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Public Land Compliance Reporting

Compliance Statistics

The statistics represent activity on public land only and do not carry over to Alberta Parks’ land bases (provincial parks, provincial recreation areas and wildland provincial parks).

Statistics collected between May 1 and September 30 are updated here every 14 days. Statistics collected between October 1 and April 30 are updated monthly.

Long Weekend Reports will also be provided throughout the calendar year.

Annual Enforcement Actions

The enforcement actions statistics are an overview of prosecutions, written warnings and other enforcement actions issued by:

  • Conservation officers and seasonal park rangers from Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP)
  • Fish and wildlife enforcement officers from Justice and Solicitor General’s (JSG) Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Branch

Enforcement actions include all types of legislation that officers routinely encounter on public land, including:

  • Criminal Code and various other legislation
  • Fisheries Act
  • Liquor Act
  • Petty Trespass Act
  • Public Lands Act
  • Public Lands Administration Regulation
  • Recreational Access Regulation
  • Traffic Safety Act
  • Wildlife Act

Summary Table: Enforcement Actions

Enforcement actions for time period January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018.

 

Prosecutions

Written Warnings

All Other Enforcement Actions1

Boating Legislation

12

177

1

Criminal Legislation

29

45

1

Environment Legislation

29

12

0

Fisheries Legislation

1166

889

2

Forestry Legislation

19

19

0

Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Legislation

532

157

0

Traffic Safety Legislation and OHV Legislation

1382

1031

93

Wildlife Legislation

461

248

4

All Other Legislation (Subtotal of Above)

3630

2578

101

Public Lands Legislation

303

364

23

Total Enforcement Actions

3933

2942

124

1 Except Verbal Warnings

Graph: Enforcement Actions

Graph showing Enforcement Action Stats for January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018: Total Prosecutions: 3933; Total Written Warnings: 2942; All Other Enforcement Actions: 124

Graph: Total Enforcement Actions

Graph showing Total Enforcement Actions from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018

Annual Contacts

Contacts

Includes all members of the public (including anglers, campers, hunters and other recreational users) contacted on public land by:

  • AEP Operations Division environmental protection officers, lands officers and seasonal recreation engagement officers
  • AEP Parks Division conservation officers and seasonal park rangers
  • JSG Fish and Wildlife Branch fish and wildlife officers

While the primary role of officers in AEP Operations Division is to provide education/outreach information, AEP Parks Division and JSG staff also provide educational messages during compliance checks. Education is integral to an effective compliance program. The majority of the public comply with the rules and are responsible in the way they enjoy various outdoor activities.

Summary Table: Officer Contacts

Officer contacts for time period January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018.

 

JSG Fish and Wildlife Officers

AEP Operations Division

AEP Parks Division

Staff Patrol Time (Person-Hours)

18,944

3,173

8,926

Contacts

25,501

15,359

20,530

Graph: Officer Contacts

Graph showing Total Contacts with the Public from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018: 61,390

Annual Report A Poacher (RAP) Calls

The public are encouraged to report serious contraventions of public land related legislation. RAP will accept complaints and forward them for action. Serious contraventions of public land legislation includes:

Wheeled and tracked vehicles being operated and parked on the bed, shore or in the water of Alberta’s streams, rivers, lakes, and wetlands.

  • Closed area contraventions and contraventions of regulations in Public Land Use Zones (PLUZs)
  • Damage or loss to public land (including dumping of garbage)
  • Random camping in the same location for greater than 14 days (including squatters)
  • Unauthorized structures on public land

The following chart provides an overview of the number of public land related RAP calls.

Summary Table: Report A Poacher (RAP) Calls 1 800 642-3800

Public Land Calls to Report A Poacher Line

203

Graph: Report A Poacher (RAP) Calls 1 800 642-3800

Graph showing total Report A Poacher Calls from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018: 203

Related Information

To report public land abuses, please visit:

To learn more about Public Land Use Zones (PLUZs), please visit:

To see a map with all of Alberta’s PLUZs, please see the Land Management Themes section at:

 

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Updated: Jan 18, 2019