Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition

Castle Parks: Don't pause. Act.

From the Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition's action alert:

During the formation of the Castle Parks, the public was consulted on the Castle Management Plan during what was “the largest public consultation effort ever conducted by Alberta Parks". The public made it very clear in the Castle Consultation that it expects motorized recreation to be phased out per that specific management plan. 

The Castle Management Plan is now on pause… with a potential renegotiation of how the land is managed.

The return of OHVs to the Castle would have a negative impact on the land, watersheds, fish, and wildlife in the Castle, and on tourism in the area. Since the establishment of the Castle Parks, the Castle has been recovering from the past excesses, and people are rediscovering and returning to the Castle. We’re seeing new and renewed interest in the Parks, and a shift to recreational activities like hiking, kayaking, and mountain biking.

Act.

  • Contact Minster Nixon ([email protected]) and Mr. Roger Reid, MLA Livingstone Macleod ([email protected]) to express support for a complete implementation of the Castle Management Plan.
  • Donate to CCWC to support advocacy efforts and realize a truly protected area. Click here: CCWC

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Albertans Ignored to Allow Motorized Recreation and Industry in Castle Parks

Calgary, AB – To appease a noisy minority, the Government of Alberta appears to be opening the door for motorized recreation and industry in the Castle Parks, despite the direction of public consultation on creation and management of the parks.

In 2017, the Castle Parks in southwestern Alberta were officially designated. Based on the longest and most extensive public consultation in Alberta Parks’ history, a management plan was developed that reflects the wishes and directions expressed by the people of Alberta. Read more about Albertans Ignored to Allow Motorized Recreation and Industry in Castle Parks

Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition AGM, Lunch & Hike

May 25 2019 - 10:00am

Join Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition for our Annual General Meeting!

The AGM is on Saturday, May 25th from 10:00am - 12:00pm. Following a group discussion followed by lunch and a hike into the Castle Wildland Park led by Wendy Ryan, James Tweedie and Gord Petersen.

In addition to hearing about the last year, CCWC Board of Directors would like to hear from you! As part of our AGM, we invite you to be part of a group discussion to help shape the future of our advocacy and stewardship efforts. Read more about Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition AGM, Lunch & Hike

Location

Coalfields School Beaver Mines , AB

Castle Mountain Resort Developments: Request an Environmental Assessment

Deadline: 
16 Nov 2018

A proposal for an expansion of the Castle Mountain Resort (CMR) and its activities has been announced, on a scale similar to that proposed in the early 1990’s by Vacation Alberta Corporation that led to the 1993 Natural Resources Conservation Board public hearings. As presented, CMR’s Master Development Plan (May 2017) will not require an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) unless people convince Alberta Environment and Parks that an EIA is essential and necessary.  

Take action. Submit a letter of concern by Friday, November 16 to Alberta Environment and Parks. Read more about Castle Mountain Resort Developments: Request an Environmental Assessment

Castle Forests in Peril; Restoration Required

 

Global Forest Watch Canada’s (GFWC) newly released study indicates that the remaining intact forests in the proposed Castle Provincial Park have been significantly reduced.  Between 2000 and 2015, 76% of the forests became disturbed landscapes and are no longer secure habitat and watersheds. Read more about Castle Forests in Peril; Restoration Required

OHVs and the Castle Parks – Are They In or Out?

That’s the crucial conservation question left begging in a newly-released document on what Alberta Environment and Parks expects in a draft management plan for the Castle Parks. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) and the Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition (CCWC) would like the Minister to answer the question definitively and commit unequivocally to the management plan’s vision: “Conservation of nature will be the primary, overriding objective of both parks.” Read more about OHVs and the Castle Parks – Are They In or Out?

9th Annual West Castle Wetlands Ecological Reserve Weed Pull

Jul 25 2016 - 3:30pm

Bring a digging tool, drinking water, lunch and insect repellent. If you want to work both sides of the river, please bring water shoes. We are making a difference on the battle against the invasive species. Many hands make light work — come and join us to protect the ecological reserve and enjoy the company of other like-minded workers.

Meet at the Castle Mountain Resort parking lot at 9:30 am. Following the weed pull there will be a BBQ at the T-Bar Pub.

Please RSVP to Wendy Rayn 403-627-4106 or Heidi Eijgel 403-627-1152 Read more about 9th Annual West Castle Wetlands Ecological Reserve Weed Pull

Location

West Castle Wetlands Ecological Reserve , AB

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