In 2011, the county, recognizing the need to document its highly valued historic resources, set forth to establish a Heritage Management Program, the first step of which is a Heritage Survey.
The survey captured the location, physical appearance and history of the resources and provides an inclusive database of information that identifies the historical buildings, cultural landscapes, archaeological sites and structures in a community. The Heritage Survey serves as an important resource for Yellowhead County as a key reference for the major historic sites in the county, and for providing the county with information on the history and value of local buildings for local historical and genealogical research.
See Historic Building & Sites for more information on how the list of sites and still existing structures became part of the Places of Interest List (POIL), which was the initial list gathered to form the Heritage Inventory.
We have created a Municipal Heritage Management Plan to help establish guidelines and policies for a property once it is designated as a Municipal Historic Resources. The Municipal Designation is on a voluntary basis only. We also continue to add to our survey list, POIL and heritage inventory.
A copy of these reports are available upon request.