Alberta Land-use Framework Region Explorer
The Land-use Framework created seven regions in the province. A unique regional plan is being create for all the regions – two have been created and implemented.
Explore the regions by clicking on the map or graphs.
The extent of human land use in a given area.
Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (2018)
Population and demographic profile based on Alberta’s Land-use Framework regions.
Semi-Custom Profile for Alberta and Alberta’s Land Use Framework Planning Regions, Government of Alberta (2006)
Number of businesses with employees registered in the region.
Land use region economic indicators, Government of Alberta (2013)
The number of farms in a given area.
Number of Farms, Farm Operators by Age and Sex for Alberta and its Land Use Framework Regions (2016)
Outdoor recreation participation by Land-use Framework.
Albertans’ Values and Attitudes toward Recreation and
Alberta’s 7 regions
The Land-use Framework created seven regions based on the major watersheds. A regional plan is to be created for each region.
Two regional plans have been developed and approved, and one is currently in development.
- Lower Athabasca: Approved
- South Saskatchewan: Approved
- North Saskatchewan: In development
- Lower Peace: Not started
- Red Deer: Not started
- Upper Athabasca: Not started
- Upper Peace: Not started
See more information about the current status of Alberta’s regional plans.
In preparation to develop regional plans, a profile of the region was completed. The three available profiles are:
History of Alberta’s regional plans
Before the introduction of the Land-use Framework, Alberta’s land and resources were managed with a range of policies from the provincial level to municipalities. See a complete history of regional planning in Alberta.
The regional plans in their current form date back to 2007.
Blueprint for land use management and decision making. View the Land-use Framework.
Alberta Land Stewardship Act
Legal basis for land use planning in Alberta. View the Alberta Land Stewardship Act.