Clearwater Peat Harvesting Project

Premier Tech Horticulture Ltd. is proposing the construction, operation, decommissioning and abandonment of the Clearwater Peat Harvesting Project, located approximately 10 kilometres northwest of Caroline, Alberta. As proposed, the project would include clearing and drainage of peatland for horticulture purposes and will consist of harvest sections, an access road, harvest roads, sedimentation ponds and drainage ditches. The project would harvest approximately 135 hectares of peat from a project footprint of approximately 156 hectares over 35 years.

Latest update

March 30, 2023 — The Minister of Environment and Climate Change has determined that the Clearwater Peat Harvesting Project proposed by Premier Tech Horticulture Ltd. does not warrant designation under the Impact Assessment Act. The reasons for the Minister’s determination are provided in the Minister’s response.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
5 Minister's Response - March 30, 2023
4 Notice of Time Limit Resumption - January 20, 2023
3 Notice of Time Limit Suspension with Reasons - December 20, 2022
1 Request for designation of project PDF (1.9 MB) November 18, 2022


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  • Location

    • Caroline (Alberta)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Mines and Minerals
  • Assessment Status

  • Proponent

    Premier Tech Horticulture Ltd.
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Assessment not applicable
  • Reference Number


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