Wapiti Corridor Planning Society
The Wapiti Corridor Planning Society's goal is to create, through an open, transparent and inclusive process, a multi-use vision, plan, and recommendations for the Wapiti River Valley from Pipestone Creek to the Smoky River that accommodates, protects and balances both the current and future needs of the area and its people.
The Wapiti Corridor Planning Society has worked with stakeholders to cooperatively develop a set of recommendations and implementation actions to guide the use and development of the Wapiti Corridor. We have done this in a step-wise manner, starting with input sessions that dealt with general concerns and issues, then moving to those of a more specific nature. We approached this in three phases.
Phase 1 began in the fall of 2008 and involved open public meetings and focused stakeholder engagement sessions. These sessions followed a rough discussion guideline. We began building a stakeholder contact list.
Phase 2 began in the spring of 2010 using the stakeholder contact list to set up individual and micro group interviews. These interviews were informally guided around 11 questions and the responses were recorded by our interviewer. We also asked if there were others we should interview. Any suggestions made were added to our stakeholder contact list. Over the fall/winter of 2010, a detailed analysis of 4 of the 11 questions was completed. The results from this phase were used to build a preliminary plan.
Phase 3 began in the spring of 2011. This phase involved talking to over 25 special interest groups and reviewing with them what our 224 phase 2 interviews had told us about them, and what we were intending to put in the plan that impacted their organizations. At the end of talking to these groups, we incorporated their feedback from these group meetings into the plan.
Here are the final versions of the plans that were submitted to the Minister of Tourism, Parks and Recreation and to the Minister of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development on Friday December 20th, 2013.
- Alberta Government's Land-use Framework
- Eagle Point - Blue Rapids Parks Council Webpage
- Alberta's Capital Region River Valley Park - The River Valley Alliance: http://www.rivervalley.ab.ca/
- Wapiti Sand Dunes Land Use Zones - June 1998 [PDF - 3.5 MB]
Courtesy of Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development - Environmental Protection
- Chart showing steps taken to prepare "Wapiti Sand Dunes Land Use Zones - June 1998" compared to suggested process for the Wapiti Corridor Plan [PDF - 207 KB]
- Ecological Land Classification of The Bear River-Wapiti Area Preliminary Report - May 1984 [PDF - 7.6 MB]
Courtesy of Alberta Environment and Parks:http://aep.alberta.ca/
- Wapiti-Grande Prairie Sand Dunes Integrated Land Use Management Plan - July 1978 [PDF - 8.5 MB]
Courtesy of Alberta Environment and Parks: http://aep.alberta.ca/