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AOHVA is concerned that Albertans’ continued enjoyment of the province’s open landscape is in jeopardy.

AOHVA's 4-Point Plan for Environmentally Responsible OHV Use

Building a trail management legacy that all Albertans can be proud of.

What if you show up to ride or camp and the gates are closed?

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The Bighorn Country Proposal is another step in the process to ELIMINATE OHV use from the backcountry.

STAND UP and be heard. DO the survey. MAKE a difference. SAVE our Backcountry.

Attend a Bighorn Country Public Information Session in your riding area.
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BIGHORN COUNTRY PROPOSAL JEOPARDIZES PUBLIC ACCESS TO PUBLIC LANDS

The Alberta Government recently released a proposal to convert the Bighorn Public Lands into a series of new Provincial Parks and a massive new Public Land Use Zone, as anticipated, further reducing OHV use and open camping from the Castle on up the eastern slopes to Drayton Valley.

The government’s Public Consultation process includes another on-line survey.

While people may be tired of these surveys, THIS IS the most important one to date. Unlike the surveys for Castle Parks and Livingstone/Porcupine Hills PLUZ  that only asked for input after the plans were determined – THIS IS NOT DONE YET!

DO the survey. SEND a letter. ATTEND an Info Session. MAKE a difference. SAVE our Backcountry.

Bighorn Country Survey Guide

On-line Survey: Bighorn Country Proposal (Alberta Environment and Parks)

Attend a Bighorn Country Public Engagement Session

Refer to These Questions for the Information Sessions

COMPLETE THE ON-LINE LETTER BELOW.

STAND UP AND DEFEND THE BIGHORN

The Alberta Government recently released a proposal to convert the Bighorn Public Lands into a series of new Provincial Parks and a massive new Public Land Use Zone, as anticipated, further reducing OHV use and open camping from the Castle on up the eastern slopes to Drayton Valley.

Why would the NDP government take these steps?

  • It is certainly NOT to create a beautiful recreation area for Albertans to enjoy – because the opportunity for people to visit the area and partake in responsible recreation is available to everyone today.
  • It certainly is NOT to improve water quality – because the water leaving the North Saskatchewan watershed is some of the highest quality available in Alberta today.
  • It certainly is NOT to curtail the impacts of resource development – because regulations are in place today with Alberta industry working to some of the highest sustainable resource development standards in the world.

Perhaps it is to satisfy the demands of foreign funded organizations who are mandated to shut down Alberta’s backcountry.

Bring some common sense to the situation.

SEND a letter. MAKE a difference. SAVE our Backcountry.

COMPLETE THE ON-LINE LETTER BELOW.

Printable version.

Bighorn

SEND A LETTER: personalize your message and share why you think Bighorn Country is not needed!

  • Your letter will be sent to:

    Premier Rachel Notley

    Alberta Environment and Parks

    Minister Shannon Phillips

    Deputy Minister Alberta Environment and Parks

    AOHVA

RESPONSIBLE AND RESPECTFUL RIDING

Outdoor pursuits, including OHV riding are considered a way of life for many Albertans. The vast majority of OHV riders consider it a privilege to be able to ride their OHVs and enjoy Alberta’s natural landscape.

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SAFETY AND EDUCATION

In every jurisdiction where OHV activities occur, it is groups like AOHVA and our member clubs who lead the way to promote safe, responsible and respectable vehicle use.

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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

Over the past 30 years, AOHVA members invested millions of dollars and tens of thousands of volunteer hours to build trails for motorized recreation in Alberta.

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OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE ADVOCACY

The Government of Alberta is currently enacting the biggest change to land use in the province in 30 years. AOHVA is working to preserve and protect OHV access.

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Ensure that you have your say – please provide your input to the public consultation, deadline for input is April 26, 2018 at 4:00 pm. Release of the draft Livingstone-Porcupine Hills Land Footprint and Recreation Management Plans and Public Consultation The South Saskatchewan Regional Plan (2014, amended 2017) identifies the long-term vision for the region…

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AOHVA Environmental Literature Review Committee (ELRC) Summary

Science figures prominently into discussions and decisions relating to OHV use on public lands – as it should. AOHVA questions the relevance and application of the literature used to support the conclusions reached by the Government of Alberta; conclusions that will change the way Albertans live, work and recreate. AOHVA created a committee in April 2017…

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The Bighorn Backcountry consists of 6 Public Land Use Zones (PLUZ), and is “managed for protection of the environment, while allowing responsible and sustainable recreational use”. (AEP) This area hosts a variety of recreational activities including camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, cycling and seasonal OHV and snow vehicle use on “designated trails” and areas only. The…

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The Southwest Alberta Recreation Advisory Group (SARAG) is a multi-stakeholder group established by Alberta Environment and Parks to provide direction and input to a Recreation Management Plan (RMP) for the Porcupine Hills and Livingstone regions. The group (including limited AOHVA representation) met between May 16 and August 8, 2017. Read AOHVA’s submission to SARAG, including…

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ACESS submits proposal for Castle Draft Management Plan

The Alberta Committee for Eastern Slopes Stewardship (ACESS) has prepared this proposal for a model of open camping within the Castle Parks area.

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The NDP Government is currently enacting the biggest change to land use in the province in 30 years. With that in mind, AOHVA took the opportunity to provide the government with some important insight and information.  

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Alberta introduces OHV Helmet Law May 15, 2017

As of May 15, 2017, CSA-compliant helmets must be worn by OHV users when riding on public land. Public land means Crown land, including areas that have been designated for public OHV use, public roadway and highway rights-of-way. Read all the information here.

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Information, Safety and Education Programs available to riders of all ages

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