Guidelines for native grasslands

The Alberta government provides guidelines for conservation of the province’s native grasslands.


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


Technical resources