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edmontonjournal edmontonjournal.com 08 Sep, 2021 22:45 am

New approach needed for recreation in Alberta's Crown land, says report from tourism association

New approach needed for recreation in Alberta's Crown land, says report from tourism association
A tourism group is calling for more investments and a change in how Alberta manages outdoor recreational activities within Crown land.

The report says outdoor recreation creates $551 million in tax revenue.In response to the numbers, TIAA is calling on six changes to be made in Alberta to promote and grow outdoor recreation.The group is calling for the province to treat outdoor recreation as an industry that can be promoted and grow rather than an occurrence that needs to be managed.“What the study helped to confirm is that outdoor recreation is much more than a favourite tradition in Alberta.

Other recommendations include monitoring and measuring the industry’s economy and creating an office of outdoor recreation.TIAA’s report stated that jurisdictions around the world are taking a more coordinated approach to manage and grow outdoor recreation while protecting their natural lands.

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