Here is an excerpt from the introduction:
The purpose of this Guide is to give users familiarity with the various laws and policies that may affect the condition or existence of Alberta’s wetlands. The Guide focuses on the information needs of “wetland managers”, meaning persons or agencies with an interest in the continuing existence of wetlands and in protecting them. Wetland managers could be any of a number of entities. They could be owners of properties that contain wetlands or staff of government agencies that have regulatory power over them. Wetland managers could be conservation organizations with an interest in wetlands or holders of conservation interests. Wetland managers could be simply citizens concerned about wetlands. The key to the concept of “wetland manager” does not rest so much with what category a person or organization falls under, but rather with what are his, her or its interests and objectives in relation to wetlands.