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Government expands conservation areas, protects watersheds and native grasslands

A land-use plan for the south Saskatchewan Region was released July 23.

A new land-use plan will help manage growth pressures in southern Alberta. It outlines strategies for responsible energy development, forest management and sustainable farming and ranching.

The plan also provides plenty of nature-based tourism opportunities, including:

  • Eight new or expanded conservation areas;
  • Eight new or expanded provincial parks; and
  • 12 new recreation areas for camping and trail access.

More than 7,500 Alberta contributed and provided feedback on this 50-year plan, which comes into effect September 1.


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