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Government expands conservation areas, protects watersheds and native grasslands in southern Alberta


"The South Saskatchewan Regional Plan was created by Albertans and strikes the right balance of recreation and economic opportunity while protecting the environment and achieving conservation goals."

- Robin Campbell, Stewardship Minister


Visit the South Saskatchewan Region page to learn more about the regional plan.


Albertans help shape responsible growth for oil sands region


Alberta's first regional plan sets strong environmental limits, conserves sensitive lands, provides certainty to industry, diversifies the economy and offers numerous recreational opportunities in the Lower Athabasca region. 


Visit the Lower Athabasca Regional Region page to learn more about the Lower Athabasca Regional Plan.

Help build the North Saskatchewan Regional Plan


Albertans are invited to provide their input and feedback to help government develop a land-use plan for the busy, fast-growing North Saskatchewan Region.


Visit the North Saskatchewan Region page to learn more about the development of the North Saskatchewan Regional Plan.

Bill 31 creates environmental monitoring agency


Diana McQueen, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, introduced Bill 31 in the Alberta Legislature on October 28, 2013. The Protecting Alberta’s Environment Act creates the new Alberta Environmental Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Agency (AEMERA), responsible for operating a comprehensive, science-based monitoring system.