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Terms used in reference to recreational access to agricultural public land.
|Agricultural disposition||Public land under agreement for agricultural use, including:
|Contact||A person who has been designated by the leaseholder to respond to access requests. The contact person may or may not be the leaseholder.|
|Disposition||The final legal authority for use of public land.|
|Freehold||Refers to the ownership status of a parcel of land. Freehold land is privately owned by an individual or company (not owned by the government).|
|Land Description||A standard method of identifying specific parcels of land according to the Alberta Township Survey incorporating Meridian, Ranges, Townships, Sections, or Plan, Blocks, and Lots.|
|Layers||Digital information that appears on the map as images. When using the Recreational Access Website, the appropriate box in the legend must be checked off to view the layer.|
|Metes and bounds||The description of the boundaries a parcel of land by measurement distance and natural or man-made boundaries.|
|Public Land||Provincial lands owned by the provincial government and administered under the authority of the Public Lands Act.|
|Quarter section||A square parcel of land consisting of four legal subdivisions, containing approximately 160 acres.|
|Ranges||Between the meridians are columns called ranges that are numbered in consecutive order moving westward from each meridian.|
|Recreational access management plan||Government approved plan that specifies conditions of recreational use on public land.
The recreational access management plan can include a limit for the number of recreational users accessing the area and other conditions to protect the land from overuse.
|Section||A square parcel of land consisting of four quarter sections containing approximately 640 acres.|
|Township||Rows that cross meridians and ranges, starting at the U.S. Border with #1 and ending at the Northwest Territories Border with #126. (Usually approximately 6 miles apart.)|
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