CRP Regional Ecoplan
A project to outline how the region’s valued ecological features and functions could be maintained, and to do so by identifying measurable targets, describing specific actions that can be taken by the Calgary Regional Partnership and its members
The Issue / Idea
How can municipalities maintain their valued ecological features and functions in the face of population growth?
In 2014, Miistakis began working with the Calgary Regional Partnership (CRP) on an implementation plan for the Calgary Metropolitan Plan’s first principle: “Protecting the natural environment and watershed.”
In a region that is projected to receive another 1.6 million people over the next 60 years, it was recognized it would be a significant challenge to determine how to actually approach achieving this principle, as well as how to know if it has been accomplished.
The Ecological Conservation and Protection Plan (later renamed the CRP Regional EcoPlan) was created to outline how the region’s valued ecological features and functions could be maintained, and to do so by identifying measurable targets, describing specific actions that can be taken by the CRP and its members at both the regional and local level, and by integrating directly with the Calgary Metropolitan Plan.
The Ecological Conservation Themes – the backbone to the plan – were established and, as well as the plan framework, and the target-setting approach approved by the CRP Executive in September 2017.
CRP Regional EcoPlan: A Summary of the Ecological Conservation and Protection Plan
CRP Regional EcoPlan: Themes – Detailed
Measuring Up: A Preliminary Assessment of Potential CRP EcoPlan Sub-Theme Measures
CRP EcoPlan: Strategies Catalogue: Summary Description
Proposed Target-setting Process for the CRP Regional EcoPlan
This project was undertaken by
The Miistakis Institute
Calgary Regional Partnership