“Share your ideas to help shape the future of sustainable recreational Crown land use by January 15, 2021”
On November 26, 2020 “Alberta’s Crown land vision: our rich, natural heritage” was added to the Alberta.ca Open Government site. This 5 page document (with pictures) sets the stage for the public engagement that is currently underway. Members of the public can link to an online survey and participate in shaping the future of how public lands are used and accessed in Alberta.
Public lands are an integral component to many livestock operations, as well as a valued recreation space for many Albertans. Recreation and Agriculture can often complement each other, however as the population becomes less connected to the practical understanding of agriculture, the potential for conflicts between users has increased. It is important for agriculture producers and municipal regulators to have a say in these types of engagements.
ASBs have often contributed to the discussions about public lands use and governance. There is currently one active resolution related to public lands : 7-20, Agriculture Related Lease Dispositions. This resolution addresses the need to streamline the process of making leases available after the lease expires. The response from the ministry can be read in its entirety on the website.