“The Bow Valley is the most developed landscape where grizzly bears still exist.”
Our coexistence with wildlife is being challenged. Canmore sits in one of the most constricted and developed parts of a continentally significant wildlife corridor that locally connects Banff National Park to Kananaskis Country. Current development pressures are severing this connection, which will result in less accessible food for animals, fewer den sites, and limited mating opportunities. Such “habitat fragmentation” is the process by which species go extinct.
Ensure all development proposals respect the full functionality of wildlife corridors
Our landscape is changing. Canmore’s mean annual temperature is anticipated to rise 1.9°C over the next 30 years with broad consequences for glaciers, winter snowpack, streamflow, wildfires, forest pests, and regional ecosystems. Like many jurisdictions, the Town of Canmore declared a State of Climate Emergency and developed an Action Plan that commits us to reduce our 2015 Greenhouse Gas emissions by 80% by 2050. Reaching this goal will take strong and courageous leadership.
Work with stakeholders to ensure our GHG emissions progress is published vis-a-vis our 2050 target