Bear and Moss Trails Restoration, Elk Island National Park

In the summer of 2021, trail work was carried out on Moss and Bear trails in Elk Island National Park, that did not specifically follow national trail PRIA procedures. Due to extreme flooding on both trails, deep and long trenches were constructed perpendicular to the trails to provide drainage. The appearance of the trails resulted in some fairly negative feedback from a couple of visitors, with the result being recognition by the park, that a restoration plan was required to restore the environment in the immediate area of both trails.
During the restoration work, heavy equipment will be required to refill the trenches with native soils, and to level the areas. Native seed mixtures suitable to the ecosite will be used to restore growth of native vegetation.

Latest update

April 16, 2022 – The public comment period on the project is closed. Parks Canada is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 New project being assessed by Parks Canada - Public comments invited from March 17 to April 16, 2022 - March 17, 2022


Elk Island National Park
1-54401 Range Road 203
Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta T8L 0V3
Telephone: 780-922-5790 or 1-888-773-8888

  • Location

    • Elk Island National Park (Alberta)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Recreation and Tourism
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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