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                       Volume 5, Issue 4, July 2016
Hello AMPPE Members!

I hope you are having an enjoyable and busy summer so far. I have several updates for you including the introduction of our newest Board member, Stuart Back, VP of operations for Brewster Travel Canada. Stu replaces David McKenna as our Brewster representative, and on behalf of our board, I extend the most sincere appreciation for Dave’s 18 (yes 18!) years of service with AMPPE. Thank you Dave, and welcome Stu!
In other important news, please mark your calendars for the 2016 annual AMPPE Gala on Saturday, November 5th at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. We are thrilled to be featuring a nationally renowned guest speaker and another exciting theme to be disclosed soon – so save the date!

Casey Peirce, Executive Director

AMPPE Advocacy in Action
AMPPE has had a busy month with a strong media presence around the recent criticism of the management of Canada’s National Parks. Topics including a proposed multi-use pathway in Jasper, grizzly bear studies, highway twinning, traffic congestion and infrastructure upgrades have been at the forefront of the news. Click here for AMPPE's latest position piece on the importance of balance within Canada’s Parks.

Parks Canada Updates
In July, AMPPE was invited to attend a Parks Canda update session. The meeting provided current information to regional industry members on  Parks Canada projects, progress and initiatives currently or imminently underway. AMPPE has provided a summary of the information shared about Banff National Park and Lake Louise.
Click here for the summary report on our website. 

Improvements in Provincial Parks in Kananaskis Region
Visitors will see new campsites and hiking trails, new shower buildings, more campsites with power, more picnic tables, expanded parking lots and refurbished day-use areas.

Traffic Management Summer 2016
Parks Canada, in collaboration with businesses and organizations in the Bow Valley, will help improve the visitor experience in the Lake Louise area this summer by providing increased shuttles to popular destinations. 
Exercise Caution, It's Berry Season
The recent bear attacks have caused several closures in the Banff and Canmore area. Buffaloberries are the prime food choice for bears and your chances of running into a bear on the trail are higher at this time of year. 

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AMPPE advocates for balance between sustainable tourism, ecological integrity, and positive visitor experience in Canada's Rocky Mountain parks.