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Who should have access, to do what? Is the multi-use policy working?

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Who should have access, to do what? Is the multi-use policy working?

(Editor's note: This question was ambiguous. Many thought multi-use referred to ATVs, horses and bikes; not industry, agriculture and recreation. So some of the comments for this important question are obscure and inconsistent with the respondent's other comments)

We can't have indescriminate logging and development. We have to think about our stewardship of the land.

The multi-use policy is not working because it is destroying the environment. Access should be limited to only those who are there to enjoy, not harm, the surroundings.

The policy is working currently, but if the slated deforestation is carried out, it won't be working.

Obviously not, logging activities exclude everyone else from favorite trails (i.e., Baldy Pass)
Create different areas with different objective. Some area for ATV, some for hiking and riding, some restricted access to preserve nature. Stop the industrial activities. Fix what is destroy from logging with a REAL policy for reforestation and reclaim of the trucking roads

The multi-use policy is working but the off road vehicle sector should be manged more effectivly.

Yes, the multi-use policy is working because certain uses are separated and have their own places.

Generally, yes...the multi-use policy is working. Wildlife populations are strong, there is a diversity of recreation, the forest mix is moving away from single age monoculture due to small scale forestry activity and old resource roads are getting a second life as part of trail networks.

No - too many conflicting priorities

Multi use recreation policy works. Industrial use should be eliminated.

At present permits and trail limits seem to target the wrong clientele. School groups are most often appropriate users - trail limits SEVERELY affect what schools are able to offer in KC.

Increased adult presence results in increased sub costs etc., while the trail limits split groups up which, in my opinion, increases chances of problems. Increased potential for problems results in increased liability potential....

The multi-use policiy was great for a while, but with such a growing population, it no longer works. Only recreation (except off road vehicles because they tear apart the trees and ground)and animals should be allowed in K-country.

Multi-use is a great idea. We just need to work to make it work.

Up to now, the multi-use policy seemed fairly balanced, though the resource extraction seems to be winning over other uses at the moment.

Considering the growing population in the Calgary area, Kananaskis should be a park with some well regulated activities that can be carried out. More control of the public areas, more information to the public in order to create a safe environment for people and nature

The mutli-use policy does not work. Remove resource extraction especially logging. Severly restrict ATV and grazing use and somewhat restrict equistrain use as it makes a degrades trails and riparian ares.

No, can't please everyone, need to make some hard decisions and phase out cattle, logging, oil and gas

I believe dirtbikes and ATV's MUST have the latest epa compiant spark arresters, it is proven they work. I also believe they must also stay on marked trail. TREAD LIGHTLY

VERY LIMITED or selective Oil & Gas activity may be permissible ONLY in previously disturbed areas. No new clear cuts should be allowed, only a selective logging approach should be considered for such threats as pine beatles, or to minimize fire dangers.

Everyone should have access to K-Country. It is crown land and owned by all Albertan. Both recreation and industrial activity should be exceptable and I see no problems with the multi-use policy.

If you clear-cut, that's it: no other recreational use is possible because you have removed the vegetation!

NO! the multi use policy is not working. Who shouldn't have access? INDUSTRY until they agree to include themselves in progressive methods and education outlined in question one. User groups who are wiling to manage themselves in a manner that promotes conservation of the natural environment, and who are willing to become involved in education and or practicing suatinable habits.