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WEST COUNTRY CLOSURE

TO OHV AND SLEDS

Non motorized supporters and environmental groups are working very hard on a new campaign to get the Big Horn area designated as a Wildland Provincial Park. That means CLOSURE TO MOTORIZED RECREATION. This area stretches south from the Brazeau River down to the Red Deer River and most everything west of the Forestry Trunk Road. Currently under the Eastern Slopes Policy and the Integrated Resource Plan created in the 1980’s, this has been policy in the past and now the government is being pressured to formalize the policy and close all trails in this area to motorized users. With successful environmentalist group pressure, closure could be reality by March 2002. ALL MOTORIZED USERS NEED TO ACT NOW. Presently there is much motorized activity in the area, including OHV and snowmobiling, and without government hearing from the users, it will result in total closure of the area. This could in fact be the template for the whole eastern slopes. Don’t allow this closure to set a serious precedence for future eastern slopes closures. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) is publicly attacking the ATV users and specifically the Alberta Snowmobile Association for irresponsible use of the Big Horn Wildland Recreation area. Check out their website at www.albertawilderness.ca AWA is hosting their own public forums separate from the formal government public forums, dates not yet released.

IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT WE GET THE MOTORIZED USERS TO THESE MEETINGS IN LARGE NUMBERS. TELL YOUR CLIENTS, TELL YOUR FRIENDS, TELL YOUR MOTHER. GET THE GANG OUT THERE.

Without trying we will definitely be closed out.

Edmonton – January 22

Centennial Room Stanley A Milner

Downtown Library

100 St 102 Ave., Edmonton

6:30 p.m.

Calgary – January 29

Awa Hillhurst Room

455 – 12 St.

Calgary NW

6:30 p.m.

Red Deer – Feb 13

Red Deer Public Library 4818-49 St

Red Deer

6:30 p.m.

Nordegg – Feb 14

Nordegg Community Hall

6:30 p.m.Watch for these sessions and make sure you attend. Don’t expect the "other guy" to take care of it.
 
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