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Federal

The Grasslands National Park assesses the riparian health at 31 sample sites along the Frenchman River and Rock Creek watersheds. The overall measure is based on thirteen metrics that are scored subjectively in a semi-quantitative rapid assessment where percent cover is estimated.

Last Updated: Jan. 16, 2018
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2017
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  riparian health, streams, rivers, floodplain, invasive species, percent cover, freshwater, Saskatchewan
Provincial

The Riparian Area Assessment of the North Saskatchewan and Battle River Watersheds project focused on assessing riparian habitat along lake, creek, stream and river shorelines. The majority of the shorelines of interest were located within the NSR or Battle River watersheds. however, an additional shoreline was also assessed within municipalities that partially intersect, but are not completely contained within, either the NSR or Battle River watersheds. In addition to assessing new shorelines, an important component of this project was compiling data for shorelines that had been previously assessed in central Alberta using the same assessment methodology.

Last Updated: Sep. 27, 2022
Date Published: Mar. 14, 2022
Organization: Government of Alberta
Formats: XML PDF HTML other
Keywords:  -CANADA, ALBERTA, BATTLE-RIVER, BIOTA, ENVIRONMENT, LAND-COVER, NORTH-SASKATCHEWAN-RIVER, RIPARIAN-INTACTNESS, RIPARIAN-MANAGEMENT-AREA
Federal

The Grasslands National Park monitors daily the peak flow rates of the Frenchman River and Rock Creek every year from March to August; this measure reports on the integrity of a natural disturbance process by comparing the current distribution of peak flow rates to a historic baseline from the early 1900s.

Last Updated: Apr. 9, 2018
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2017
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  peak flow rate, disturbance, erosion, deposition, sediments, precipitation, historic baseline, riparian, Saskatchewan
Provincial

This dataset is produced for the Government of Alberta and is available to the general public. Please consult the Distribution Information of this metadata for the appropriate contact to acquire this dataset. Riparian areas consist of the lands adjacent to streams, rivers, wetlands and lakes that are strongly influenced by the presence of water. They are often distinct from the surrounding landscape as the vegetation growth is very lush.

Last Updated: Sep. 27, 2022
Date Published: Nov. 30, 2011
Organization: Government of Alberta
Formats: XML HTML other
Keywords:  ALBERTA, AQUATIC, BIOTA, DRAINAGE, ECOLOGY, FLOOD, HABITAT, INLANDWATERS, LAIPR
Provincial

This dataset is produced for the Government of Alberta and is available to the general public. Please consult the Distribution Information of this metadata for the appropriate contact to acquire this dataset. Riparian areas consist of the lands adjacent to streams, rivers, wetlands and lakes that are strongly influenced by the presence of water. They are often distinct from the surrounding landscape as the vegetation growth is very lush.

Last Updated: Sep. 27, 2022
Date Published: Oct. 31, 2011
Organization: Government of Alberta
Formats: XML HTML other
Keywords:  ALBERTA, AQUATIC, BIOTA, DRAINAGE, ECOLOGY, FLOOD, HABITAT, INLANDWATERS, LAIPR
Federal

Elk Island National Park monitors primary productivity to determine the health of grassland vegetation throughout the park. This measure relies on remotely-sensed multispectral satellite imagery, specifically, the Landsat Shortwave Infrared (SWIR2) and Near Infrared (NIR) bands. Analysis is performed roughly every five years, using images from mid-July. Grassland and Forest primary productivity is in the same database.

Last Updated: Jun. 6, 2018
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2017
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Grassland, primary productivity, percent change, remote sensing, multispectral satellite imagery, landsat, capstone project, vegetative growth, Alberta
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

Shallow groundwater and the interaction of these waters with surface water in the mineable area of the Athabasca oil sands region are being examined to assess the role and importance of groundwater in the regional river ecosystems. Groundwater quality chemistry data is available from 182 shallow groundwater samples collected below the Athabasca, Ells, Muskeg and Steepbank rivers and 2 monitoring wells near an existing tailings impoundment. Additionally 5 surface water samples were also collected for comparative purposes. All samples were collected between 2009 and 2011 and include analyses for up to 60 parameters, including electrical conductivity, pH, temperature, and dissolved oxygen concentration, major ions, trace metals, total concentrations of naphthenic acids, fluorescence intensity using synchronous fluorescence spectroscopy (SFS) and others.

Last Updated: Feb. 21, 2022
Date Published: Mar. 28, 2014
Organization: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Formats: CSV HTML KMZ
Keywords:  water quality, oil sands, Athabasca River, trace metals, major ions, nutrients, stable isotopes, organics, physical and chemical
Federal

The Grasslands National Park samples Sage Grouse habitat in a series of randomly located plots in upland grassland and valley grassland ecotypes within an 8 kilometer radius of an active lek. At each plot, a 100 m transect is established, with 24 evenly spaced quadrats.

Last Updated: Apr. 9, 2018
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2017
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  greater sage-grouse, habitat assessment, transects, quadrats, mesic sites, sagebrush, percent cover, nesting habitat, brood-rearing habitat
Provincial
__The link: *Access to the data directory* is available in the section*Dataset Description Sheets; Additional Information*__. In 2020, the Forest Inventory Department of the Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks (MFFP) began producing vector layers of riparian ecotones. This type of layer is produced using a series of geomatic tools that use the canopy height model (MHC) and the topographic humidity index (TWI) produced from aerial LiDAR, as well as data from the ecoforestry map of southern Quebec. The development of the tools and their configuration were carried out in collaboration with the forest hydrology laboratory at Laval University. The layer thus produced aims to delineate riparian ecotones, which are defined as [_ “a transition zone between the aquatic environment and the forest, characterized by muscinal, herbaceous or shrub vegetation in wetlands and sometimes including a few scattered trees” _] (https://mffp.gouv.qc.ca/RADF/guide/chapitre-i/article-1/). The layer produced defines the zone where a significant change in tree heights is observed on the MHC LiDAR. However, in the case where deforestation, an agricultural field or a natural disturbance are adjacent to a body of water, no change in tree heights is observed. In these cases, the tool instead uses the Topographic Humidity Index (TWI) potential water accumulation data, along with data from the ecoforest map, to delineate shoreline ecotones. On the other hand, the tool does not allow all of these exceptional cases to be filtered and there are thus some “false shoreline ecotones” in the layer. For example, deforested land along a body of water may sometimes be included in the ecotone layer. Before using these data, it is therefore recommended to plan validation work through photointerpretation or by means of field visits. It should also be noted that ecotones data are primarily used to support forest mandates such as the delineation of buffer zones along waterways. Therefore, these are not the contours of wetlands within the meaning of the Act concerning the conservation of wetlands and bodies of water.**This third party metadata element was translated using an automated translation tool (Amazon Translate).**
Last Updated: Sep. 28, 2022
Date Published: Nov. 18, 2021
Organization: Government and Municipalities of Québec
Formats: SHP FGDB/GDB GPKG HTML PDF CSV
Keywords:  Mapping, DIF, Forests, Hydrography, Hydrology, Aquatic environment, Wetlands, Relief, Land
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