Issues and Ideas

Issues and Ideas

Post your municipal environment and conservation issues/ideas here

Got an environment or conservation issue that affects Alberta municipalities, or an idea that might help them? Enter your issue/idea in 200 characters or less and we’ll post it for voting!

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Vote here to prioritize municipal environment and conservation issues/ideas

See an issue/idea that rings true for you and your municipality? Click the “Vote for this issue/idea” button to cast your vote. When an issue/idea gets enough votes we’ll create a Project Plan based on it, and post that on the Fund a Project page to be crowd-funded. Remember that you can vote for as many issues and ideas as you’d like!

Information on environmental impacts of gravel extraction

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Information for municipalities on the long term impacts to riparian lands and water bodies, including aquifers, wetlands and floodplains, from gravel production

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Total Votes: 6

Ditch reclamation for pollinators

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Reclaim marginal wild land habitat in ditches to build low-maintenance pollinator habitat

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Total Votes: 5

Can municipalities tax conservation lands differently than other lands

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I’m unclear on how various types of conservation lands are taxed, and the impact it might have on municipal revenues.

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Total Votes: 7

Municipalities don’t have access to good wetlands data

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Municipalities need wetlands data that is consistent and usable at the fine scale at which we make decisions

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Total Votes: 18

Environment, conservation and alignment with regional plans

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I would like to know how environmental management and conservation are supposed to be considered in our declaration of alignment with regional plans

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Total Votes: 18

The impact of the new MGA on municipalities’ environmental responsibilities is unclear

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It looks like the new MGA will affect municipal responsibilities with regard to the environment, but we need some guidance here as to how, what might be the implications.

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Total Votes: 13

Are there alternate ways of raising revenues for conservation

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Are there other ways for municipalities to raise revenues to buy land that is deemed ecologically important or invest in environmental management?

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Total Votes: 5