Summary

The objective of this project was to inform landholders about existing policy directed at land conservation. The Southern Alberta Land Trust Society (SALTS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the ecological, scenic, productive and cultural values of Alberta’s prairie and foothills regions. They focus on organizing and directing conservation efforts from the grassroots community level, and consider ecological preservation as well as agricultural, scenic, historic and cultural land values as important factors in conservation. This project produced a set of educational materials for landowners on how to most effectively protect land reserves through existing tax and estate planning mechanisms, and provided a series of workshops for communities in order to facilitate local engagement with the initiative.