Livingstone-Porcupine Hills footprint and recreation plans engagement

In 2018, Albertans were asked for additional input on 2 draft management plans for the Livingstone and Porcupine Hills regions.

This engagement has been archived.
Status: Completed
Ministry responsible: Environment and Parks
Completed: 2018


Starting in 2015, engagements with Albertans helped to develop the draft Livingstone-Porcupine Hills Land Footprint Management Plan. A number of information meetings and workshops were held with participants from multiple sectors and communities including:

  • First Nations
  • Municipalities
  • Landowners
  • Recreationists
  • Industry
  • environment groups

The draft plan outlines a system to minimize the extent, duration and rate of cumulative footprint to achieve landscapes with healthy, functioning ecosystems that provide a range of benefits to communities and all Albertans.

In 2018, an online survey sought additional input from Albertans on the draft footprint plan.

In addition to the footprint plan, a draft Livingstone-Porcupine Hills Recreation Management Plan was prepared with stakeholder and First Nations input. The draft plan identifies recreation activities that can be pursued in the planned Public Land Use Zones and how these activities will be managed to provide appealing recreation experiences while safeguarding the natural and cultural heritage of these landscapes. The draft recreation plan provides strategic direction and detailed management direction that will guide operations.

In 2018, an online survey asked Albertans for feedback on the draft management plan.

Life cycle

Scope and intent – April 2015 to March 2016

Plan development – April 2016 to February 2018

Draft plan consultation – March 27 to April 26, 2018

Final plan approval – spring 2018

Implement and monitor – spring 2018 to present


Livingstone-Porcupine Hills recreation management plan
Livingstone-Porcupine Hills land footprint management plan

Related links

Recreation on public land
Public Land Use Zones
Outdoor recreation