Parks & Recreation

A bad start to Environment Week: Alberta rescinds its Coal Policy   Last  week we celebrated Environment Week but the Government of Alberta had an odd way of celebrating to say the least. Effective June 1st, A Coal Development Policy for Alberta (Coal Policy) has been rescinded (see...

The Qat’muk Grizzly Bear Spirit, the Jumbo Valley Ski Resort & the Protection of Sacred Lands in New Zealand   In early November, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its much anticipated decision in Ktunaxa Nation v British Columbia (Forests, Land and Natural Resource Operations).   In this case, the...

Market-Based Instruments & the Alberta Land Stewardship Act   The ELC is publishing a series of four volumes concerning Market-Based Instruments & the Alberta Land Stewardship Act.  This work is to encourage the use of MBIs in a way that benefits the environment and to identify what regulations...

Earlier this month, the Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development (the “Report”) was released.   This Report is the first issued since the departure of Scott Vaughn from his role as Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development last year. The Report focuses...

“There’s no God-given right to mud-boggers” (Minister of Justice and Solicitor General, Nanton News, May 13, 2013) May long weekend is here:  begin the bush parties, litter, trucks in the river. . .  I wish I could find last year’s Sustainable Resource Development blog post about the...

Regulated access to public land in Alberta has undergone a major overhaul.  As of September 2011, the Public Lands Administration Regulation is in force under the Public Lands Act.  The new Regulation consolidates a patchwork of existing access regulations and provides sweeping new powers.  The first...

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - May 12, 2011) - Alberta Conservation Association (ACA) just launched the Alberta Outdoor Adventure Guide iPhone travel app. The app profiles over 700 Conservation Site destinations across Alberta and is available free on iTunes. Whether you like fishing, hunting, outdoor photography, bird watching,...