Trappers' Compensation Program
The Alberta Trappers’ Compensation Program provides a framework to compensate operators of Registered Fur Management Areas
for trapping business losses related to industrial activity on Crown lands, and cabins lost to naturally caused forest fires.
A seven-member board manages the program. The board is composed of members of the following organizations, and an independent
chairperson of their choosing:
- Alberta Forest Products Association
- Alberta Trappers’ Association
- Alberta Treaty Indian Trapping Community
- Alberta Metis Trapping Community
- ATCO Electric
- Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
The role of the board is as follows:
- To review program specifications and make recommendations to program participants for adjustments to compensation rates,
payment schedules, etc.
- To review, adjust and settle trapper claims.
- To mediate and resolve claim-related disputes.
- To document undisputed claim settlements.
- To review fund status, financial statements, submit annual reports and make recommendations for disbursement of funds
to settle claims.
The Trappers’ Compensation Program recognizes claims in five categories:
- Damage to trapper assets.
- Theft, vandalism, and arson.
- Temporary disruptions to normal trapping operations.
- Long-term loss of income caused by industrial disturbances.
- Cabins lost to naturally caused forest fires (funded by trappers)
To learn more about the Alberta Trappers’ Compensation Program, or to find out how to make a claim, visit:
Updated: Mar 30, 2017