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Wildlife management plan : Ministik Lake Game Bird Sanctuary

Description

The Ministik Lake Game Bird Sanctuary is a large area of public land some 24 km southeast of Edmonton. Its significance for waterfowl production has been formally recognized since 1911, when it became Alberta's bird sanctuary. Since 1938, Ducks Unlimited Canada has made substantial investments in the area to enhance waterfowl production. Although there has been no formal management plan for the Sanctuary, conflicting land use demands are relatively few, and the area persists today in almost a wilderness condition. In 1985, Ducks Unlimited Canada proposed a major expenditure of funds to further enhance waterfowl production, and requested that the GOA institute a more formal arrangement to ensure land base security. The following plan is a cooperative effort between Ducks Unlimited Canada and Alberta Forestry. The plan represents a meshing of existing policies to allow positive initiatives to build upon the existing situation, and does not represent any major departures from long-term practice. Almost all current land uses are expected to continue for the forseeable future. The plan will help manage local land-use issues, and will allow increased benefits, particularly in the areas of waterfowl production, hunting, non-consumptive recreation and trapping.

Updated

January 1, 1989

Tags
bird refuges birds integrated resource plans land management land use wildlife sanctuaries

Title and publication information

Type
Policy
Alternative Title

Wildlife management plan : Ministik Lake Game Bird Sanctuary : a plan for cooperative management

Extent

38 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Forestry, Lands, and Wildlife (1986-1993)

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Resource Dates

Date Created

1989-01-01

Date Added

2016-04-27T20:46:38.523220

Date Modified

1989-01-01

Date Issued

1989-01-01

Audience information

Identifiers

NEOS catalogue key

2279761

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Environment and Parks