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Updated: 14th March 2019 18:18

UCP pitches $30 permit fees for trail users if Kenney elected Alberta premier

Alberta's Opposition United Conservative leader says if elected premier he would increase funding for conservation projects and have trail users pay annual permit fees.

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Campers, people using off-highway vehicles would need to pay yearly permit

UCP Leader Jason Kenney says he would charge trail permit fees if elected. (CBC)

Alberta's Opposition United Conservative leader says if elected premier he would increase funding for conservation projects and have trail users pay annual permit fees.

Jason Kenney released a 13-point conservation plan while in Canmore, Alta.

He says a United Conservative government would increase funding for the Alberta Land Trust Grant Program for conservation projects by 50 per cent.

And he says a $30 yearly trail permit fee for people using off-highway vehicles and campers in the backcountry would go to restoring current trails and creating new ones.

The fee would also help fund more enforcement officers.

Kenney says an additional $1 million would go to an existing program that works with ranchers to keep livestock from damaging creeks and streams.

"Conservation for us is a central value," Kenney said Thursday.

"Our Common Sense Conservation Plan will take a balanced approach to environmental stewardship, recognizing that recreation, economic use and conservation can and should support each other."

NDP Premier Rachel Notley is expected to call an election soon. The vote, by law, must be held by the end of May.


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