Alberta's Plan For Parks

The Government of Alberta has released a new plan to guide the management of provincial parks over the next 10 years.

In developing the Plan for Parks, we consulted extensively with a lot of passionate Albertans and we worked hard to balance conservation objectives with recreational needs,said Cindy Ady, Minister of Tourism, Parks and Recreation. We will continue to work with Albertans to determine the most appropriate ways to manage parks in their communities. Decisions about managing parks will be based on what Albertans want, and on what science tells us is good for the land.

The plan for parks will be supported with nearly $85 million in 2009. Parks programs and operations are slated to receive just over $67 million, and replacement and upgrading of facilities and infrastructure will continue with nearly $18 million in capital investment.

To find out more information on this plan, please visit http://www.tpr.alberta.ca/parks/P4P/ on the Government of Alberta's Tourism, Parks and Recreation website.