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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

Long-term population data on birds can provide information on population trends, particularly for species of concern, but it can also provide information on ecosystem structure and function. Monitoring grassland birds is an effective method for assessing the condition of grassland ecosystems, which are amongst the most dynamic ecosystems in Canada. Grassland ecosystems include ecoregions such as bunchgrass, tall-grass prairies and shrubland, but also open forests such as open ponderosa pine and interior Douglas-fir forests. Grassland ecosystems are maintained by fire and grazing, and are threatened by tree encroachment, intensive agriculture, invasive species, use of pesticides, climate change and overgrazing and trampling by cattle.

Last Updated: Sep. 25, 2020
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2017
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  grassland birds, acoustic monitoring, portable recorders, bird guilds, Montane Cordillera, Alberta
Federal

Birds are the most diverse of land vertebrates and are an important indicator of ecosystem health. Large protected areas, such as Waterton Lakes National Park, provide important habitat for a wide range of bird species. Data collected can provide a number of ecological indices; for example, used to assess the effects of land use and climate change. Yearly data are collected at these sites using audio recorders to determine indices of bird diversity and occupancy trends to inform management.

Last Updated: Apr. 12, 2018
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2017
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Forest birds, acoustic monitoring, portable recorders, bird guilds, Montane Cordillera, Alberta
Federal

Nine acoustic bird song meters are deployed to monitor boreal bird species in mixed wood forests during the peak breeding season (24 May to 10 July). The song meters record morning (from 30 minutes before sunrise, for four hours) and evening (from 30 minutes before sunset, for one and a half hours). During each sample period (i.e. morning and evening) each song meter records every 30 minutes, for 10 minutes.

Last Updated: Apr. 15, 2022
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2017
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Forest birds, Pukaskwa, Species at Risk, song meters, boreal, breeding birds, acoustic
Federal

Forest birds in Elk Island National Park are surveyed annually along 24 established routes, with 4 stations along each route. The stations are spaced 400-600 meters apart. Sampling occurs between late May and early July. Forest bird surveys have occurred in the Park since 1985, but current methods, using audio recording devices, have been used only since 2009.

Last Updated: May 25, 2018
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2017
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Avian diversity and abundance, migratory songbirds, breeding bird, audio recording devices, foraging guilds, Alberta
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
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
Federal

Rangeland health takes multiple ecosystem components into account and reflects overall ecosystem function. Forest and grassland sites are scored on criteria such as plant community composition, plant community structure, moisture retention, soil erosion and bare ground, weed cover and distribution, and browse species and utilization. Site visits are conducted annually during peak growing season. Protocols are based on those developed by Alberta Environment and Parks, but have been modified for park management applications.

Last Updated: Apr. 6, 2018
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2017
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan, grassland, forest, Plains rough fescue, grazing, fire, range management, invasive species
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
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