With the recent land use approval of the Trinity Hills proposal on East Paskapoo Slopes, there will be paleontological testing taking place starting in approximately two weeks. This is a requirement of Alberta Culture and Lifeways is requested to perform deep trench paleontological field studies at three locations within the development area. This work will be concurrently completed with archaeological field studies.
To conduct these deep trench paleontological field studies, you may notice construction equipment in the development area that will be visible from Highway 1. This field study is required by the Province for the full submission and approval of the Historical Resources Impact Assessment.
The area of testing will be fenced and signed for public safety. The trenches may be 1-2 metres where required for worker safety purposes whereas the depth of the trench will range from 3-4 metres. Evaluation of the trenches by archaeologists and paleontologists should take approximately two weeks after which time the trenches will be filled in. Where it is possible, trenches will be filled as allowed so they are not open for an extended period of time.
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