The CLRA authorized formation of an Alberta Chapter in 1982 to serve as the umbrella organization for Annual Reclamation Conferences with a Program Committee consisting of representatives of the Government and Industry.  Through this Conference and perhaps other functions the Alberta Chapter of the CLRA can fulfil! two important roles: 
1. To provide an opportunity for members of the Reclamation community to meet , exchange experiences or argue and otherwise improve communications among its industry, government and academic factions .
2. To provide a public forum for reclamation activities, capabilities, issues and challenges.