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Transcript from the Legislature: Black Creek Heritage Rangeland Trails Act

March 1, 2004


Discussion in the Committee of the Whole for Bill 2, Black Creek Heritage Rangeland Trails Act (the area commonly known as the ‘Whaleback’).

Dr. Taft: “Now, the question here is: will Bill 2 as it is proposed impinge on the preservation goals of the management plan for this area? It seems to me that it will in fact impinge because it’s going to allow an increase in off-highway motorized vehicle transportation into this area. It’ll increase vehicle access to the Black Creek heritage March 1, 2004 Alberta Hansard 245 rangeland, and inevitably, it seems to me, that’s going to lead to degeneration in the  natural condition of this special area.”

We have spectacular wilderness in Alberta, much of it under some form of protection. Every square millimetre of it has had to be fought for - will always have to be fought for, forever and ever. The struggle to retain and repair wilderness is conducted not just by a few individuals, but by large numbers of committed people, from all walks of life, all working in various ways toward the same end. We need to be grateful to all of them.
- Dave Mayhood
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