National Parks

Parks Canada’s Mandate

On behalf of the people of Canada, we protect and present nationally significant examples of Canada’s natural and cultural heritage and foster public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment in ways that ensure their ecological and commemorative integrity for present and future generations.

Alberta Sustainable Resource Development

SRD’s Vision

Alberta’s lands, forests, fish and wildlife benefit present and future Albertans.

SRD’s Mission

Alberta Sustainable Resource Development (SRD) encourages balanced and responsible use of Alberta’s natural resources through the application of leading practices in management, science, and stewardship.

Alberta Sustainable Resource Development (SRD) is a ministry of the Government of Alberta and consists of:

  • The Department of Alberta Sustainable Resource Development
  • The Environmental Protection and Enhancement Fund
  • The Land Compensation Board
  • The Land Use Secretariat
  • The Natural Resources Conservation Board
  • The Surface Rights Board

The Environmental Protection and Enhancement Fund

This fund is used for environmental emergencies and environmental protection, such as firefighting expenses, forest health initiatives, and intercept feeding and fencing programs. Funding is primarily through timber royalties and fees.

Land Use Secretariat

The Land Use Secretariat provides leadership, support, and expertise to government ministries to implement Alberta’s Land-use Framework. It also helps the seven regional advisory councils established under the framework to provide advice to government on the development of regional plans.

Alberta Culture and Tourism

Tourism, Parks and Recreation supports the development and marketing of the province as a world-class tourism destination; manages a network of provincial parks and protected areas to preserve important ecological areas and provide opportunities to enjoy and learn about Alberta’s natural heritage; and promotes active, healthy lifestyles and athletic excellence by supporting sport, recreation and training facilities.

The ministry includes the department and the following entities: