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Public Land Compliance Program

Alberta’s Public Land Compliance Program

In 2015, government launched an initiative to address abuse of public land through the establishment of a cross-ministry Public Lands Enforcement Committee (Committee). The three pillars of the compliance program are prevention, education and enforcement. Tools used to successfully execute the program include enforcement personnel, public engagement, social media, and data collection and reporting.

The Committee strives to continuously improve the program with intent to establish a benchmark for future education, prevention and enforcement efforts around public land abuse.

This province-wide program involves a multi-agency approach, including:

  • Conservation officers
  • Environmental protection officers
  • Fish and wildlife officers
  • Forest officers
  • Lands officers
  • Seasonal park rangers
  • Seasonal recreation engagement officers

The following organizations provide support to these efforts and do not contribute to statistical reporting:

  • Alberta Sheriffs Branch
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
  • Other municipal enforcement agencies

The goal of the program is to ensure the laws and regulations that protect Alberta’s public land are understood and followed.

For in-depth information on the Government of Alberta’s compliance efforts on public land, please see:


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Updated: Oct 3, 2018