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