Archive for the ‘AMPPE in the News’ Category

AMPPE unveils new vision and expanded direction for 2018.

Posted on March 28th, 2018 by admin_amppe

Sir David Attenborough says it best when talking about the balance of experience and ecological integrity in unique environments around the world. In his words: “No one will protect what they don’t care about; and no one will care about what they have never experienced.” AMPPE is the very voice of representing this mission in the rocky mountain national parks.

Paved bike trail may be on hold

Posted on September 7th, 2017 by admin_amppe

September 7, 2017 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. The future of a controversial $86.4 million paved bike trail between Jasper and the Columbia Icefield, eventually extending to Lake Louise, appears somewhat uncertain due to funding. Money set aside in the 2016 federal budget for a 107-kilometre long multi-purpose trail from Jasper to […]

Westhead announces more Kananaskis funding

Posted on July 6th, 2017 by admin_amppe

July 5th, 2017 – The Crag and Canyon. Story by Spencer Van Dyk.  Banff-Cochrane MLA Cam Westhead announced Wednesday that the provincial government will give an additional $18.7-million for projects to improve Kananaskis region parks. The funding is in addition to a $9.7-million commitment from last year, Westhead said. “This investment will allow the region […]

Parks Canada Releases Summary from 19th Annual Banff Planning Forum

Posted on June 9th, 2017 by admin_amppe

June 7, 2017 – Parks Canada –  The summary report from the 19th Annual Banff Planning Forum held February 9-10, 2017 has been released. AMPPE was one of the key stakeholders invited to attend and was an active participant in the two days of discussion, storytelling and planning for the future of Banff National Park. […]

Lobbying group behind mysterious Icefields Trail website

Posted on April 28th, 2017 by admin_amppe

April 26, 2017 – The Fitzhugh. Story by Paul Clarke.  A federally registered lobbying organization with ties to some of the biggest businesses and organizations in Banff National Park recently launched a slick new website in support of the proposed Icefields Trail project. The website claims to be backed by a group called the “Icefields […]

Open house for Icefields bike trail set

Posted on March 17th, 2017 by admin_amppe

March 16, 2017 – Rocky Mountain Outlook. Story by Cathy Ellis. As Parks Canada gets public feedback on an $87 million paved bike trail along the Icefields Parkway from Jasper to the Columbia Icefield, the federal agency is also gearing for a plan to extend the trail to Lake Louise. Parks Canada officials say, based […]

Management of national parks to focus on ecological integrity: Environment Minister

Posted on March 16th, 2017 by admin_amppe

March 15, 2017 – The Crag and Canyon. Story by Daniel Katz.  Federal Minister of the Environment Catherine McKenna outlined that the protection of ecological integrity in national parks must be a key priority in future decisions made by Parks Canada in a speech given in Banff on Friday. The minister said that all who […]

AMPPE in Ottawa to Advocate for Balance of Ecological Integrity with Visitor Experience in National Parks.

Posted on January 26th, 2017 by admin_amppe

January 25th – AMPPE’s January advocacy efforts have been intensely focused on Parks Canada’s Let’s Talk Parks, Canada Initiative: the nationwide public consultation currently underway by Parks Canada to discuss the future of our National Parks and Historic Places. For the first time ever, all Canadians are being invited to participate in the Minister’s Round Table. This […]

Price tag for Icefields Trail Project jumps to $86.4 million

Posted on January 6th, 2017 by admin_amppe

January 6, 2017 – Jasper – By Paul Clarke, Jasper Fitzhugh. A controversial project to build a paved bike trail from Jasper to the Columbia Icefields will cost significantly more than first thought. According to Parks Canada, the proposed trail will cost an extra $20.5 million, which it will pay through its infrastructure investment program. […]

MP Richards calls on Parks Canada to balance enjoyment of parks with ecological integrity

Posted on December 7th, 2016 by admin_amppe

December 7, 2016 – The Crag & Canyon. Story by Daniel Katz. Member of Parliament for Banff-Airdrie Blake Richards gave an address in the House of Commons on Nov. 24 expressing his concern that Parks Canada is not focusing enough on addressing the needs of the many visitors who arrive in Banff and Jasper National […]