Landowner Habitat Program

Alberta’s ecosystems continue to shrink as our human footprint grows with development. Biodiversity is often the first casualty of increased and expanding development with habitat 2 alteration and wetland loss. The northern parts of the province have seen the most changes over the past decade. Approximately two-thirds of the province (62%) has been altered by industrial or agricultural development. Urban and rural development have also contributed to habitat loss, fragmentation, and degradation. The Landowner Habitat Program (LHP) was initiated to help conserve key habitat and reduce habitat loss on privately owned land. The program compensates landowners who are willing to sign a legally binding agreement to retain habitat for a term of five to 20 years; a condition of the agreement is for landowners to provide reasonable public foot access. Participants in this program are acknowledged with a project sign and provided with Use Respect – Ask First signage to display along the perimeter of their property. We currently manage 33 LHP agreements across the province, which conserves approximately 5,789 acres (2,342.8 ha) of important wildlife and fish habitat.

Partnerships

Alberta Environment and Parks, Landowners

Annual Summaries

We are working hard to upload all past summaries. If there is a report you would like to see that isn't presently here, please email info@ab-conservation.com

Title Year Category
Landowner Habitat Program 2009-2010 3
Landowner Habitat Program 2010-2011 3
Landowner Habitat Program 2011-2012 3
Landowner Habitat Program 2012-2013 3
Landowner Habitat Program 2013-2014 3
Landowner Habitat Program 2014-2015 3
Landowner Habitat Program 2015-2016 3
Landowner Habitat Program 2016-2017 3
Landowner Habitat Program 2017-2018 3
Landowner Habitat Program 2018-2019 3
Landowner Habitat Program 2019-2020 3