FROM: Miistakis Institute of the Rockies
The conservation and stewardship tools in the Alberta Land Stewardship Act (ALSA) can be powerful conservation devices, especially for Alberta’s municipalities. However, many municipal personnel are unaware of these tools (partially because they are not in the Municipal Government Act), and many who are aware of them are only nominally clear on what they are and how they could work in a municipal context.
In January and February this year, Miistakis hosted a four-part webinar series aimed at helping to fill this gap. We identified experts with experience in each of the tools (and we are heavily in their debt!), who gave a one-hour presentation and answered questions on the four tools: Conservation Easements, Transfer of Development Credits, Conservation Directives, and Conservation Offsets.
If you missed these, good news! – the recordings and slide decks are all available on our web site. Click here to learn more.