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Updated Draft Lower Athabasca Regional Plan Released

Here is a link to law firm Bennett Jones' review of the amendments to the draft Lower Athabasca Regional Plan (LARP).  
This may be of interest to stakeholders in southwest Alberta, if only to better understand how the process may unfold for the development of the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan (SSRP).
For more information about the LARP, click here to access the Land Use Secretariat's website.
For more information about the SSRP, including ongoing public consultation opportunities, click here.  (This link will also take you to the Land Use Secretariat's website.)  
Don't forget the public consultation workbook for Phase 2 of the SSRP is due by December 19th!  You can access the workbook here.

GeoDiscover Alberta - new geospatial database launched


The Government of Alberta has launched the new GeoDiscover Alberta spatial database portal, providing access to more than 140 layers of free land-related data and services.

The GeoDiscover Alberta portal provides "a single window to search and find the credible, up-to-date information needed to better manage activities on the landscape and is the most comprehensive program of its kind in Alberta. The data and map services come from various Alberta government ministries and agencies and include:

  • Administrative Boundaries (provincial boundary, electoral divisions, Land-use Framework Regions)
  • Alberta Township System (ATS)
  • Access (major highways, secondary highways/roads, cutlines)
  • Cadastral (urban and rural)
  • Mineral Agreements (petroleum and natural gas, oil sands, metallic and industrial minerals, coal)
  • Utilities (pipelines, power lines and access facilities)
  • Land-Use Management
  • First Nations land
  • Parks and protected areas
  • Land-use Framework regional planning maps and data

Sharing geospatial information will enhance land and resource stewardship and improve service delivery to Albertans. For example, Land-use Framework planners can access information through GeoDiscover Alberta to shape regional plans. Sharing data also brings time and cost savings—users don’t have to look in multiple places for information. Please visit the GeoDiscover Alberta portal www.geodiscoveralberta.ca to explore the data and services, training materials and frequently asked questions. Once you’ve familiarized yourself with the portal, please take the time to complete the feedback survey so we can make the portal even better to suit your needs. This is just the beginning, and GeoDiscover Alberta will evolve with time. Current partners include the departments of Energy, Environment and Sustainable Resource Development as well as the Land Use Secretariat and Energy Resources Conservation Board. As more ministries and agencies join GeoDiscover Alberta, there will be more information and tools available for all sectors."