Beneficial Management Practices: Environmental Manual for Alberta Farmsteads

 
 
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 Disclaimer
This manual was prepared for Alberta’s rural community to create a greater understanding of environmental risks associated with farmsteads and to assist individuals in implementing beneficial management practices to reduce those risks. It was written using the best available information from industry, government and interested stakeholders.

While the authors have made every effort to ensure the manual is accurate and complete, it should not be considered the final word on areas of law and practices covered. Individuals should seek the advice of appropriate professionals and experts as each situation may differ from those set out in the manual.

The guidelines are intended to provide management options for farmstead and acreage owners of various sizes and types. Individuals should not extract portions of this publication, nor draw inference, without considering all aspects of the farmstead and operation. Any level of government should not adopt these guidelines literally into legislation in whole or in part.

All information (including descriptions of or references to products, persons, websites, services and publications) is provided entirely “as is,” and the authors make no representations, warranties or conditions, either expressed or implied, in connection with the use of or reliance on this information. This information is provided to the recipient entirely at the risk of the recipient, and because the recipient assumes full responsibility, the publishers shall not be liable for any claims, damages or losses of any kind based on any theory of liability arising out of the use of or reliance on this information (including omissions, inaccuracies, typographical errors and infringement of third party rights).

For More Information
If you have comments or questions about this manual or would like more information, you can e-mail duke@gov.ab.ca or call the Ag-Info Centre at 310-FARM (310-3276) between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm MT (Monday to Friday). If calling out-of-province, call 1-403-742-7901.

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Acknowledgements

Developed by:
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration (AAFC-PFRA)
Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (AAFRD)

Steering Committee:
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration
Fiona Briody
Dennis Lastuka

Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development
Alesha Hill
Dale Chrapko
Deanne Johnson
Trevor Wallace
Karen Yakimishyn

The committee gratefully acknowledges the various editorial and technical reviewers from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, Alberta Environment and Alberta Municipal Affairs - Safety Services.

Cover photo credit:
Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development

Additional chapter photo credits:
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration – 1, 2, 3, 5, 7
Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development – 4, 6, 10, 11, 12
Alberta Environment – 8
Alberta Municipal Affairs - Safety Services – 9

Publication funded by:
Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development
Alberta Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture Program (AESA)

Editing:
Tracey Feist - Ground Words Communications

Design:
Geoff Kramer - Perpetual Notion Inc.

Source: Agdex 090-1. November 2006.
 
 
 
 

Other Documents in the Series

 
  Beneficial Management Practices: Environmental Manual for Alberta Farmsteads - Current Document
Beneficial Management Practices: Environmental Manual for Alberta Farmsteads - Chapter 1 Introduction
Beneficial Management Practices: Environmental Manual for Alberta Farmsteads - Environmental Considerations
Beneficial Management Practices: Environmental Manual for Alberta Farmsteads - Chapter 3 Farmstead Water Sources
Beneficial Management Practices: Environmental Manual for Alberta Farmsteads - Chapter 4 Pesticide Storage, Handling and Application
Beneficial Management Practices: Environmental Manual for Alberta Farmsteads - Chapter 5 Fertilizer Storage, Handling and Application
Beneficial Management Practices: Environmental Manual for Alberta Farmsteads - Chapter 6 Fuel Storage and Handling
Beneficial Management Practices: Environmental Manual for Alberta Farmsteads - Chapter 7 Surface Water
Beneficial Management Practices: Environmental Manual for Alberta Farmsteads - Chapter 8 Farmstead Waste Management
Beneficial Management Practices: Environmental Manual for Alberta Farmsteads - Chapter 9 Household Wastewater Management
Beneficial Management Practices: Environmental Manual for Alberta Farmsteads - Chapter 10 Energy Efficiency
Beneficial Management Practices: Environmental Manual for Alberta Farmsteads - Nuisance
Beneficial Management Practices: Environmental Manual for Alberta Farmsteads - Chapter 12 Legislation
Beneficial Management Practices: Environmental Manual for Alberta Farmsteads - Appendix
Beneficial Management Practices: Environmental Manual for Alberta Farmsteads - Glossary of Terms
 
 
 
 
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