Overview

We have re-established the Feral Horse Advisory Committee to discuss tools and options that balance the value many Albertans place on seeing feral horses on the landscape with matters like public safety, protecting wildlife habitat, supporting local industry and ensuring sustainable use of public lands.

The committee is being re-established to offer expert advice that will improve feral horse management in Alberta. We are improving past approaches to feral horse management by incorporating new knowledge and the latest science. This includes working with the Office of the Chief Scientist and top Canadian researchers who specialize in feral horse populations from the University of Saskatchewan, the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary.

Timeline

  • Open

    Spring 2021

  • Results under review

  • Completed

Who is listening

Ministry of Environment and Parks

Committee mandate

To provide recommendations to government that will play a main role in developing a future feral horse management strategy in Alberta.

For more information, read the committee's Terms of Reference (PDF, 896 KB).

Members

The committee includes stakeholders, subject matter experts and key organizations with valuable insight into Alberta’s feral horse population:

  • Alberta Conservation Association
  • Alberta Fish and Game Association
  • Alberta Professional Outfitters Association
  • Alberta Wilderness Association
  • Horse Welfare Alliance of Canada
  • Helmer Creek Ranch
  • Help Alberta Wildies Society
  • Livestock Identification Services
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Rocky Mountain Forest Range Association
  • Spray Lakes Sawmills
  • Stoney Nakoda First Nation
  • University of Alberta
  • Wild Horses of Alberta Society

Meeting highlights

March, April and May 2021: Progress and meeting highlights (PDF, 330 KB)

Outcomes

The committee will provide recommendations to government on a future feral horse management strategy.

Contact

Email: [email protected]

Last updated: May 19, 2021