Natural Living Systems

Protected Areas

Description: This indicator ​tracks the amount and size of protected areas such as provinical parks and environmentally sensistive areas in the region.

Environmentally Significant Area:  Important to the long-term maintenance of biological diversity, soil, water, or other natural processes, at multiple spatial scales.  Areas that contain rare or unique elements or that include elements that may require special management consideration due to their conservation needs.

Protected Area:  Protected Areas have been designated by Order-in-Council (OC) under the following legislation: 1. Provincial Park Act 2. Wilderness Areas, Ecological Reserves, Natural Areas and Heritage Rangelands Act 3. Willmore Wilderness Park Act

Data Source: Government of Alberta, EMRB Municipalities