Past Projects

Since its inception in 2002, SASCI has undertaken numerous projects aimed at promoting a sustainable economic, environmental, and social future for southwest Alberta.  These have involved many other regional stakeholders and organizations.  For example, SASCI:

  • facilitated a forum on the proposed regional water project for the Town and MD of Pincher Creek;
  • facilitated community dialogue regarding the relocation of the Pincher Creek Women's Emergency Shelterl
  • moderated inter-municipal strategic planning sessions;
  • moderated all-candidates' forums prior to municipal elections;
  • facilitated the MD of Pincher Creek's Wind Energy Conversion System Bylaw Review;
  • facilitated dialogue between landowners and landowner groups and industry;
  • supported the MD of Pincher Creek in planning a Community Values Assessment project (a back-casting and visioning process to both review previous visioning processes and move forward with confirmation of current values);
  • presented papers at various conferences;
  • participated in the Joint Integrated Emergency Plan Pilot Project with the Town and MD of Pincher Creek, Shell Canada Energy, Buffalo Resources, and Advantage Oil and Gas;
  • continued our education and communication role in the Southwest Alberta Montane Research Program on elk;
  • co-facilitated completion of Phase Three of the Southern Foothills Cumulative Impact Study;
  • moderated the “Economic Value of Parks for Neighbouring Communities” seminar in the Crowsnest Pass and Pincher Creek;
  • developed practices for stakeholder consultation and municipality notification by energy companies; and
  • launched groundwater management best practices for the oil and gas industry.


For more information about these and other SASCI projects, contact us.