Overview

We gathered input from Albertans on the plan to expand Kitaskino Nuwenëné Wildland Provincial Park. The expansion would:

  • support Indigenous peoples’ traditional activities, including the exercise of treaty rights
  • add to the largest contiguous area of protected boreal land in the world
  • provide habitat protection for caribou, bison and other wildlife
  • support collaboration between Indigenous communities, government and industry
  • align with current intent of the land use and allow activities such as hiking, hunting, trapping and fishing, and backcountry camping

The original area was established as a wildland provincial park in March 2019 and is located south of Wood Buffalo National Park, and adjacent to the Birch River and Richardson Wildland Provincial Parks. The proposed expansion would see 143,800 hectares added to an existing 161,880 hectare wildland provincial park.

Timeline

  • Open

    Survey from February 11 to March 15, 2021

  • Results under review

    March 2021

  • Completed

    Spring 2021

Who is listening

Ministry of Environment and Parks

Input received

Online survey

Albertans shared their feedback through an online survey from February 11 to March 15, 2021.

Input was also gathered by phone and through letters.

Thank you for your participation and input. We are currently reviewing feedback.

Stakeholder meetings

Stakeholders met virtually with government officials from February 11 to March 15, 2021.

Outcomes

Your feedback will help inform decisions related to the expansion of the Kitaskino Nuwenëné Wildland Park, managed under the Provincial Parks Act.

Last updated: March 12, 2021