Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation (TPR) has recently added
nearly 1000 hectares of land to Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park.
The land sale was initiated by the seller, and the lands were
purchased at fair market value based on an independent
The first management objective of Alberta Parks is to inventory the natural and cultural features of the new lands, and to determine the immediate conservation needs. These inventories were initiated during the summer of 2011, and documented many important wildlife species and cultural sites. Once these inventories are completed, a process will be undertaken to determine the appropriate conservation management and visitor activities for the new lands.
In alignment with the Plan for Parks, future consultation will occur on proposed management planning for the new lands.
Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park is located near the south border of Alberta along the Milk River and provides recreation opportunities and ensures protection of one of the North American Plains' largest concentrations of rock art.
Should you have any questions about the recent addition of lands to Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park, please contact Rosemary Jones, Southern Regional Parks Planner, Parks Division at 403-388-7703.
Media inquiries may be directed to Camille Weleschuk at 780-427-2206.