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The Canada-Alberta Soil Conservation Initiative (CASCI) was a $34.2 million initiative of the governments of Alberta and Canada. CASCI was part of a long-term strategy developed by the governments to conserve soil resources in Alberta. Its goal was "to encourage practices which conserve Alberta's soil resource and sustain its long-term productivity, within practical economic limits and according to the soils capability". 

In order to achieve its goal CASCI supported a broad range of programs and projects from 1989 to 1992. Agricultural service boards, producer and non-producer groups and other agencies such as Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration (PFRA);  Alberta Agriculture; Ducks Unlimited; and various researchers undertook a number of programs and projects to increase soil conservation. These included education, technology transfer, planning, land use change, research and monitoring.

Department of the Environment. State of the Environment Report, Terrestrial Ecosystems. Edmonton: n.p., 2001. With permission from Alberta Environment.




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