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 Land Disturbance Footprint


  

 

Corporate Responsibility

 

By sharing knowledge, planning together and sharing the land base, several land users have successfully reduced their collective footprint. Recognition from organizations such as the Emerald Awards Foundation, which celebrates outstanding achievements by Albertans who are committed to protecting, preserving, enhancing and sustaining the province's environment, illustrate what is possible when land users work together to reduce their impact.

 

This is particularly the case for extractive resource-based industries operating on public lands that apply integrated land management practices, effectively demonstrating responsibility to the public, potentially opening up new avenues for market share and maintaining social license to operate over the long term.

 

- Based on excerpt from Alberta Environment and Parks Integrated Land Management -   

 

 

 

Public Responsibility

 

Land users whose business depends on the landscape are responsible for engaging with other land users when overlapping or shared land uses occur. As Albertans using crown lands, primarily for recreation, we are responsible for contributing to land and resource management by being aware of where we recreate, by practicing good land stewardship and by respecting the land. 

 

- Based on excerpt from Alberta Environment and Parks Integrated Land Management -    

 

 

To learn more about ways to make a difference, visit stewardship sites such as Alberta Environment and Park's Stewardship Resources or the Land Stewardship Centre that outlines the following ways to put your stewardship commitment into action: 

 

 

Abiding by environmental regulations

Ensure that business activities, farm operations and personal land use are in compliance with all applicable environmental regulations.

 

Using resources responsibly

Conserve resources such as water, minerals and wood by using them efficiently and recycling when appropriate. Conserve wildlife habitat on your property and in your community.

Reducing waste

Use less toxic materials to limit the amount of hazardous wastes produced. Improve the efficiency of business or farm operations to reduce the amount of waste generated.

Getting involved in community initiatives

Participate in local environmental projects such as neighborhood recycling, abandoned lot cleanups, community gardens and watershed restoration projects. Encourage others to become involved as well.

Letting people know what you are doing

Get the message out about the successful environmental projects implemented by you or your community

   

- Excerpt from Land Stewardship Centre website (2012) -

 

 

Contributing to Land-use Regional Planning 

 

To become involved in land-use planning discussions or advocate changes in land-use policies or practices, begin by participating in land-use planning consultations or contact LUF@gov.ab.ca to receive invitations to sessions and regional land-use planning updates.