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ALSA Tools Municipal Workshops

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The Alberta Land Stewardship Act includes a section called Conservation and Stewardship Tools. The province's Land-use Framework and forthcoming regional plans rely heavily on the adoption of the conservation and stewardship tools identified in the Act as well as other potential future tools for private land conservation to maintain landscape integrity and high value landscape features. The tools in the Act include Conservation Easements, Transfer of Development Credits, Conservation Offsets and Conservation Directives. These emerging conservation tools will however need to be applied recognizing local contexts to be effective relative to the needs of local municipal governments, local stakeholders and the general community.

In partnership with Water Matters, the Miistakis Institute approached the MD of Foothills and MD of Ranchlands to deliver two one-day workshops to each municipality.

The first day and part of the second day was spent providing information on each of the tools and discussing potential application of the tools specific to each of the municipalities’ circumstances. In the last portion of the second day, the participants worked through some hypothetical but realistic scenarios of conservation challenges each of the municipalities may face by applying the various tools.

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