Year-round enjoyment of the Sheep River Valley by all Okotokians is encouraged with appropriate sensitivity to environmental impact and safety. Youth spending time outdoors in nature and exploring these natural areas will have intrinsic benefits for their healthy growth and development. However, when recreational use and the long-term survival of significant habitats conflict, protection of the resource must take precedence.
|Okotoks received national recognition for its Natural Asset Inventory from the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA). Learn more about this award|
In the same year, Okotoks Natural and Naturalized Asset Inventory project also received the inaugural 2021 AUMA Municipal Environmental Award in the category of municipalities with a population of 10,000 or more. Learn more about this award