Land Management & Stewardship

Public Consultation: Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan

Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan
28 Feb 2014

From the AESRD Land-use Framework website:

Public and Stakeholder Con​sultations 

Status: Phase 3 consultations on the Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan are underway.

The Government of Alberta is looking for your feedback on the  Draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan (2013) for southern Alberta. From November 5 through November 28, public information sessions and stakeholder workshops will be hosted in 18 locations in southern Alberta and in Edmonton, Red Deer and Drumheller. Detailed information regarding dates and locations of the consultation sessions is offered below. Read More

Pembina reacts to Auditor General’s plan to review pipeline safety

CALGARY — Jennifer Grant, director of the Pembina Institute’s oilsands program, made the following comments in response to Auditor General Merwan Saher's commitment to undertake an audit of pipeline safety:

"It's very positive to see the Auditor General committing to audit Alberta's pipeline monitoring systems and ensure they comply with regulations, and we applaud Mr. Saher for showing leadership on this important issue.


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South Saskatchewan Plan Delaying Conservation

Sensitive Milk River Ridge Grasslands Open to Oil Exploration

Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) has learned that sensitive rough fescue and mixed grasslands on the Milk River Ridge are being opened up to exploration activity in the Alberta Bakken oil play. At the same time, efforts to secure legal designation for these lands are being delayed until the Government of Alberta releases its South Saskatchewan Region Plan (SSRP). Read More

Progress update shows little change, two years after road map to responsible oilsands development released

With substantial progress on only two of 19 recommendations, faster implementation of oilsands environmental solutions needed to secure social license for future development

Edmonton — Two years after the Pembina Institute outlined 19 steps toward responsible oilsands development in a report entitled Solving the Puzzle, and one year after Alison Redford won a majority government, very little progress has been made on the recommended policy improvements, according to an update released by the Institute today. Read More

Weeding for Wildlife

Jun 8 2013 - 2:30pm to 9:00pm
Jun 15 2013 - 2:30pm to 9:00pm

Help the Edmonton and Area Land Trust restore riparian habitat.

Why: To improve the local habitat for wildlife for nesting and feeding, and reduce the spread of invasive plants that displace native vegetation. Read More


Glory Hills Property near Stony Plain , AB

Prairie Conservation and Endangered Species Conference

Feb 19 2013 - 7:00am to Feb 22 2013 - 7:00am


The 10th Prairie Conservation and Endangered Species Conference is a forum to discuss the latest issues, information, research and trends in prairie landscape and species conservation. The conference is held every three years in a Canadian Prairie Province.

Who Should Attend

The conference will be promoted widely among the conservation community in western Canada, in Ottawa and in the northern Great Plains region of the U.S., and will recieve local, regional, national and international exposure. Read More


Sheraton Red Deer Hotel
3310 50 Avenue
Red Deer , AB

Prairie Grasslands and Species at Risk Protected

Government Sets High Bar for Suffield National Wildlife Area

The seven-group Suffield Coalition today applauded the government’s decision to deny approval of Cenovus' (previously EnCana) proposal to drill 1,275 natural gas wells and construct associated infrastructure in the Suffield National Wildlife Area (NWA). Suffield NWA was established in 2003 to protect endangered native prairie and the many species of animals and plants at risk in the area, including at least 15 federally listed species threatened with extinction. Read More

Planning for our Future: Public information and workshop on the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan

Dec 12 2012 - 2:00am

The government has recently started public consultations on the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan . In a relaxed setting, AWA staff and guests will provide information about the plan, work through ways that you can give your feedback & answer your questions one-on-one. This workshop is hands-on and designed to help you quickly and confidently give your feedback during this busy time of year. See you there!

Free of charge. Everyone welcome.

Reservations: Read More


Hillhurst Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB


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