The Government of Alberta has just posted a draft plan of the South Saskatchewan region (basically the bottom 1/4 of Alberta) which will govern land use (and recreational opportunities) for the next while. This is a big deal, and I haven't seen any talk on this here.
While the new parks are welcome, there are a few gaps. The Castle park is proposed to allow logging in all the valleys and there isn't a single new park proposed for all the badlands, so if you like hiking there you are out of luck.
If you care about not having recreational opportunities trashed by development, or would like to see ATV use controlled in the coming years, now is the chance to have your say.
And if its any further motivation, the ATV crowd have a petition with 10,000 signatures calling for no restrictions on motorized use, anywhere in the plan -https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Prevent_the_LOSS_of_recreational_land_usage_in_Sou thern_Alberta/?kKMIjeb