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Annual Vegetation Recovery Classification Results of the Play-Based Regulation Pilot Study Area Derived from 2012-2013 Landsat imagery (Image data, Tiff format)

Description

In 2014, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) initiated a Play-Based Regulation (PBR) pilot project as a step towards implementation of the Unconventional Regulatory Framework. One of the goals of the PBR pilot is to encourage companies in the unconventional play area to work together on plans for surface development to minimize the numbers of facilities and surface impacts. This dataset is one of a series created using earth observation imagery to assess surface change caused by energy exploration. The PBR area extends from Twp. 52, Rge. 7, W 5th Mer. to Twp. 70, Rge. 5, W 6th Mer., covering the towns of Edson, Fox Creek, Mayerthorpe, Whitecourt, Swan Hills, and Valleyview. Landsat multispectral imagery for 2012 and 2013 and Land Use and Land Cover (LULC) classification data derived from 2013 were used to produce this dataset. The LULC changes include vegetation loss from anthropogenic disturbances, such as infrastructure related to oil and gas exploration, forestry and agriculture, and vegetation recovery from these disturbances. This digital data release contains the vegetation recovery data, classified into 6 classes: 1 - shrub land, 2 - grassland, 3 - agricultural areas, 4 - coniferous forest, 5 - broadleaf forest and 6 - mixed forest.

Updated

March 29, 2016

Tags
83E 83F 83G 83J 83K 83L 83M 83N 83O ALBERTA CANADA CHANGE DETECTION EDSON FOX CREEK IN SITU LAND USE LANDSAT 7 MAYERTHORPE REMOTE SENSING SHALE GAS SWAN HILLS VALLEYVIEW VEGETATION WELLS WHITECORT

Title and Dataset Information

Alternative Title

Annual Vegetation Recovery Classification Results of the Play-Based Regulation Pilot Study Area Derived from 2012-2013 Landsat imagery (Image data, Tiff format)

Date Modified

2016-03-29

Update Frequency

Other

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Alberta Energy Regulator

Subject Information

Start Date

2012-01-01

End Date

2013-01-01

Spatial Coverage

-120,53,-114,56

Resource Dates

Date Created

2015-01-01

Date Added to catalogue

2017-02-16T20:15:49.415957

Date Issued

2015-01-01

Date Modified

2016-03-29

Identifiers

Usage / Licence

Usage Considerations

To document vegetation recovery between 2012 and 2013 to assist oil and gas regulatory tasks in the PBR pilot project area.

Contact

Contact Name

Alberta Geological Survey

Contact Email

AGS-Info@aer.ca