Resource planning, land use and management

Programs and services that support the long-term management of Alberta’s land and natural resources.


Land Trusts can apply for funding to conserve ecologically important areas to prevent habitat fragmentation, maintain biodiversity and preserve native landscapes.

Regional plans identify and set resource and environmental management outcomes for air, land, water and biodiversity.

The feral horse management framework provides options that consider the future of the species and the ecological integrity of their habitats.

Grazing lease information and range management, monitoring and stewardship.

Integrated Land Management (ILM) is the strategic planned approach to managing and reducing the human-caused footprint on public land.

Integrated Resource Plans are place-based plans that identify objectives for long-term management of specific landscapes.

To manage natural assets, a co-ordinated system of policy, planning, delivery, monitoring, assessment, and management response is used.

This unit is responsible for coordinating the establishment, maintenance and preservation of Alberta’s land survey system.

Decision-making tools and information for responsible resource management, policy decision-making, and agricultural land use planning.

Environment and Protected Areas streamlined the review process at initial planning stages of high-level municipal statutory and non-statutory plans.

Alberta’s government works together with industry, communities and citizens to protect and sustain native grassland.

There are 32 provincial grazing reserves within the province that are administered by the Alberta government.

Rangeland is managed as a natural ecosystem that supports vegetation which can be consumed by both domestic livestock and wildlife.

Organizations can apply for grant funding for projects promoting the conservation and long-term sustainability of Alberta’s rangelands.

These are the beds and shores of all lakes, rivers, streams and any permanent and naturally occurring water bodies within Alberta.

How to get a non-commercial tree cutting permit, and rules and maps for harvesting firewood, transplants and Christmas trees.