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There goes the Castle
« on: September 04, 2015, 05:15 PM »
Proposed new parks: http://www.albertaparks.ca/media/6369189/castle-publication_20150902.pdf

Oh well.  No more wheeling south of the #3.  Too bad.  Some wonderful trails down there.

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Re: There goes the Castle
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2015, 07:33 PM »
going the way of the Wiaporus >:(
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Re: There goes the Castle
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2015, 07:53 PM »
Very unfortunate, but not at all a surprise.

This province, and country, suck.
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Re: There goes the Castle
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2015, 01:42 AM »
Very unfortunate, but not at all a surprise.

This province, and country, suck.

They sure don't have a clue on Multi-use land management here That's for sure......
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Re: There goes the Castle
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2015, 06:42 AM »
I haven't spent much time down south in that part of the province. Would be nice to have a club event there to check it out.

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Re: There goes the Castle
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2017, 01:07 PM »
Draft plan released.  https://talkaep.alberta.ca/CastleManagementPlan

No motorized access.  Page 102 of the plan.

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Re: There goes the Castle
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2017, 01:46 PM »
It also looks like they remaining area between the Castle and Kananaskis will soon follow.  The government has named these areas the "Livingstone and Porcupine Hills priority planning areas" with a statement that new rules will be put out this year for motorized access.

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Re: There goes the Castle
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2017, 03:49 PM »
Grrrrrrgh!!!! >:(
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Re: There goes the Castle
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2017, 05:12 PM »
Yeah, rest of the east slopes will follow. Athabasca, Cool Spur and North Sasketchewan headwaters are also "under examination".

Unfortunately all the places I like to camp/fish will soon be off limits. The greenies win again.

Meh, time to buy a house in Moab. Lotsa good trout fishing around there from what I'm told. :)
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Re: There goes the Castle
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2017, 08:56 AM »
This is going to exclude lots of folks from enjoying the wilderness that are unable to cover the distances on foot or on a pedal bike.

Very disappointing that the people in charge are so unwilling to take other uses into consideration. But not very surprising.



 
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Re: There goes the Castle
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2017, 09:05 PM »
https://talkaep.alberta.ca/CastleManagementPlan/survey_tools/castle-provincial-park-and-castle-wildland-provincial-park-management-plan-survey

The above link from Facebook was shared by the Snowmobile association. It's a government survey after the fact. Somehow, they are measuring the various groups responses. Check it out and participate at your own discretion.

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Re: There goes the Castle
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2017, 06:26 PM »
It's very much a survey that's directing answers toward what they want to hear.   >:(
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Re: There goes the Castle
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2017, 07:30 AM »
I filled this survey and wrote my comments too.  However, in the realm of things, I am sure it will be translated and interpreted like this video clip

https://youtu.be/nAI8qkUgqU4

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Re: There goes the Castle
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2017, 07:42 AM »
I would suspect that if anyone wants to do a trip across Racehorse or North Fork Pass this may be the last summer that it will be possible.

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Re: There goes the Castle
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2017, 09:53 AM »
When we went out there last summer the Racehorse pass was already closed.
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