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WILLMORE WILDERNESS PARK ACT

WILLMORE WILDERNESS PARK ACT

Chapter W‑11

Table of Contents

                1       Definitions

                2       Willmore Wilderness Park

                3       Use of Park

                4       Industrial activities

                5       Prohibited dispositions

                6       Regulations


                         Schedule

HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, enacts as follows:

Definitions

1   In this Act,

                                 (a)    “land” means land of the Crown in right of Alberta;

                                 (b)    “Park” means the Willmore Wilderness Park established by this Act.

RSA 1980 cW‑10 s1

Willmore Wilderness Park

2(1)  All land within the area described in the Schedule is hereby established as a park to be known as “Willmore Wilderness Park”.

(2)  The Lieutenant Governor in Council may

                                 (a)    increase the area of the Park by the addition of land adjacent to it, or

                                 (b)    decrease the area of the Park by the withdrawal of land from it.

(3)  References in the Schedule or in any order made under subsection (2) to the boundaries of any sections, townships or ranges that are not surveyed are deemed to be references to the boundaries of the sections, townships or ranges that would exist if the land were surveyed under the system of township surveys prescribed by the Surveys Act.

RSA 1980 cW‑10 s2

Use of Park

3   The Park is dedicated to the use of the people of Alberta for their benefit, education and enjoyment, subject to this Act and the regulations, and shall, by the management, conservation and protection of its natural resources and by the preservation of its natural beauty, be maintained for the enjoyment of future generations.

RSA 1980 cW‑10 s3

Industrial activities

4   No person may conduct any industrial activities, including, but not limited to, mining, geological and geophysical explorations, water management, hydro‑electric power and pulp and paper mills, saw mills and other forestry related industries, within the Park.

1995 c38 s2

Prohibited dispositions

5(1)  No person may be granted, in respect of land within the Park,

                                 (a)    a disposition under the Public Lands Act and the regulations under that Act,

                                 (b)    a timber disposition as defined in the Forests Act,

                                 (c)    a disposition as defined in the Mines and Minerals Act,

                                 (d)    any disposition, licence, permit or approval under any Act or regulation for the purpose of geophysical or geological exploration or for the purposes of water conservation or hydro‑electric power, or

                                 (e)    an estate or interest in land under any other Act or regulation.

(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), the Crown may

                                 (a)    grant registered fur management licences under the Wildlife Act and any dispositions to assist in trapping, and

                                 (b)    grant a disposition, licence, permit or approval under any Act or regulation if it relates to the control of insects or forest diseases or to commercial trail riding, guiding or outfitting operations.

RSA 1980 cW‑10 ss4,5,6;1995 c38 s2

Regulations

6   Subject to sections 4 and 5, the Lieutenant Governor in Council may, with respect to the Park,

                                 (a)    make regulations varying, substituting, adding to or making inapplicable to it any or all of the provisions of the following Acts or regulations:

                                           (i)    the Public Lands Act and regulations under it;

                                          (ii)    the Forests Act and regulations under it;

                                         (iii)    the Wildlife Act and regulations under it;

                                         (iv)    any Act or regulation that relates to

                                                 (A)    the prevention or suppression of fire,

                                                  (B)    the removal or destruction of forest growth,

                                                  (C)    the prevention of soil erosion, or

                                                  (D)    the conservation of water or water‑power;

                                 (b)    make regulations considered necessary to carry out the purposes for which this Act is enacted.

RSA 1980 cW‑10 ss7,8;1995 c38 s2


Schedule

All that parcel of land lying in unsurveyed territory, west of the sixth (6) meridian, in the Province of Alberta, and being within the boundaries more particularly described as follows:

                                          Commencing at the intersection of the north boundary of Jasper National Park with the east boundary of township fifty‑one (51), range three (3), thence north along the east boundary of the said range three (3), to the south‑east corner of township fifty‑three (53), range three (3), thence east along the south boundary of township fifty‑three (53) to the south‑east corner of township fifty‑three (53), range two (2), thence north along the east boundary of the said township fifty‑three (53), range two (2), to the north‑east corner thereof, thence west along the north boundary of the said township fifty‑three (53) to the north‑east corner of township fifty‑three (53), range three (3), thence north along the east boundary of the said range three (3), to the north‑east corner of section one (1) of township fifty‑four (54), range three (3), thence west along the north boundaries of sections one (1) to six (6) inclusive of the said township fifty‑four (54), range three (3), to a point on the east boundary of township fifty‑four (54), range four (4), thence north along the said east boundary of township fifty‑four (54), range four (4), and continuing north along the east boundary of township fifty‑five (55), range four (4), to the north boundary of the south half of the said township fifty‑five (55), range four (4), thence west along the north boundary of the south halves of township fifty‑five (55), ranges four (4), five (5) and six (6), to the east boundary of township fifty‑five (55), range seven (7), thence north along the said east boundary of township fifty‑five (55), range seven (7), to the north‑east corner thereof, thence west along the north boundary of the said township fifty‑five (55), range seven (7), to its intersection with the east boundary of the westerly third of township fifty‑six (56), range seven (7), thence northerly along the said east boundary to the south‑east corner of section twenty (20) in township fifty‑six (56), range seven (7), thence westerly along the south boundaries of the said section twenty (20) and section nineteen (19) and continuing westerly along the south boundaries of the north halves of township fifty‑six (56), ranges eight (8), nine (9) and ten (10) to the south‑east corner of section twenty‑four (24) in township fifty‑six (56), range eleven (11), thence northerly along the east boundaries of townships fifty‑six (56), fifty‑seven (57) and fifty‑eight (58), range eleven (11) to its intersection with the height of land between the Kakwa River to the north, and the Smoky River to the South, thence westerly, south‑westerly and north‑westerly along the said height of land to its intersection with the Alberta‑British Columbia boundary, thence southerly and south‑easterly following the said Alberta‑British Columbia boundary to its intersection with the boundary of Jasper National Park, thence north‑westerly and easterly following the said boundary of Jasper National Park to the point of commencement.

                                          The land herein described containing one thousand seven hundred and seventy‑four and eight tenths (1774.8) square miles more or less.

RSA 1980 cW‑10 Schedule