Condition of the environment reporting

Alberta’s Environmental Science Program provides the public with information indicators that convey trends in the condition of Alberta’s air, climate, fish, wildlife, plants, land, wetlands and water. Condition of the environment reporting in these areas delivers information to the public in a plain-language, easy-to-access online format.

Work is underway to provide indicator results for climate, fish and wildlife, and plants, land and wetlands – these will be added to the indicator sections below when available.

Explore the indicators

Air
Learn about trends in Alberta’s air quality for fine particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide, ground level ozone and sulphur dioxide.
Work is underway to analyze province-wide datasets for indicators that best communicate the condition of Alberta’s climate.
Research is underway to identify indicators that best communicate the condition of Alberta’s fish and wildlife.
Work is underway to identify indicators that communicate the health and integrity of Alberta’s plants, land and wetlands.
Learn about trends and status in Alberta’s water quality and quantity for chloride, lake trophic status and water yield.

Oil sands indicators

The Oil Sands Monitoring Program is a joint provincial-federal working partnership that provides comprehensive environmental monitoring data about Alberta’s oil sands region. Find information on oil sands indicators including air, groundwater, and hydrometric and surface water data.

Environmental monitoring

The data used in condition of the environment reporting is gathered and assessed through an ongoing environmental monitoring process founded on standardized methods and quality control protocols. To access environmental monitoring reports and datasets, see Environmental monitoring.