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Ministry of Environment and Parks

Supports environmental conservation and protection, sustainable economic prosperity, quality of life and outdoor recreation opportunities.

Government is undergoing a transition, including ministry changes. New ministry and cabinet information can be found on the Cabinet page.

Key services

  • Discover more about Alberta’s air quality, air quality measurements and how it is affected by natural and human sources
  • Provincial park locations, recreational opportunities and information for visitors.
  • Greenhouse gas emissions management and reduction, climate change legislation, and climate change action planning.
  • Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) and other approvals processes.
  • Information, regulations and legislation on fish and wildlife species and management in Alberta.
  • Programs that deal with land management, development and consultations in Alberta.
  • Fishing, boating, hunting, trapping, wildlife viewing, and recreation on public and agricultural land.
  • Waste reduction and management in Alberta.
  • Strict rules are in place to protect the quality of water in Alberta, one of the province’s most important resources.

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Our responsibilities

Alberta Environment and Parks:

  • works to protect and enhance Alberta’s environment and ecosystems to ensure a sustainable future, making life better for Albertans
  • works with Albertans, Indigenous communities and stakeholders to ensure the province’s environmental, social and economic outcomes for the future are met
  • engages Albertans to understand the challenges in ensuring Alberta’s natural resources are managed using innovative and responsible approaches

Featured News

  • Jul 16, 2019

    Government has laid four charges under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act and one charge related to the transportation of dangerous goods against the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo in relation to offences that occurred between May 8 and May 17, 2017.

  • Jul 16, 2019

    The City of Edmonton has pleaded guilty to one count under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act for improper use of a pesticide.

  • Jul 12, 2019

    The Town of Whitecourt and Woodlands County, operators of the Whitecourt Regional Solid Waste Management Authority, have each pleaded guilty to one count under the province’s Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act.

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