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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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…

Influences of Growth: ALI Research Team Publishes Project's Second Paper

November 9, 2015

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

Reversing the Auction: Conservation Auction Experiences in Australia

October 27, 2015

To watch the video of this event, click here. Since the arrival of Europeans in Australia, the country's landscape has changed significantly. Agricultural development led…