Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation is proposing to add approximately 132 hectares of public land to Wolf Lake West Provincial Recreation Area (PRA) near Edson.
Wolf Lake West PRA is located 73 km south east of Edson, in west central Alberta. The park was designated under the Provincial Parks Act in 1996. Wolf Lake West PRA is a popular destination for camping and fishing with 36 un-serviced campsites.
The proposed boundary amendment would expand the PRA to include approximately 132 hectares of adjacent public land. Much of this land is currently under protective notation (PNT). A protective notation is a reservation placed on a piece of land that allows the province to restrict certain land uses and to identify management guidelines in order to achieve conservation and recreation objectives.
Due to an administrative error when the park was originally designated under the Provincial Parks Act, the southern campground loop is located outside of the PRA boundary. The expansion of the boundary would bring the existing south campground loop within the park, which would assist TPR’s administration of the site and enforcement of Provincial Parks Act legislation. The expansion would also enable nearby trails, wetlands and shorelines to be included within the park boundary. The expanded area would be considered for future campground and recreational use expansion. OHV use and hunting (for public safety reasons) will not be permitted on the lands to be added to the PRA.
As part of the Plan for Parks, Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation has committed to providing quality park experiences for Albertans. The expansion of Wolf Lake West PRA will help meet increased recreational demand, improve public safety, and improve site management efficiency. For more information on this proposed boundary change, please see the Proposal Map.
A decision regarding the proposal has not yet been made. All comments received during the public input period are being considered before a final decision is made. A summary of public comments and the resulting proposed action(s) will be posted online once a decision has been reached.
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