Changing social values, conflicting land uses, ever-increasing demand for access to public land and
resources, climate change, increasing recreational use of forests and a host of other external
demands have increased the complexity of land use in Alberta.
Integrated Land Management (ILM) has shown potential over the past couple of decades to reduce
conflicts; however, many projects have found it difficult to advance ideas beyond analysis to on-
This project evaluated several cases of the latest efforts in resource and land policy integration,
combined with a literature review, and interviews with 32 subject matter experts (SME’s) from
Indigenous communities, academia, forest and energy sectors, government, Alberta Energy
Regulator, and environmental organizations to develop specific recommendations for Alberta to
overcome conflicting barriers to ILM implementation.