Recreational Opportunity Enhancement 

ACA established the Recreational Opportunity Enhancement Project to improve opportunities for fishing and hunting, as well as other non-consumptive activities such as hiking, canoeing, or photography. The major focus of this project is to improve waterfowl hunter access to Crown waterbodies and improve upland and big game hunter access to private lands. In addition, the project will focus on initiatives that enhance access to major rivers and waterbodies such as the Bow and North Saskatchewan rivers for angling and other water-related recreational activities. Working with individual landowners has allowed us to improve hunter access to approximately 203,740 acres (82,454 ha) of private land across southern Alberta through a sign-in access system. Increasing access opportunities for hunters may provide Alberta Environment and Parks additional options to use hunters as a management tool when managing game species. Not only will increased opportunities encourage hunter and angler recruitment, but it will also help maintain quality outdoor experiences by distributing hunters and anglers across the landscape.

Partnerships

Alberta Environment and Parks, Alberta Fish & Game Association, landowners, Lethbridge Fish & Game Association

Annual Summaries

Title Year Category
Recreational Opportunity Enhancement 2016-2017 3
Recreational Opportunity Enhancement 2017-2018 3
Recreational Opportunity Enhancement 2018-2019 3
Recreational Opportunity Enhancement 2019-2020 3
Recreational Opportunity Enhancement 2020-2021 3
Recreational Opportunity Enhancement 2021-2022 3