Land Stewardship Centre acknowledges and appreciates the many individuals and organizations who helped bring this project to life. Their contributions, support and guidance have been indispensable to the creation of the new Green Communities Guide: Advancing Nature-Based Solutions.

  • Lead Author: Milena McWatt
  • Editor: Kristina Dembinski
  • Web Design: Box Clever

We thank those individuals who contributed their expertise and knowledge to content creation and case study development, including:

  • Kristina Dembinski
  • Brian Ilnicki
  • Lauren Van Dyke
  • Kristen Andersen
  • Michaela Davis
  • Rebecca Ellis
  • Michael Knight
  • Keziah Lesko-Gosselin
  • Marilou Montemayor
  • Tristan Surtees
  • Jocelyn Thrasher-Haug
  • Leta Van Duin

We also appreciate the time and support provided by staff of numerous municipalities throughout Alberta who contributed guidance and direction to the development of this new Green Communities Guide and its focus on the nature-based solutions concept.

Last, but not least, we acknowledge the efforts of the many individuals and organizations who contributed to the original Green Communities Guide when it was published in 2009 and established the foundation for what we've been able to accomplish here.


This project would not have been possible without the generous support of:


The information provided in this publication is written from a Canadian prairie perspective, with a specific focus on the legislation of and available resources within the Province of Alberta as of July 2021. For more information on local conditions and legislation in other jurisdictions, contact the appropriate agencies in your area. The intent of this document is to provide explanatory and interpretive information only. This material is not a replacement for regulatory documents and is not to be used or referenced as such. Land Stewardship Centre accepts no responsibility or liability for any loss or damage that any person may sustain as a result of the information in, or anything done or omitted in reliance on, this document. 


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