Through regional plans, outcomes and objectives are established, along with the strategies and actions that will be used to achieve them. Integrated monitoring, evaluation and reporting systems are essential as they are used to assess the achievement of those outcomes and objectives.
To ensure plans remain effective, relevant and connected to activities on the landscape, the Government of Alberta is committed to monitoring the progress made toward achieving desired regional and provincial outcomes.
Government will use various mechanisms to formally communicate on regional plan progress to Albertans, including the release of reports that speak directly to the plan as well as ministry communications that address more specific aspects of the plan.
In addition to the Land-use Framework Regional Plan Progress Reports (linked below), the Government of Alberta has also released status and management response reports for environmental management frameworks within the Lower Athabasca region and in the South Saskatchewan region.
Five and 10-Year Reporting
At least once every five years, an audit committee will be appointed to determine if regional objectives and policies are meeting the purposes of the Alberta Land Stewardship Act. The committee will make a public report to the Stewardship Minister.
At least once every 10 years, a comprehensive review of the regional plan and a report on its effectiveness will be initiated by the Land Use Secretariat and submitted to the Stewardship Minister. This review may result in the plan being amended, replaced, renewed or repealed.
- Excerpts from Lower Athabasca Regional Plan (2012) -