2017 in Uncategorized

In September 2015 Alberta’s Minister of Enviroment and Parks promised to “fully protect” the Castle. The government’s actions to date reflect a reluctance to fulfill that promise. For decades now Alberta’s provincial parks overwhelmingly have prohibited OHV/ATV use in parks. This is no different than what is the norm in state parks in Montana or provincial parks in B.C. Since the boundaries for the Castle Provincial Park and Castle Wildland Provincial Park were established in January 2017 the Alberta government has watered down its commitment to do what conservation science demands – prohibit OHV use. It’s long past time that Premier Notley listened to what a 91 year old Alberta Wilderness Association supporter told her Minister of Environment and Parks last November. Open the link below to see what this great grandmother said about the importance of protecting the Castle. Fully protect these parks for future generations.

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