Have your say - Bighorn Survey

Posted on Wednesday November 28, 2018 at 09:35AM

The Government of Alberta is consulting Albertans on Bighorn Country, an exciting proposal for a mix of parks and public lands that would conserve important and unique natural landscapes while encouraging economic, recreation and tourism opportunities.

They are currently surveying Albertans for their input on the Bighorn Country proposal, and invite you to share your views by completing their online survey.

Where is Bighorn Country?

Bighorn Country includes public lands from the boundary of Banff National Park eastward towards Drayton Valley. It includes Clearwater County, most of Brazeau County and the current Bighorn Backcountry management area.

The area is recognized for its scenic beauty and natural diversity, includes: Mountains and foothills, rare plant communities and sensitive wildlife.

The headwaters of the North Saskatchewan River and Red Deer River are also located within Bighorn Country, providing drinking water to over one million Albertans in downstream communities, as well as Saskatchewan and Manitoba, while also providing natural mitigation for flood and drought conditions.

Author: Town of Thorsby


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According to municipal census, The Town of Thorsby showed a 8% population increase from 2012 to 2015.

The old sign which proudly stood on guard to the North entrance to Thorsby was updated in 2017, following change of status from Village to Town - Population 1025