Alberta shares information on Land-use Framework at roundtable
Edmonton - A Crown of the Continent ecosystem roundtable in Montana presents a timely opportunity to share findings from Alberta's Respect the Land program and draft Land-use Framework with interested parties south of the border.
Evan Berger, Parliamentary Assistant to Sustainable Resource Development Minister Ted Morton and MLA for Livingstone-Macleod, will participate in the roundtable discussions on behalf of Alberta. Also participating will be a variety of public and private interests charged with the stewardship of the Crown of the Continent, an ecosystem covering about 44,000 square kilometres, from Alberta's Kananaskis Country to northern Montana. The roundtable takes place in Kalispell, Montana, November 6 and 7.
Berger will discuss the Land-use Framework's potential to improve regional planning practices in Alberta, along with other Alberta land-based initiatives. The Land-use Framework will help Alberta balance environmental, economic and social pressures.
Berger's Livingstone-Macleod constituency stretches from Watertown Lakes north along the Continental Divide to the headwaters of the Oldman River and includes much of Alberta's share of the Crown of the Continent. This natural resource is one of the largest intact ecosystems in North America.
In his duties representing the SRD Minister, Berger will travel to Flathead Valley Community College to participate in the Crown of the Continent roundtable discussion with about 40 representatives from various governmental entities, along with academics, policy experts and community leaders. Total costs for Berger are expected to be $1,500.
Source: Alberta Government
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