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Glacier National Park provides important habitat for a wide range of bird species. As the most diverse land vertebrates, birds are an important indicator of ecosystem health. Yearly data are collected at these sites using audio recorders to determine trends in diurnal avian species abundance by species. Data can provide a number of ecological indices such as the effects of land use and climate change.

Last Updated: Feb 22, 2024
Date Published: Apr 3, 2018
Publisher: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords: terrestrial birds species abundance diversity forest

This is a multi-park measure, which includes an inventory and assessment of 1,754 culvert and 51 bridge locations along the major highways and roads in Banff, Kootenay, Yoho, Waterton Lakes, Mount Revelstoke, and Glacier national parks. In Glacier National Park the capacity for fish passage above and below each crossing was evaluated for 107 road-stream crossings in 2007, of which 32 were considered likely to support fish passage. In 2017, an additional culvert was added to the inventory, bringing the total road-stream crossing count to 33. Aspects of a stream crossing that may pose a barrier to aquatic connectivity include …

Last Updated: Feb 22, 2024
Date Published: Mar 20, 2018
Publisher: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords: fish passage culvert highway aquatic connectivity freshwater British Columbia

In an effort to assess the current state of wildland fire as an ecological process, the Area Burned Condition Class (ABCC) measure is designed to reflect modern-day deviations from historical wildland fire cycles (i.e., frequency). The ABCC was developed as a medium to long term ecological integrity monitoring measure that is fully integrated with the national program of ecological Integrity (EI) indicators, and measures. Calculations of area burned condition class are according to the methods outlined in the Park Canada Agency’s Fire Monitoring Guide.

Last Updated: Feb 22, 2024
Date Published: Jan 16, 2018
Publisher: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords: wildland fire ecological process forest

In an effort to assess the current state of wildland fire as an ecological process, the Area Burned Condition Class (ABCC) measure is designed to reflect modern-day deviations from historical wildland fire cycles (i.e., frequency). The ABCC was developed as a medium to long term ecological integrity monitoring measure that is fully integrated with the national program of ecological Integrity (EI) indicators, and measures. Calculations of area burned condition class are according to the methods outlined in the Park Canada Agency’s Fire Monitoring Guide.

Last Updated: Feb 22, 2024
Date Published: Feb 15, 2018
Publisher: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords: wildland fire ecological process forest

Mount Revelstoke National Park provides important habitat for a wide range of bird species. As the most diverse land vertebrates, birds are an important indicator of ecosystem health. Yearly data are collected at these sites using audio recorders to determine trends in diurnal avian species abundance by species. Data can provide a number of ecological indices such as the effects of land use and climate change.

Last Updated: Feb 22, 2024
Date Published: Apr 3, 2018
Publisher: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords: terrestrial birds species abundance diversity forest

Whitebark pine is considered a “keystone species” in the mountain national parks, as it plays several important ecological roles where it exists in subalpine environments. Its survival has been threatened by the combined effects of fire suppression, climate change, mountain pine beetle outbreaks and a disease known as white pine blister rust. The 100-tree stand assessment protocol is a standard means of assessing blister rust infection rates in stands. This information is important because healthy trees in highly infected stands potentially have a higher likelihood of resistance. In these stands cones are collected from healthy, putatively blister rust-resistant trees. The …

Last Updated: Feb 22, 2024
Date Published: Apr 3, 2018
Publisher: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords: white pine keystone species British Columbia

Whitebark pine is considered a “keystone species” mountain national parks, as it plays several important ecological roles where it exists in subalpine environments. Its survival has been threatened by the combined effects of fire suppression, climate change, mountain pine beetle outbreaks and a disease known as white pine blister rust. In 2014, 495 whitebark pine seedlings were planted in and adjacent to old burn sites in Glacier National Park. The main goals of the monitoring program are to assess health, survivorship, and to note any sign of blister rust infection. In 2016, seedlings were planted at Mount Revelstoke as part …

Last Updated: Feb 22, 2024
Date Published: Apr 3, 2018
Publisher: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords: white pine keystone species British Columbia

The following standard is used to evaluate Parks Canada Agency’s goal to manage wildland fire and conduct prescribed fire activities to restore and maintain the ecological integrity of park lands. A 20% natural fire cycle is the set percentage that allows fire to play a role as a natural disturbance in ecosystems while being realistic and achievable considering physical and financial constraints, the variability in wildland fire regimes in MRGNP and the need to balance public safety. The 20% long term average was obtained by analysing the variation in area burned in national parks of different sizes, fire regimes and …

Last Updated: Feb 22, 2024
Date Published: Feb 15, 2018
Publisher: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords: prescribed fire ecological process forest British Columbia

The following standard is used to evaluate Parks Canada Agency’s goal to manage wildland fire and conduct prescribed fire activities to restore and maintain the ecological integrity of park lands. A 20% natural fire cycle is the set percentage that allows fire to play a role as a natural disturbance in ecosystems while being realistic and achievable considering physical and financial constraints, the variability in wildland fire regimes in MRGNP and the need to balance public safety. The 20% long term average was obtained by analysing the variation in area burned in national parks of different sizes, fire regimes and …

Last Updated: Feb 22, 2024
Date Published: Aug 23, 2021
Publisher: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords: prescribed fire ecological process forest British Columbia

This measure tracks changes in presence and absence of three amphibian species at 43 potential breeding sites. Each site is visited twice (where possible), to estimate and account for detection probability the Western Toad (Bufo boreas), Columbia Spotted Frog (Rana luteiventris), and Long-toed salamander (Ambystoma macrodactylum). Mount Revelstoke National Park will monitor these amphibian species using this protocol once every 3 years.

Last Updated: Feb 22, 2024
Date Published: Mar 20, 2018
Publisher: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV XLSX
Keywords: amphibians breeding sites wetlands Western toad Bufo boreas Columbia spotted frog Rana luteiventris long-toed salamander Ambystoma macrodactylum British Columbia