Most activities that have an impact on any class of wetland in Alberta require either a Water Act Approval, License or a Notification under a Water Act Code of Practice.
 
The exception to this is activities regulated by a Water Act Code of Practice within a wetland lacking a defined bed and bank, as captured in the definition of a "water body" in each Code of Practice. Although a Code of Practice Notification is not required at this time for those activities within a wetland lacking a bed and bank, the department recommends employing Code of Practice standards or Best Management Practices when conducting these activities.
 
For any activity potentially impacting a wetland that requires a Public Lands Act disposition, see the Application Submission Stage section on the website.
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