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December 1, 2015

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In 2008, a collaborative project was initiated between Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and Alberta Environment and Parks to augment the remaining Canadian population of Greater sage-grouse in southeastern Alberta. Over a two year period (2011-2012) 41 sage-grouse were captured in Montana and...


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December 1, 2013

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In Alberta, the loggerhead shrike is considered to be a Species of Special Concern. Since 1987, a prairie-wide roadside survey has been conducted every five years to monitor populations. This report summarizes results of the 2013 survey conducted in Alberta, and compares results with surveys...


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July 1, 2013

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A greater sage-grouse avian predator monitoring survey was needed to provide information on distribution, habitat associations, and baseline populations prior to initiation of a sage-grouse predator management program. The survey is designed for repeating in subsequent years once predator...


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March 1, 2013

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Greater sage-grouse populations in Canada have declined by at least 80 per cent from historical levels. Threats to the Alberta population of sage-grouse include agricultural activities, development in the energy sector, road and power line development, increasing predator populations and disease....


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February 1, 2013

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The willow flycatcher inhabits shrub habitats in in many parts of North America, including the foothills of the Rocky Mountains of Alberta. In 2002, the Alberta Endangered Species Conservation Committee declared that there was insufficient information on the species to determine an official risk...


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March 1, 2011

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The ferruginous hawk, an endangered species in Alberta, breeds exclusively in the grasslands of North America. Availability of nesting sites has been identified as a key limiting factor of this species. Artificial nests poles (ANPs) were identified as a possible recovery action by the Alberta...


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November 1, 2010

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This project was initiated in 2001 to monitor population trends and distribution of western grebes in Alberta. The project began in the Stony Plain study area, and then expanded to other areas of the province where the species occurs. Surveys of known colonies and a search for other breeding...


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March 1, 2010

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The piping plover is an endangered species in Alberta. In 2001, the Alberta Piping Plover Recovery Team was formed, and an inaugural recovery plan (2002-2004) was launched. An updated plan, with similar goals, strategies and activities was drafted in 2005. These recovery plans describe a variety...


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March 1, 2010

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Declining populations of burrowing owls have led to the species being classified as Endangered in Alberta and nationally. Population recovery is believed to be possible, with protection and management of breeding habitat being an important component in achieving this. Spatial identification of...


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February 1, 2010

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Trumpeter swans found in Alberta form approximately 30 per cent of the Rocky Mountain population and have experienced substantial population growth and range expansion over the last 15 years. The species is currently classified as Threatened in Alberta. The survey was conducted from Slave Lake on...