Clearwater Trails Initiative (CTI) is a volunteer synergy group registered with Synergy Alberta and dedicated to providing strong leadership and support in the identification and management of quality trails, which are to be used in a safe and environmentally responsible manner leading to a secure and sustainable multi-use trail system.
We encourage all visitors and residents to enjoy Clearwater County's natural beauty responsibly. Reducing the impact that we have on our environment helps ensure that it will still be available to enjoy for years to come.
For more information on these principles visit "Leave No Trace"
Android or iPhone users can download the free Avenza app HERE
To access the Rig Street Summer Trails map:
Open Avenza, click the plus (+) sign, select from your downloaded files with the "From Device Storage” option.
The CTI group includes members from Bighorn Heritage ATV Society, Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP), Alberta Energy Regulator (AER), National Trails Coalition (NTC), Clearwater County, Sundre Forest Products, Husky, Keyera, Shell, Apache as well as local citizens. They have joined forces to:
- Promote and support a managed trail system and related infrastructure.
- Protect public safety, industry infrastructure and resource inventory.
- Foster cooperation among users, industry and government.
- Optimize the outdoor experience of recreation users.
Rig Street Pilot Project
The CTI has brought together industry, municipal and local provincial government people as well as local citizens and user groups to address issues arising from large numbers of random campers and recreational motorized vehicle use in the West Country. The focus area will be east of the Trunk Road where Public Land Use Zones are not designated and management plans are not in place. Our initial efforts will be a pilot project in the Rig Street area. Industry has been taxed with expensive repairs to maintain compliance on their dispositions when overuse by motorized vehicles, particularly in wet and steep areas, damages ROW’s. There are also the risks and liabilities associated with public camping on or near facility sites.