2012 State of the Environment Report for Lacombe County
A State of the Environment Report is an important tool for Lacombe County. It provides a snapshot of the current condition of the environment and the pressures that impact it. This document examines the state of the environment in Lacombe County through a scientific and socio-economic planning structure. The scientific approach focuses on analysing available data to identify and assess changes in the environment over time. The planning approach uses social norms to compare and rank alternative choices, to balance environmental, economic and social objectives, and to initiate management options.
The report outlines community perception, scientific data, current environmental legislation and environmental extension programs. It is a compilation of information gathered from various sources and provides us with a baseline. It does not include management recommendations or future planning considerations. This document is a snapshot in time; it represents only the data that is available at the time of writing.