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Help define the future of southern Alberta


"The draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan provides a long-term vision for southern Alberta and will help us manage cumulative effects of our activities on the landscape. Now, we want Albertans to help us finalize the regional plan. I look forward to continuing our conversation."

- Diana McQueen, Stewardship Minister

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. See Lower Athabasca Regional Plan for highlights. 

Stewardship Minister


Watch a press conference video in which the Stewardship Minister, the Honorable Diana McQueen, announces approval of the Lower Athabasca 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.