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Federal

The Elk Island National Park monitors the functions and health of grassland and forest ecosystems that are influenced by herbivory. This includes monitoring vegetation structure, intensity of browsing, primary productivity, soil/site stability, capture and beneficial release of water, functional diversity of plant species.

Last Updated: Aug. 7, 2018
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2017
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Rangeland health, percent cover, disturbance, encroachment, vegetation structure, erosion, herbivory, browsing, primary productivity
Federal

Avian point counts are conducted annually by collecting and transcribing acoustic recordings. Recording stations are located along 11 transects, and are visited on mornings between late May and early July. Songs and calls for all identifiable species are documented. Migratory songbirds are an excellent indicator of forest ecosystem health because they are sensitive to environmental change, are widespread, and are easily surveyed.

Last Updated: Apr. 6, 2018
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2017
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan, forest, avian, boreal, bird, acoustic, point count
Federal

This dataset identifies the location and area burned for fires within the current Prince Albert National Park boundary. All fires over 2 ha from 1930--2017 are included and fires under 2 ha are included opportunistically. Multiple sources are used to gather information about each fire. If area burned estimates differ across sources, the most accurate available source is generally used as the final estimate (in order of preference: LANDSAT, Aerial/Orthophotography, Time-Since-Fire Map, Operational Fire Map, Fire Report).

Last Updated: Mar. 25, 2020
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2017
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan, forest, grassland, boreal, area burned, fire, fire cycle, LANDSAT
Federal

This dataset identifies the location and area burned for fires within the current Prince Albert National Park boundary. All fires over 2 ha from 1930--2017 are included and fires under 2 ha are included opportunistically. Multiple sources are used to gather information about each fire. If area burned estimates differ across sources, the most accurate available source is generally used as the final estimate (in order of preference: LANDSAT, Aerial/Orthophotography, Time-Since-Fire Map, Operational Fire Map, Fire Report).

Last Updated: Mar. 23, 2020
Date Published: Dec. 3, 2019
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan, forest, grassland, boreal, area burned, fire, fire cycle, LANDSAT
Federal

Annual aerial surveys are conducted along transects in late February to monitor the size of the Sturgeon River Plains Bison population, one of the few wild populations remaining in North America. This species is a key grazer of grasslands and a unique part of regional biodiversity in and around the south-west corner of Prince Albert National Park. Plains bison are a threatened species under the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC).

Last Updated: Apr. 6, 2018
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2017
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan, grassland, Plains bison, aerial survey
Provincial

The Heritage Rangeland dataset is comprised of all the polygons that represent areas to preserve and protect natural features that are representative of Alberta's prairies and grazing is used to maintain the grassland ecology.

Last Updated: Dec. 22, 2020
Date Published: Mar. 18, 2010
Organization: Government of Alberta
Formats: HTML ESRI REST
Keywords:  Alberta Data, Government information
Federal

Effort, catch, and biometric fish data are produced using the Summer Profundal Index Netting (SPIN) methodologies developed by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. Monitoring is generally conducted generally on a five year cycle, with additional sampling as necessary. Data are from Kingsmere Lake, where the majority of the park’s recreational lake trout fishing occurs. This monitoring allows the park to collect data on the size, structure and physical condition of the lake trout population.

Last Updated: Apr. 6, 2018
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2017
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan, freshwater, Lake Trout, Summer Profundal Index Netting (SPIN), fisheries
Federal

Occupancy data for wildlife species are collected from seven snow track transects, where the presence or absence of tracks for each species is recorded every 100m. Tracks are allowed to accumulate for at least 48 hours after transects have been set by a fresh snowfall or a snowmobile pulling a drag. Transects are monitored by snowmobile three times each winter (dependant on snow conditions). Terrestrial mammals are important to boreal forest biodiversity, and monitoring changes in the relative abundance and distribution of these mammals can provide insights to changes in overall ecosystem integrity.

Last Updated: Mar. 25, 2020
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2017
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan, forest, grassland, boreal, Plains Bison, Woodland Caribou, Coyote, Deer
Federal

Counts of nesting pelicans and cormorants at the Lavallee Lake colony are conducted each spring via aerial photography, and mortality is counted each fall by walking transects through the colony. Pelicans and cormorants feed on small and large freshwater fish up to 100 km from the colony and are an indicator of the health of the aquatic/terrestrial interface in the ecosystem.

Last Updated: Mar. 25, 2020
Date Published: Mar. 23, 2020
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan, freshwater, American White Pelican, Double Crested Cormorant, breeding, mortality, disease
Federal

Water quality data is based around two of the largest lakes in Prince Albert National Park – Kingsmere and Waskesiu. Data is collected monthly from May through September each year, with additional water chemistry sampling in March. Water chemistry and Secchi disk depths are sampled by boat at three open water locations, and E.coli levels are tested from three high use beach locations. Discharge measurements are taken for Waskesiu Lake inflow (Kingsmere River, Mud Creek) and outflow (Waskesiu River).

Last Updated: Mar. 25, 2020
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2017
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan, freshwater, water quality, specific conductivity, ammonia, oxygen, Secchi disk, carbon
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