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Soil health management resources

Legislation, research, data and online tools for agricultural soil quality management in Alberta.


The Soil Conservation Act and associated regulation encourages sound soil conservation practices to preserve Alberta’s agricultural land base and ensure the long-term productivity of the farming sector. The Act describes the requirement for landholders to prevent soil loss or deterioration from taking place, or to stop loss or deterioration from continuing. To address the problems and costs associated with soil degradation at a municipal level, the Act provides municipalities with the authority to take action or impose penalties if soil is deteriorating through wind and water erosion or other means.

On this page, find resources for implementing sound soil conservation practices in Alberta.

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