How Municipalities Apply Environmental Reserve in Alberta


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How Municipalities Apply Environmental Reserve in Alberta: A White Paper

A discussion paper to inform municipal planners on how environmental reserve is applied in Alberta and observations on the implications of the new Conservation Reserve tool to ER

The Issue / Idea

“How has environmental reserve been interpreted and applied in Alberta? And, will this change with the new conservation reserve tool?”

The Project

To respond to the issue, the Miistakis Institute distributed a survey to understand the municipal application of environmental reserve. The survey was distributed through APPI, AUMA and AAMDC.

Using the outcomes of the survey as a starting point, a discussion paper was developed to provide context for environmental reserve, what the intent is in the MGA, and comments on how it is interpreted and used by municipalities. The paper concludes with a comparison of the previous MGA and the modernized MGA environmental reserve policies, and observations on how the new conservation reserve tool may affect environmental reserve application by municipalities.

ER Report and Provincial Survey

Coming soon!

Organization

This project was undertaken by

The Miistakis Institute

Project budget

The funding required to complete this project was

$30,000

Status

This research began in Fall 2016 and is due for release in

October 2017

Supporters

Max Bell Foundation

Anonymous Foundation