In September, prior to the re-organization of the departments of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD) and Tourism, Parks and Recreation (TPR), the AHA crafted a “letter to the editor” of the Edmonton Journal arguing that the Bighorn backcountry lands would be better served and protected if the area were transferred from ESRD to TPR. Since then, the reorganization of the two departments has seen Parks transferred into ESRD. The AHA hopes that this foreshadows a change in management for the Bighorn so that it receives the protection and land management that this beautiful part of the Front Ranges deserves.

Read the letter to the editor