Reporting


Phase 3 - Beneficial Management Practices

The final report for the SFS Phase 3 was released with copies available in April 2015. It is titled A Future Worth Protecting. It examined the future trajectory of existing land uses and found that, despite the implementation of Beneficial Management Practices, the key environmental indicators show a long-term continued loss of environmental health and ecological integrity.

The report recommends the adoption and support of tools and thresholds already enabled in the Alberta Land Stewardship Act, plus the implementation of a Dominant Land Use (DLU) protocol. You can download a copy of the report below.


SFS - Original Study

The report for the Southern Foothills Study, Phases 1 and 2, is available as a booklet titled The Changing Landscape of the Southern Alberta Foothills. It includes a summary of the results from the 'Business as Usual' scenario as generated from ALCES by Dr. Stelfox, plus a summary of the public survey outcomes from both the paper survey and the random-sample telephone survey. There is no cost for the booklet.

The full results of the public surveys are available as a pdf download.

See below for downloads and other information.







A Future Worth Protecting

This booklet includes a discussion of the major activities that are driving landscape change and the projected affect of these activities on environmental health and ecological integrity, including the production of Ecological Services.

There are two pdf versions available for download, a high-resolution version suitable for printing and a low-resolution version for onscreen reading.


Note that for onscreen viewing it is recommended that in Adobe Acrobat Reader you menu select
'View: Page Display: Two Page View'
to properly read the report.


High Resolution report version (18 Mb)
Low Resolution report version (2 Mb)

An HTML version of the executive summary (pop-up window) may be viewed here

The Changing Landscape of the Southern Alberta Foothills

This booklet includes a summary of results from the Southern Foothills Study (Business as Usual) scenario, plus a summary outcome from both the paper and random-sample telephone survey.
[pdf - 6.56 Mb]

An HTML version of the executive summary (pop-up window) may be viewed here

Written Survey Analysis
Download

A two-page paper survey was handed out during the seven public meetings. This download includes the full analysis of the results as done by The Praxis Group.
[pdf - 178 Kb]

Telephone Survey Analysis
Download

A random-sample telephone survey was conducted by the Praxis Group to compare with the results of the paper survey. This download includes the full analysis of the results as done by The Praxis Group.
[pdf - 134 Kb]

Peggy Holroyd Masters Thesis
Download

Peggy Holroyd has successfully completed and defended her thesis at the UofC Faculty of Environmental Design: “Towards Acceptable Change: A Thresholds Approach to Manage Cumulative Effects in the Southern Foothills of Alberta."
[pdf - 1.3 Mb]

The DVD of Dr. Brad Stelfox doing the full public presentation can be seen on this one-hour video. You can play it on any DVD player. [ Sorry - out of print at this time but there is a copy at the Calgary Public Library ]

The Powerpoint slides shown at the public meetings are available on a CD. You will need Powerpoint to view this. [ Sorry - out of print at this time but there is a copy at the Calgary Public Library ]