Open Data

Air Quality Risk

Description

The data, created in ArcGIS, represents an assessment of air quality risk for the agricultural area of Alberta in 2005. Agricultural activities that may have some influence on air quality manure production (odour) and cultivation intensity (particulate matter). The airsheds of the agricultural region of Alberta are considered to be uniform in their physical susceptibility to risk from agricultural activities. Air quality risk is a useful measure for those concerned about health, safety and nuisance issues related the quality of air in agricultural areas. Awareness of where agricultural activities related to livestock production and intensive cultivation are located, may be useful for people with health or nuisance related concerns. Blowing soil can cause respiratory problems and can reduce visibility on roads and highways. Dust from farm traffic can be a concern during peak agricultural activity, such as harvesting or manure hauling. Frequent strong odours can be unpleasant nuisance for neighbours. In areas of greater air quality risk, environmental farm planning can help to address the issues and provide solutions. Practices including pen/barn maintenance, method of manure application, manure storage, composting, adjusting, feed rations and reducing or eliminating tillage can be looked at in an environmental farm plan.

Tags
AGRICULTURE AIR POLLUTION ALBERTA BENEFICIAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICE BLOWING SOIL DOWNLOADABLE DATA DUST ENVIRONMENTAL FARM PLANNING ENVIRONMENTAL SCAN

Title and Dataset Information

Alternative Title

Air Quality Risk

Date Modified

2017-12-04

Update Frequency

Other

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Agriculture and Forestry

Subject Information

Resource Dates

Date Created

2005-09-01

Date Added to catalogue

2018-04-30T18:49:18.851475

Date Issued

2005-09-01

Date Modified

2017-12-04

Identifiers

Usage / Licence

Usage Considerations

Provides users with raster format representation of air quality risk, such as odour or particulate matter. The data is suitable for indexing and analysis purposes.

Contact

Contact Name

Alberta Agriculture and Foresty, Government of Alberta

Contact Email

duke@gov.ab.ca