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In its 2010 Municipal Development Plan (The Way We Grow), the City of Edmonton identified one of nine strategic goals as “Edmonton protects, preserves, and enhances its natural environment by maintaining…a functioning ecological network within the Capital Region.”
To identify areas important for maintaining and developing this ecological network, the City of Edmonton undertook the Environmental Sensitivities Project. This project and its resulting classification schema was designed to help inform the City to manage sites relative to their suitability for some level of conservation or restoration, or alternatively, intensive use where appropriate.

Project Goals

  1. To advance the City of Edmonton’s goal to protect, preserve and enhance its ecological network, as outlined in The Way We Grow (2010);
  2. To identify areas with significant ecological value (assets), potential threats to those assets, and physical and cultural constraints to development;
  3. To summarize these factors into an environmental sensitivity score and classification system, which will help stakeholders consider the sustainability of biophysical assets within the City in future planning and land development decisions.

This project and its resulting classification schema was designed to help the City manage sites relative to their suitability for some level of conservation or restoration, or alternatively, intensive use where appropriate. More information on the project and recommended best management practices in each of the sensitivity classes can be found in the Project's Methodology Report.
Please feel free to contact us for more information or to receive a copy of the project’s methodology.

References

City of Edmonton, 2016. Environmental Sensitivity Project, Model data. Prepared for: The City of Edmonton, Alberta. Prepared by: Solstice Canada. Edmonton Alberta.
City of Edmonton, 2016. Environmental Sensitivity Project, Final Report. Prepared for: The City of Edmonton. Prepared by: Solstice Canada. Edmonton Alberta.

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