Castle logging tests public land law

Castle logging tests public land law

2/27/2012

Regulated access to public land in Alberta has undergone a major overhaul.  As of September 2011, the Public Lands Administration Regulation is in force under the Public Lands Act.  The new Regulation consolidates a patchwork of existing access regulations and provides sweeping new powers.  The first enforcement action triggered by the Regulation in 2012 looks like a test case.

A major reason for the new regulation is a shift in the issues facing public land managers: from managing resource development to managing use by the general public.  The Q&A page maintained by Sustainable Resource Development (SRD) runs as follows:

“Why do we need new regulations for public land?”

Read “Castle logging tests public land law” on the ELC blog.

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