Our goal: Conserving Edmonton's Natural Areas
- Edmonton's natural landscapes are being drastically altered for residential, industrial and agricultural development
Moran Lake, a wetland natural area in northeast Edmonton
- Our challenge is to form cohesive action between government, public, development, and ENGO (Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations) interests
In 2001, "Conserving Edmonton's Natural Areas: A Framework for Urban Conservation" was released. It outlines the strategies for conserving Edmonton's natural areas and facilitating broader community discussion.
Key points in the report:
- To achieve success, there needs to be a stronger, cohesive voice from the environmental, business and civic communities to champion conservation projects
- Edmonton's table lands and river valley and ravine system create a unique natural network that improves the quality life of Edmontonians
- Conserving sites now ensures future generations have access to unique aspects of their natural heritage
- Conserving natural areas makes good business and health sense
- A partnership must be built on mutual respect
This report has two volumes:
Volume 1- Executive Summary
Volume 2- Technical Report
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Our Vision Statement: The City of Edmonton will encourage the conservation and integration of as many environmentally sensitive areas and significant natural areas into Edmonton's future urban environment as are sustainable and feasible.