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The Great Divide Trail

June 1, 2017

June 2017 Wildlands Advocate article, by Joanna Skrajny

Amidst the controversies concerning what will be allowed and what won’t be allowed in the Castle Parks one can be forgiven for perhaps overlooking a line on the government’s draft management plan. That line is the Great Divide Trail and it represents a major milestone for the Great Divide Trail Association (GDTA). If the route of the Great Divide Trail appears on the final map it will be the first time in the trail’s history that it has been officially recognized in a government publication.

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No public hearings are scheduled. Only one Alberta organization, the Alberta Wilderness Association, is independent enough that it continues championing public land and the people's right of access to it. So people must speak individually, as they have so many times before, directly to the premier, the minister of Sustainable Resource Development and their MLA, and remind them of what public land means to all of us, that none of it is surplus to our needs, that we do not want it sold.
- Bob Scammell, 2003
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