South Saskatchewan Region

On July 22, 2014, the Government of Alberta approved the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan, an integrated resource management approach which looks at the relationship between all of our activities, along with natural events, and the challenges facing the region, and sets the stage for robust growth, vibrant communities and a healthy environment over the next 50 years. The plan includes environmental management frameworks for air and surface water quality and a commitment to develop a biodiversity management framework.

These frameworks are an approach for managing the long-term cumulative effects of development and all activities on the environment at a regional level. The frameworks:

  • identify regional objectives indicators
  • set regional threshold values, including triggers and limits
  • establish a management response if triggers or limits are exceeded, and
  • set the foundation for ongoing monitoring, evaluation and reporting

This proactive management approach will help ensure negative trends are identified early on and will reduce the risk that regional ambient limits are exceeded.

Status of Ambient Environmental Condition

Status of Management Response

SSRP Management Frameworks and Fact Sheets

Air Quality

Water Quality

Related Information

Access a report that summarizes comments received during the development of the draft management frameworks:

Access the SSRP on the Land-use Framework website at:


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Updated: Sep 21, 2018