Habitat

Moving from Conversion to Conservation: ELC publishes Agricultural Lands Law and Policy in Alberta   [sdm_download id="90602" fancy="0"] Alberta’s agricultural lands support numerous social, economic and environmental benefits. Despite this, we have lost and continue to lose prime agricultural lands via conversion into developed uses.  As well, Alberta’s...

Habitat Matters: Habitat laws, challenges and new directions   [su_box title="Habitat Matters webinar" style="default" box_color="#333333" title_color="#FFFFFF" radius="3" class="" id=""]Thank you for your interest in the Habitat Matters webinar that took place November 28. Link to the recording Link to the slide deck [/su_box] Habitat is essential to the survival...

THIS EVENT IS NOW OVER. FOR THE OCTOBER 24 2019 EVENT PLEASE VISIT: https://elc.ab.ca/where-to-from-here-save-the-date-for-green-regs-n-ham-calgary-october-24-2019-2/     NOTE - TICKET SALES ARE NOW CLOSED Coastal environmental concerns are highly relevant to land locked Alberta, but rarely do we discuss them. Join the ELC and our guest speakers to look beyond Alberta’s...

Habitat, what habitat? The Greater Sage-Grouse emergency order and a call for heightened due diligence [Revised]   This story is about investing in activities that occur in the habitat of species at risk.  It has a moral: stop doing it. This story features an oil and gas company,...

Groundwater sustainability: evolving groundwater policy and regulation for Alberta   Groundwater management in Alberta is governed by a wide variety of regulation and policy.  Sustainable groundwater management is challenged by isolated reviews of water yield, a lack of information (leading to uncertainty in decision making and risk...

Overhaul of Alberta’s Remediation Certificate Regulation   On June 1, 2018 the Government of Alberta passed the Remediation Certificate Amendment Regulation by Order in Council. This regulation updates the current Remediation Certificate Regulation and re-names it the Remediation Regulation. The changes introduced by the Remediation Regulation are...

Back to what we once HADD: Fisheries Act Amendments are Introduced   Since the 1970s, section 35 of the Fisheries Act operated to protect fish and fish habitat throughout Canada by prohibiting the harmful alteration, disruption or destruction of fish habitat (the HADD provision). Up to 2012, the...