PGR Recreational Access

Pilot Project for Connor Creek, Jack Pine and Rocky Mountain House PGRs

There are 32 provincial grazing reserves (PGRs) throughout Alberta that are administrated by Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP). The PGRs are sustainably managed to offer summer pasture for livestock producers, while offering a variety of recreational opportunities to Albertans and provide a wide range of habitat for wildlife.

For the safety of the recreational user and to avoid any conflicts with the grazing operation, some areas have restricted use during certain seasons. Maps showing access routes are available from the regional Environment and Parks office or on the AEP website to assist recreational users and other visitors. These routes were set to minimize damage to the grazing lands and to reduce conflict with the livestock operations and other users.

All recreational users will be required to obtain written proof of contact before entering onto the PGR, for the following three PGRs:

  • Connor Creek PGR
  • Jack Pine PGR
  • Rocky Mountain House PGR

Recreational users must email the PGR email address below with their contact information. The user will automatically receive the conditions for accessing the PGR. The confirmation of contact email must be made available from an electronic device or as a paper copy if requested by department or enforcement staff while the user is accessing the PGR. The required contact information includes:

  1. Contact Name
  2. Contact Cell Phone Number
  3. License Plate Number
  4. Requested Type of Recreation

This confirmation of contact will allow you to access the reserve for recreational purposes. Failure to present this documentation upon request by departmental or enforcement staff, will result in charges under 11(1) of the Recreational Access Regulation.

Please send the required information to the appropriate email address to receive the recreational access conditions for the corresponding PGR:

Personal Information Collection and Use Notification

The personal information you provide to Alberta Environment & Parks (AEP) is collected under the authorization of Section 11 of the Recreational Access Regulation, and is being managed in accordance with Part 2 of the Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act. Submission of name, cell phone number, email address, license plate number and type of recreation is required for the purpose of accessing the provincial grazing reserve for recreational activities. The information being collected will be used by AEP in this regard and will not be used or disclosed for any other purpose without your consent by AEP. Should you have any further questions or concerns, please contact:

  • Stewart McKay, Rangeland Manager
  • Tel: 780 514-3417

For recreational access information for the other southwest PGRs, including: Buck Mountain, Medicine Lake, Pembina and Sang Lake PGRs, please contact the regional grazing reserve office at:

  • Tel: 780 542-6616


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Updated: Jan 16, 2018