Government to transfer land to municipalities for local use

Government of Alberta - February 3

After managing various tracts of land throughout the province since the 1930s and 1940s, the Alberta government will transfer more than 84,000 acres to municipalities in a continued effort to support local decision-making. The lands being transferred were once private lands that have been under provincial management because of tax forfeiture.

The Alberta government will retain environmentally significant land near rivers, water bodies and coulees while municipalities will receive land for local use. More than 35,000 acres, worth about $17 million, will be retained because of their importance for soil and watershed protection and for the maintenance of biodiversity. The majority of these tax recovery lands are located in southern here to read more.