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Bow Valley Human-Wildlife Coexistence (HWC)

The Human-Wildlife Coexistence (HWC) Technical Report was created to provide recommendations to reduce conflict between wildlife and humans in the Bow Valley. The report was created based on input from technical experts from across Alberta in wildlife management. The report was commissioned by the HWC Round Table members, which include:

  • Government of Alberta
  • Parks Canada
  • Town of Banff
  • Town of Canmore

The report will be used by the management organizations in the Bow Valley as a guide to enhance human-wildlife coexistence.

Open Houses

You are invited to participate in the following public sessions being held to share information on the report and gather your feedback on its implementation:

Location: Town of Canmore
Date: June 6, 2018
Time: 6 to 8 pm

Address:
Canmore Miner's Union Hall
738 - 7 Street
Canmore, Alberta

Location: Town of Banff
Date: June 12, 2018
Time: 6 to 8 pm

Address:
Council Chambers
110 Bear Street
Banff, Alberta

Presentation starts at 6 pm with the opportunity to talk to those involved after. There is no need to RSVP.

Read the Report and Send Comments via Email

Share your feedback by reviewing the report online and sending comments or questions to:

Deadline to provide comment is August 10, 2018.

Feedback received will help inform the implementation of the recommendations.

Any questions or comments on this report or the Human-Wildlife Coexistence (HWC) Round Table can be sent to:

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Statement

By providing your comments and/or attachments to Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP), for the purpose of public input into the Human-Wildlife Coexistence (HWC) Technical Report produced by the HWC Round Table, you will be consenting to the public release of your name and any other personal information you include in your email and/or attachments regarding this report.

This personal information is being collected under the authorization of Section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act and is managed in accordance with Part 2 of the FOIP Act. In the interest of full transparency all public input received by AEP will be posted on this website. Your personal information will only be used by AEP for the purpose stated above and will not be used or disclosed for any other purpose without your specific written consent or unless required to do so by law. If you have any questions about the collection and use of this information, please contact:

Three Sisters Mountain Village Properties - Smith Creek

Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) continues its technical review of the of the TSMV Wildlife Corridor Application, the Supplemental Information provided by TSMV on April 18, 2017, and the public input that it has received (see below for links to all of this material).

Additional time is required to fully evaluate all of the elements of this application. Please check back to this website for future updates.

Wildlife Corridor Application - Smith Creek Area Structure Plan

Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) received an application from Three Sisters Mountain Village Properties Ltd. (TSMV) on January 26, 2017 for approval of a wildlife corridor for their proposed Smith Creek property development, pursuant to Natural Resources Conservation Board Decision Report 9103.

Application Review and Public Comments

After AEP conducted an internal review of the TSMV application for completeness, public input was received up until April 20, 2017. All comments submitted are posted for viewing.

Note: In the interest of full transparency all public input received by AEP is posted on this website, in accordance with all applicable Freedom of Information and Privacy Act requirements. Names will appear, but any further personal information will be removed.

The report for the Three Sisters Mountain Village (TSMV) Wildlife Corridor Application open house held March 16, 2017 at the Coast Canmore Hotel is now available.

Summary of Feedback (Open House Report)– Mar 28, 2017 (61 pages, 3.6 MB)

Requests for Additional Information

August 11, 2017 Alberta Environment and Parks letter requesting additional information from Three Sisters Mountain Village (TSMV) regarding their Wildlife Corridor Application and TSMV response to this request, dated October 17, 2017.

April 7, 2017 Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) letter requesting additional information from Three Sisters Mountain Village (TSMV) regarding their Wildlife Corridor Application and TSMV response to the request.

NRCB Decision Report

You can download a copy of the Natural Resources Conservation Board (NRCB) decision report on Three Sisters Golf Resorts Inc. located under Decisions in the Recreation section here:

Related Project Applications

Three Sisters Mountain Village Properties Ltd. will also apply to the Town of Canmore for approval of the Area Structure Plan for their proposed Smith Creek property development, and for approval of the Area Structure Plan for the proposed Resort Center.

You can download a copy of these Area Structure Plans for Three Sisters Mountain Village and Wildlife under Residents in the Planning and Development section, Public Engagement and Information here:

All public questions and comments regarding the proposed Smith Creek Area Structure Plan and the proposed Resort Center Area Structure Plan should be directed to the Town of Canmore.

If you require further information about how Alberta Environment and Parks will review the wildlife corridor application for the Three Sisters Mountain Village Properties Ltd. Smith Creek property development, please contact:

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Statement

By providing your comments and/or attachments to Alberta Environment & Parks (AEP), for the purpose of public input into the approval process of a wildlife corridor proposed for the Smith Creek property development (Three Sisters Mountain Village Properties) you will be consenting to the public release of your name and any other personal information you include in your email and/or attachments regarding this initiative. This personal information is being collected pursuant to Natural Resources Conservation Board Decision Report 9103 and under the authorization of Section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act and is managed in accordance with Part 2 of the FOIP Act. In the interest of full transparency all public input received by AEP will be posted on this website. Your personal information will only be used by AEP for the purpose stated above and will not be used or disclosed for any other purpose without your specific written consent or unless required to do so by law. If you have any questions about the collection and use of this information, please contact Brian Allen, Land Management Specialist, South Saskatchewan Approvals, Alberta Environment and Parks (403) 592-3186.

 

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Updated: Jun 4, 2018