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SSRP Draft Plan Released!

Postby RJHenry » Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:35 pm

After much anticipation, the Draft Plan is out!

I have not yet read it - it is printing as I type this!

Here is a link to the Alberta Land Use page to download the full document:
https://www.landuse.alberta.ca/RegionalPlans/SouthSaskatchewanRegion/Pages/default.aspx

Here is a reduced file size version for your convenience:
SSRP Draft SSRP 2014-2024_2013-10-10 Reduced.pdf
(2.71 MiB) Downloaded 176 times

After reading, please feel free to use this thread for discussion, comments, questions. Without knowing the content, I will only ask that we keep it constructive as we collectively digest this significant document.

We look forward to meeting with the Stewardship Commissioner next week - see you there!

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Re: SSRP - RMDRA Consultation Night October 17, 2013

Postby Dobi » Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:00 pm

RJHenry wrote:The Draft Plan is out!

Check out this thread for a copy of the document: http://forums.rmdra.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=10160


Holy sludge, they listened :applause: :applause:

Great job gang :cheers: :thumbsup:

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Re: SSRP Draft Plan Released!

Postby RJHenry » Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:01 am

My read is also positive. Highlights:
- a consolidation and expansion of Public Land Use Zones
- standardization of the rules for PLUZ
- emphasis on recreational access consistent with user preferences (specifically inluding designated motorized trail systems)
- and enhanced random camping infrastructure and services (fire rings, gravel pads, garbage cans, "Guardians"(= attendants) to provide outreach and education
- "North Castle, Porcupine Hills, Livingstone and Willow Creek areas have beenidentified as priority locations for creating comprehensive and integrated recreation and access management plans"

This is a vast improvement over the RAC Advice to Governement, which was the document reviewed at the public consultations last fall. It is still a long journey to get this Draft turned into legislation and enacted on the ground, but today our needs are acknowledged and captured in this ten year template.

Thank you to everyone who has lent their voice to date, and allow me to encourage everyone to join us Thursday night for the consult with the Stewardship Commission and the Land Use Secretariat. The bigger the turnout, the more visible our access needs remain for the government.
http://forums.rmdra.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=10050&p=72870#p72870

Have a great weekend, hope to see you in Kooc!!
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Re: SSRP Draft Plan Released!

Postby Ynot303 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:40 am

I clipped this out of Appendix G:

"Porcupine Hills – Green Area public land in the foothills area near
Livingstone. Sensitive rough fescue grassland, conflicts with grazing and
recreation."

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Re: SSRP Draft Plan Released!

Postby Ynot303 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:43 am

I really like the last sentence:

"Future access and camping management will be determined through trail
mapping, and through recreation and access management planning and
linear footprint management planning with consultation. Priority areas are
the area north of Castle, Livingstone, Porcupine Hills and Willow Creek.
The Government of Alberta will work collaboratively with stakeholders and
trail associations to determine the appropriate trail network."
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Re: SSRP Draft Plan Released!

Postby Ynot303 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:50 am

Probably the most relevant to us is Appendix J:

"Appendix J:
Overview of the South Saskatchewan Regional Trail
System Plan
Tourism, Parks and Recreation and Environment and Sustainable Resource
Development will collaborate with and engage aboriginal communities,
municipal governments, stakeholders and the public to plan and develop a
regional trail system plan. The regional trail system plan will:
• Use the Alberta Recreation Corridor and Trails Classification System
to identify and designate winter and summer motorized, non-motorized
and mixed-use land- and water-based trails, routes and areas that link
communities, neighbourhoods, destinations and other jurisdictions with
the region’s parks, outdoor spaces and recreation and tourism areas;
• Identify and designate sustainable, high-intensity motorized recreation
areas;
• Identify other infrastructure and facilities necessary to support trails-based
recreation; and
• Be planned, developed and managed in accordance with the standards
and guides set out in the Provincial Trails System and other supporting
documents.
The development of the regional trail system plan will include:
• The identification and analysis of recreation trail demands, supply and
gaps;
• An inventory and assessment of the sustainability and quality of existing
pathways, trails and user-created travel routes and areas;
• The gathering and analysis of environmental, resource, land use,
heritage, aboriginal and other social data and land-use commitments;
• The development, assessment and discussion of options and scenarios
for regional trail system design. This will include an assessment of the
benefits and risks of these options and scenarios for other objectives
in the SSRP, their consistency with other provisions in the SSRP and
existing land-use commitments;
• In accordance with the Provincial Trails System, establish the class,
desired experience and explicit management objective statement for each
trail, route or area in the system;
• Trail, route and area development, maintenance and management
priorities; information and education strategies and performance
monitoring;
• Direction on enforcement, including plans for any modifications of – or
enhancements to – the existing enforcement capability needed to achieve
timely, fair and effective enforcement of restrictions on trail use, access
and associated activities that support the objectives of the regional trail
system; and
• The identification of industrial access, resource roads or developments
that could contribute to the regional trail system and where reclamation
requirements may be deferred and/or amended to reflect their contribution
to the regional trail system."
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Re: SSRP Draft Plan Released!

Postby giantjoe » Sat Oct 12, 2013 1:12 pm

I agree it looks positive. There's some good language on pages 57-58 that instills me with confidence. That being said, I still think it's super important that we have as many people come out as we can for the meeting on Thursday. Here's a promo poster. Please share it.


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Re: SSRP Draft Plan Released!

Postby cladoo » Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:03 am

e) Consolidate and expand Public Land Use Zones for Green Area public
lands. (See Appendix G – Consolidation and Expansion of Public Land
Use Zones.)
These areas provide important recreational opportunities including
off-highway vehicle recreation. Public Land Use Zones are being
consolidated and expanded to improve the province’s ability to more
effectively manage public land across the Green Area, manage
undesirable impacts, address priority issues, and increase the safety and
enjoyment of recreationists throughout these areas. The steps that will be
used for the consolidation and expansion are described in Appendix G.
The intention is to recognize Albertans’ wishes to have access for
recreation including off-highway vehicle use and to provide opportunities
for this while ensuring there is protection for watercourses, water bodies
and wetland areas. Requirements in existing legislation continue and
where necessary they have been reinforced through enhancements to
regulations. Safety is also a priority. There are requirements to avoid
camping and off-highway vehicle recreation on industrial facility areas, for
example well sites.*

Does this mean Racehorse Creek will be closed to us?

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Re: SSRP Draft Plan Released!

Postby dirtyboy » Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:12 am

Excellent poster GiantJoe. :applause: :applause: :applause:

I'll see everyone at the meeting Thursday night.

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