Thursday, May 20, 2010
This one day seminar was designed to provide practical information and academic perspectives on the Alberta Land Stewardship Act (ALSA). The ALSA, proclaimed in October 2009, was designed to implement the Alberta Land-Use Framework (LUF), released in December 2008. The ALSA and the LUF together provide the provincial government with unprecedented legislative and policy tools to comprehensively plan and manage public and private lands and interests, including natural resources. The ALSA enables Cabinet approved regional plans that will bind the Crown, local governments, decision makers, and regulated industry and private individuals. Regional plans prevail over conflicting provisions in any Alberta regulations, and over regulatory instruments, including municipal bylaws, policies and government policies and codes of practices. The ALSA offers new economic instruments and stewardship tools including agricultural easements, transfer of development credit programs, and other conservation off-set opportunities. As well it provides the means to permanently protect and manage land through the use of conservation directives.
Some of the Powerpoint Presentations featured in this seminar are available:
Morris Seiferling, Commissioner of the Land Use Secretariat, The Alberta Land-Use Framework Regional Planning & The Alberta Land Stewardship Act
Bernard Roth, Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP, "Brave New World, Animal Farm and the Lorax: A Literary Analysis of the Alberta Land Stewardship Act from a Practitioner's Perspective"
Cindy Chiasson, Executive Director of the Environmental Law Centre, "Regional Planning under Alberta's Land Use System -- A Check-In Along the Road"
Arlene Kwasniak, Faculty of Law, University of Calgary, Exceptional Delegation Powers & ALSA Impacts on Municipalities
Nigel Bankes, Faculty of Law, University of Calgary, Water Management Planning and Planning under ALSA
Guy Greenaway and Kimberly Good, Miistakis Institute, Filling The Toolbox
Nigel Bankes, Faculty of Law, University of Calgary, Regional Planning & Aboriginal & Treaty Rights