Managing for the cumulative effects of development and all activities on the environment at a regional level will require a thoughtful and coordinated effort among all partners. We all have a role to play, and it is our hope that this information will help community members as you make up your own minds about the proposal.
The Red Deer River Watershed Alliance has been invited to participate at a stakeholder consultation session for Bighorn Country on February 8 th in Red Deer. The Government of Alberta is also still consulting through an online survey until February 15 th , 2019. We will keep our members updated with any information as it becomes available.

Jeffrey Hanger
Executive Director
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