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We gathered input from Albertans on the plan to expand Kitaskino Nuwenëné Wildland Provincial Park.
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 add 143,805 hectares to an existing 161,880 hectare wildland provincial park.
After learning about the proposed Kitaskino Nuwenëné Wildland Provincial Park expansion, a new oil sands leaseholder (Burgess Canadian Resources) offered to support the proposed expansion by voluntarily surrendering Crown mineral agreements in the middle of the proposed area. An additional 8,665 more hectares could potentially be included to create a greater contiguous wildland provincial park and bring the total proposed expansion to 152,470 hectares.
Survey from February 11 to March 15, 2021
Results under review
Who is listening
Ministry of Environment and Parks
Albertans shared their feedback through an online survey from February 11 to March 15, 2021.
Input was also gathered by phone and through public correspondence.
Thank you for your participation and input. We are currently reviewing feedback.
Stakeholders met virtually with government officials from February 11 to March 15, 2021.
We met with Burgess Canadian Resources, a new oil sands leaseholder with Crown mineral agreements in the middle of the proposed Kitaskino Nuwenëné Wildland Park expansion area. After learning about the proposed park expansion, Burgess Canadian Resources committed to supporting the expansion by voluntarily surrendering their Crown mineral agreements. The new proposed expansion area can be seen in the map attached.
- Updated - Kitaskino Nuwenëné Wildland Provincial Park - Proposed Expansion Map (PDF, 3.6 MB)
We met with Indigenous communities between February 11 and March 15, 2021.
Learn more about the Kitaskino Nuwenëné Wildland Park engagement:
- Kitaskino Nuwenëné Wildland Proposed Expansion Fact Sheet (PDF, 650 KB) (February 2021)
Your feedback will help inform decisions related to the expansion of the Kitaskino Nuwenëné Wildland Park, managed under the Provincial Parks Act.
Last updated: June 8, 2021