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    Minister Rebecca Schulz

    Rebecca Schulz was sworn in as Minister of Environment and Protected Areas on June 9, 2023.

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Mandate letter

The Premier's mandate letter to the Minister of Environment and Protected Areas outlines the objectives and priorities of the work they will focus on in their role.

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Our responsibilities

The ministry:

  • 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

Key information

In focus

Air quality advisories

A special air quality statement has been issued for many parts of the province as high levels of smoke and ash residue continue.

This campaign educates Albertans about avoiding illegal introduction of invasive species into water bodies.

Alberta river conditions and advisories

Visit the Alberta River Basins website for current advisories on watercourses throughout the province.

Bears and outdoor recreation

Advice for  anglers, campers, hikers and mountain bikers on how to stay safe in bear country.


Watercraft inspections

Everyone transporting a watercraft must report to an inspection station to check for aquatic invasive species.

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