Innovative Land Management

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Alberta is changing before our eyes. More people are living in the province than ever before, and as they come here to build lives, raise families, and find futures, the landscape shifts around them.

Changes on the land often lead to evolutions in policy, so to support better land management, the Alberta Land Institute provides impartial, academic research to inform policymakers, stakeholders, and the public about important land use issues.

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Loss or Gain: New Article Published by ALI Research Team

February 9, 2016

The Alberta Land Institute's three-year project Economic Evaluation of Farmland Conversion and Fragmentation in Alberta is examining the province's agricultural landscape.…

Engaging The Experts: Irrigation Research Team Hosts Workshop In Lethbridge

December 7, 2015

How might a certain policy influence water demand in Alberta, under specific climate or economic conditions? No model can predict the future with perfect accuracy, but by…

Alberta’s Land Use Change in Context: How does the rate of agricultural land conversion and fragmentation in Alberta compare to other jurisdictions?

November 13, 2015

By Quentin Lau, Research Associate The continued rapid growth of Alberta's resource sector and urban population has made an impact on the province’s landscape, but do we…