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About Us:

Goal:
The Wapiti Corridor Planning Society's goal is to create, through an open, transparent and inclusive process, a multiuse vision, plan, and recommendations for the Wapiti River Valley from Pipestone Creek to the Smoky River that accommodates, protects and balances both the current and future needs of the area and its people.

Vision:
The Wapiti Corridor Planning Society envisions that the plan and recommendations developed will:

  • Meet the long-term (50 years) needs of regional stakeholders;
  • Respect the rights of current stakeholders;
  • Foster a desire for conservation;
  • Allow for the continued and appropriate use of the land for forestry, oil & gas, gravel extraction, agriculture, and recreation;
  • Protect the water source for the area;
  • Foster a culture of respect; and,
  • Ensure the safety and enjoyment of all land users.

 

Guiding Principles:
The Wapiti Corridor Planning Society will ensure that the visions, plans and recommendations developed will:

  • Be founded on dialogue between Government, Industry, Land Owners and the General Public;
  • Be compatible with the Alberta Land-use Framework;
  • Be respectful of private property rights;
  • Consider the importance of the traditional uses of the land;
  • Maintain the environmental and ecological integrity of the lands;
  • Consider tourism and recreational opportunities for the land;
  • Recognize and take into account current and future industrial dispositions;
  • Recommend areas to best facilitate each use;
  • Support continued reclamation efforts;
  • Promote environmental sustainability; and,
  • Contain an environmental education component.