The Governments of Canada and Alberta last week announced funding to improve towards provincial grazing reserves.
The Government of Canada has committed $5,925,000 and the Province of Alberta an additional $3.3 million over the current and next fiscal year.
In joint release, the governments said the funds will be used to refurbish infrastructure on Alberta’s 32 provincial grazing reserves, which provide summer pasture for Alberta’s farmers and ranchers on public land. Alberta Sustainable Resource Development will oversee the project, which will include activities such as replacing fences, developing and upgrading trails, and upgrading water systems.
“In addition to creating immediate employment opportunities in local communities and improving Provincial Grazing Reserve (PGR) areas, tourism opportunities in nearby rural communities will continue by attracting visitors interested in recreational pursuits and sightseeing on the scenic reserves,” the release said.