The mooring standards engagement was an opportunity for Albertans to share feedback on a proposed plan to establish a disturbance standard. The proposed plan would simplify the approval process to place a mooring structure in a waterbody, such as a dock, boat lift, swimming platform or buoy anchor.

Establishing a disturbance standard will reduce red tape and eliminate the need for most dock owners to apply for an authorization if they follow all requirements. This would improve wait times currently caused by the need to authorize thousands of docks.


  • Open

    November 2 to December 14, 2020

  • Results under review

  • Completed

Who is listening

Ministry of Environment and Parks

Input received

Albertans shared their feedback on the draft disturbance standard from November 2 to December 14, 2020 through an online survey.

Thank you for your input. We are currently reviewing feedback.


Your feedback will help us determine next steps in streamlining authorizations for temporary seasonal docks and mooring structures.

Learn the facts


Connect with the Alberta Environment and Parks Information Centre for more information about the proposed Mooring Disturbance Standard:

Phone: 310-3773
Email: [email protected]

Last updated: December 14, 2020