Recreational Vehicle Use

What is With the Development in the Castle Parks?

What is With the Development in the Castle Parks?

There has been a lot of talk about the road paving to the Castle and the installation of water lines - along the lines of this development can't be good for the watershed. We are THRILLED that so many people are beginning to consider the impact of development! Here's the inside scoop, and the science to base your arguments on ...

Linear Features here, there, and everywhere!

Linear Features here, there, and everywhere!

You've asked: "What does it matter how many trails there are? What does it matter if the trail is made by motorized vehicles or, say, horses? What does it matter if an abandoned access road is used as a trail? How can anybody say the backcountry isn't healthy - after all, I just saw a moose back there!" OWC's Rob Taylor answers all ...

Hot Potato OHVs

Hot Potato OHVs

If there's one hot potato out there, it's the subject of motorized recreation in the backcountry. The debate is loud, raucous and not always respectful. Here's a guest blog from one of our readers with his opinion .... Agree? Disagree? Share your thoughts in the comments section ... 

New video! Minister of Environment & Parks and MLA Lethbridge East in the Headwaters

New video! Minister of Environment & Parks and MLA Lethbridge East in the Headwaters

Recently, the OWC took Minister Phillips and MLA Fitzpatrick up to the headwaters for a tour of our area of special interest, Dutch Creek, and some flyfishing. We got the opportunity to capture some of it on film. In this clip, Minister Phillips explains how the OWC - and the other 10 Watershed Planning and Advisory Councils across Alberta - help inform her work.