Southern Alberta Sustainability Strategy

Alberta Environment, in cooperation with other government departments, is developing a sustainable development program called the Southern Alberta Landscapes: Meeting the Challenges Ahead (SAL). The first phase of the SAL -- Defining the Agenda -- will appraise the current state of the region, identify a vision, goals, and principles for sustainable development, make policy recommendations and identify the key issues that need to be addressed and in what order of priority. In the initial step of Phase 1, the province will compile air, water, land use and socio-economic data, build landscape modeling and simulation tools, gather information about important resource sectors and identify key issues and opportunities relating to sustainability in Southern Alberta based on plausible projected trends over a 50-year period