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Tags: aquatic habitats

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Last Modified

December 3, 2018

Description

The Alberta Wetland Mitigation Directive provides information to help make avoid and minimize decisions prior to making replace decisions. The Directive specifies documentation needed to demonstrate an applicant’s efforts to avoid wetlands and minimize impacts in support of their application....


Views: 127
Last Modified

May 23, 2017

Description

This wildlife status report looks at the Arctic grayling, a cold-water species of fish found in boreal and foothills streams in the Athabasca, Peace and Hay river drainages. The Arctic grayling is currently considered a Species of Special Concern in Alberta. This report is part of the Alberta...


Views: 1135
Last Modified

June 1, 2015

Description

Directly measuring the natural functions of wetlands is expensive and may require years of data. A need has existed for a tool that can be applied rapidly by one person during a single visit to a wetland, which standardizes the data collected and the way it is interpreted, to indirectly yield...


Views: 1552
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June 1, 2015

Description

Explains how to identify wetlands and delineate their ecological boundaries. The purpose of this directive is to improve accuracy and consistency of wetland boundaries, areas and assessment by providing standardized identification and delineation methods.


Views: 1058
Last Modified

June 1, 2015

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Incorporates and merges information from existing wetland classification systems to provide a holistic classification system for Alberta. The guide is tailored specifically for wetlands in Alberta, providing suites of key indicators that in conjunction will help to classify different wetlands,...


Views: 47
Last Modified

May 13, 2015

Description

Riparian areas on public land are the vegetation zones next to flowing and standing water bodies. Although they make up only about two per cent of the land in Alberta, they are often far more productive than the adjoining upland. Because of this, they are used extensively by wildlife,...


Views: 32
Last Modified

May 13, 2015

Description

This wildlife status report looks at the pygmy whitefish, a small, slim whitefish in Alberta that has been collected in specific habitats from only two locations in the province: Upper Waterton Lake and a restricted portion of the upper Athabasca River. Recent surveys indicate that it appears to...


Views: 219
Last Modified

September 1, 2014

Description

The Athabasca rainbow trout, a small salmonid native to small streams and rivers of the upper Athabasca watershed, is listed as Threatened in Alberta. The goal of this recovery plan is to increase the number of Athabasca rainbow trout populations in low risk categories by a minimum of 10 per cent...


Views: 83
Last Modified

July 1, 2014

Description

This wildlife status report looks at brassy minnow, which is found in is three disjunct subpopulations in Alberta: The Milk River drainage in southeastern Alberta; Musreau Lake in the Peace River basin in northwestern Alberta; and in the Athabasca River near Ft. McMurray in northeastern Alberta....


Views: 74
Last Modified

January 1, 2014

Description

The stonecat, a small, bottom-dwelling fish that only occurs in one river system in Alberta, is listed as Threatened in Alberta. The goal of this recovery plan is to protect and maintain self-sustaining populations of the stonecat within its current range in the Milk River. The plan provides...