Recreational access on PGRs
You must know the terms and conditions when using provincial grazing reserves for recreational purposes.
Gathering information about a grazing reserve and consulting a map before you access the land will make your visit more rewarding. Doing so also reduces the risk of damage to grazing land and conflicts with livestock and other users.
Agrologists are the Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) staff that work with the users of PGRs. They can answer any additional questions surrounding access and the operations of the grazing reserves.
How to access PGRs
To enter any PGR, follow these 4 simple steps:
- Locate the PGR on the AEP Recreational Access Internet Mapping Tool.
- Email the PGR you wish to access. You will receive a confirmation email outlining the terms conditions for recreational access for that PGR.
- Know the general recreational access conditions for the PGR you are entering.
- Keep your confirmation email. It is suggested you retain this information, either on an electronic device or as a hard copy, when accessing the PGR. Failure to comply with the Recreational Access regulation and the terms and conditions of the access order may result in charges under the Recreational Access regulation.
For an interactive map of the province to locate a PGR with contact information please see:
Provincial Grazing Reserves can be searched by name under the ‘Go to Location’ tab of the mapping tool by selecting the ‘Go to GRR’ button. A step-by-step guide on how to use the mapping tool is found at:
- Recreational Access Instruction Guide (PDF, 1.9 MB)
General recreational conditions
Under section 9(3) and 9(4) of the Recreational Access Regulation, recreational users on agricultural land must:
- not litter
- have direct control of any animal brought onto the agricultural disposition land
- not park vehicles so that they block an approach to land
- not enter or use any building or improvement on the disposition
- not cause any damage to the agricultural disposition land or the property of the disposition holder
- leave gates and other property as they were found
- comply with an applicable recreational management plan, if any
- comply with any terms and conditions imposed by the Local Settlement Officer
- comply with an order of a director, if any
PGR Listing (alphabetical)
Agrologists are the Alberta Environment and Parks staff that work with the users of PGRs. They can answer any additional questions surrounding access and the operations of the grazing reserves.
Personal information collection and use notification
Personal information you provide to AEP is collected under the authorization of Section 11 of the Recreational Access Regulation, and is being managed in accordance with Part 2 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
The information being collected will be used by AEP in this regard and will not be used or disclosed for any other purpose without your consent by AEP.
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