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Spring 2012

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Land Suitability Assessment Process for the Land Trust Grant Program

article image The Government of Alberta has established the Alberta Land Trust Grant Program to support Alberta land trusts’ purchase and administration of conservation easements or lands. A government review committee measures the proposed private land conservation projects against the department’s program goals, and weighs their relative merit. At their request, Miistakis developed a method for combining and assessing the digital and other data used by land trust applicants in representing the conservation value of their proposed projects. The resultant approach extracts the GIS data, combines it with non-spatial information, and represents that in a scorecard framework.