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  1. Conservation
    Aerial view of Edmonton's river valley and downtown
    The major portion of the river valley will remain in a natural state. Certain areas of habitat will be highly protected to ensure existence of native vegetation and wildlife communities and to limit the intrusion of humans.
  2. Recreation
    Recreation activities must be compatible with conservation of existing natural areas and must require the valley's natural setting.
  3. Development
    New or expanded facilities will be those which enhance recreation opportunities, are compatible with conservation and will be located in areas which are already disturbed or where environmental impact will be low.
  4. Trails
    Trails will provide continuous access through the valley. Trail width, surface and location will be selected to minimize impact on the environment.
  5. Education
    Programs will increase awareness of natural and human history; encourage an environmentally responsible attitude toward the valley and promote respect for other valley users.

Did you know?

Edmonton's river valley and ravine system is one of the largest areas of urban parkland in North America, encompassing over 7,400 ha.

The Ribbon of Green will guide the conservation, preservation and use of the North Saskatchewan River Valley and ravines focusing on SW+NE.

For More Information

Geoff Smith, Urban Planning and Environment



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