Alberta Crown Land Vision

A common sense approach to Crown land management that finds the right balance between conservation, recreation and economic use.


The Alberta Crown Land Vision guides a modern approach to managing provincial Crown land that better meets the needs of communities, Indigenous Peoples and job creators without compromising conservation values and recreation opportunities.

Albertans have told us that the current system needs a variety of improvements, including:

  • continued conservation of Crown land and biodiversity to ensure land uses are sustainable into the future
  • support for the sustainable use of trails and backcountry land
  • removal of confusing and conflicting rules

Albertans will have opportunities to share feedback and ideas so improvements to Crown land management consider and reflect public input.

Crown land covers approximately 60% of the province and sustains Alberta’s abundance of resources and biodiversity. These lands are used for conservation, recreation and economic development and support the continued exercise of Treaty rights.



Who is listening

Ministry of Environment and Protected Areas

Key priorities

Make the land-use system clear and understandable

  • Review and modernize legislation for the 21st century.
  • Integrate the management of all Crown lands, while respecting:
    • our legacy of conservation
    • parks and protected areas
    • our heritage of public lands and working landscapes
    • the knowledge of Indigenous Peoples

Support sustainable funding and partnerships for recreation

  • Improve outdoor recreation management across all Crown lands to ensure there is a range of sustainable recreation opportunities for Albertans into the future.
  • Develop a trails act and fee framework to improve outdoor recreation experiences.

Focus on outcomes and reducing red tape

  • Make life easier for hardworking Albertans and job creators.
  • Focus on outcomes with integrated and collaborative planning approaches.

Active engagements

Albertans will continue to have the opportunity to share ideas on a variety of Crown land initiatives to modernize Alberta’s land management system. There are no active engagements at this time.

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The personal information collected through the Crown Land Vision initiative may be used for the purpose of providing you with a mailing list subscription to receive provincial Crown land information and public engagement updates.

This personal information collection is authorized under Section 8 (1) (2) of the Government Organization Act, and is being managed in accordance with Section 33 (c) of the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

If you have any questions about this collection of personal information, you may contact the AEP Information Centre, Community Engagement Branch at 780-310-3773 (or 1-877-944-0313 to be connected toll-free from outside the Edmonton area) or by email at: [email protected]

Last updated: December 23, 2020