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Land Use Planning in Alberta: An Overview. Biol. 595 Sept. 16, 2009. 1930: National Parks Act 1948-1949: Green Zone AB Forest Service Forests Act. Volume of forest harvested in Alberta, 1930-1999. Forest Management Areas. Number of wells drilled per year in Alberta, 19 90 -200 5.

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1930:

  • National Parks Act

1948-1949:

  • Green Zone
  • AB Forest Service
  • Forests Act
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0

200K

800K

Transportation Sector

Transportation length

<--Projected Simulation-->

21st Century

<---Historical Backcast--->

20th Century

km

  • 1900 1950 2000 2050 2100
  • Year
remaining intact forest by province
Remaining Intact Forest by Province

Global Forest Watch – Sept. 15, 2003

land use conflicts minimal
Land Use Conflicts: Minimal

1950

Mining

Energy

Recreation

Agriculture

Forestry

Residential

Native Landscape

land use conflicts serious
Land Use Conflicts: Serious

Today

Energy

Mining

Recreation

Agriculture

Forestry

Residential

Native Landscape

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Maximize the rate of economic development

Mitigate environmental damage

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What is Success?

Alberta GDP

Source: Pembina, 2005

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Genuine Progress Indices (GPI)

Gross Domestic Product Index

GPI Economic Index

GPI Social Index

GPI Environmental Index

Index

Year

Source: Anielski et. al. 2001

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Existing Philosophy:Open Frontier

Mining

Energy

Recreation

Agriculture

Forestry

Residential

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Reality: Finite Landscape

Mining

Energy

Recreation

Agriculture

Forestry

Residential

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SRD

Energy

Environment

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“There are more and more people doing more and more activities on the same piece of land. The competition between user groups creates conflict, and often puts stress on the finite capacity of our land, air, water and habitat.”

“We have reached a tipping point, where sticking with the old rules will not produce the quality of life we have come to expect.”

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Outcome-Based Management

Triple Bottom Line

EconomicSustainability

Environmental Sustainability

Social Sustainability

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EverythingEverywhereAll of the time

Natural Limits & Trade-off Decisions

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Tomorrow’sLandscapes

ComputerModeling

Achievable Future

Today’sActions