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Bighorn proposal puts politics over public input

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For Alberta off-highway vehicle (OHV) users and an increasing number of user groups, municipalities and First Nations to say the provincial government’s approach to consultation regarding public land-use policies has been troubling would be an understatement.

The Bighorn Country proposal is just another example of the NDP government’s disregard for stakeholder and public input, leading to the increasing strain between backcountry users and the government of Alberta. The Alberta Off-Highway Vehicle Association (AOHVA) and the more than 165,000 OHV trail users in the province feel the government’s consultation process is fundamentally flawed.

First, the government is failing to follow their own framework by ignoring the significant participation, effort and recommendations of the North Saskatchewan Regional Plan (NSRP). It seems the government has decided to ignore legislated process, frustrating not only those who contributed to the NSRP but backcountry-user groups as well.

Second, many from the OHV-user community........

© Edmonton Journal