Integrated Land Management Tools Compendium

Client Alberta Sustainable Resources Development
Location  Alberta | Canada

Due to increasing pressure on Alberta’s public lands, Integrated Land Management (ILM) has been identified as a strategic, planned approach to manage and reduce human footprint on the landscape. ILM aims to balance values, benefits, risks, and trade-offs when planning and managing resource extraction, land use activities, and environmental management.

O2, on behalf of Alberta Sustainable Resource Development (ASRD), compiled and synthesized information on tools to effectively implement ILM. The research process included literature reviews, stakeholder consultations, and workshops. Information was condensed into information sheets for each tool, including simple descriptions, case studies, illustrative graphics, and links to regulatory documents, plans, and other information. 

The ILM tools were also categorized and organized into a searchable database based on themes such as scale, sector, and life cycle phase. A compendium of tools was also published as a report with thematic chapters such as integrated planning, coordination of multiple activities, access and corridor management, innovative new technologies, and reclamation. Information from the project is being used to promote improved practices for sustainable development and management on Alberta’s public lands.