University of Alberta – Faculty of Agricultural, Life, & Environmental Sciences

Coping with the Pressures of Fragmentation and Conversion of Agricultural Land in Alberta

Total Funded: $50,000
Location: Province Wide, Alberta

A province-wide survey will assess attitudes of Alberta residents and municipal authorities toward fragmentation, conversion, and conservation policy tools. This research will help Alberta’s developers, provincial and municipal governments to better manage the fragmentation and conversion of agricultural land. This project involves two work streams with different deliverables at different dates: one on attitudes towards land use and the different policy tools; the other on the economics of land use change and the GIS planning tools. Final results will be disseminated in parallel.