Conservation of native grasslands is crucial for protecting the ecological integrity of Alberta’s natural environments.
Historical and current conservation policies are built on 2 fronts:
- principles and practices for minimizing surface disturbance to the native grasslands, and
- use of native grassland vegetation species and other conservation measures for land restoration or reclamation projects, where disturbance is unavoidable.
The Alberta government uses several formats for the guidelines:
- conservation and reclamation letter (C&R IL)
- industry directive (ID)
- remediation and reclamation fact sheet (R&R)
- fully developed guideline publications
- 2010 Reclamation Criteria for Well Sites and Associated Facilities for Native Grasslands
- Conservation Assessments in Native Grasslands and Conservation Assessment Forms
(XLSX, 50 KB)
Strategic siting and pre-disturbance site assessment methodology for industrial activities in native grasslands
- Industrial Activity in Foothills Fescue Grasslands
Guidelines for minimizing surface disturbance
- Industrial Activity in the Central Parkland and Northern Fescue Native Grasslands
Strategies for minimizing surface disturbance
- Principles, Guidelines and Tools for all Industrial Activity in Native Grasslands in the Prairie and Parkland Landscapes of Alberta
Principles for minimizing surface disturbance
- Revegetation Using Native Plant Materials: Guidelines for Industrial Development Sites
- Foothills Fescue Grassland – Principles for Minimizing Surface Disturbance
- Literature Review of Reclamation Practices in the Central Parkland and Northern Fescue Natural Subregions
Effective February 2017
- Recovery Strategies for Industrial Development in Native Prairie – Dry Mixed-grass Natural Subregion of Alberta
- Recovery Strategies for Industrial Development in Native Prairie – Mixed-grass Natural Subregion of Alberta
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