Open Data

Feral Horse Minimum Count

Description

This dataset provides the point locations of horse bands as they were observed during annual aerial surveys. Equine Management Zones are surveyed using a helicopter and horses observed on the landscape during minimum count surveys are reported. Data is stored in file geodatabase, feature class format with associated attributes, meaning each point has a number of horses observed and age class. This dataset simply reports the horses counted on the landscape at one snapshot in time. This data also depicts the flight track flown during the annual aerial minimum counts. Surveys are flown by helicopter once per year when suitable conditions permit. Areas are typically flown by grid pattern within high density areas and over known horse locations. In low density areas, preferred habitats are flown. For additional methodology information and results from prior years please visit https://www.alberta.ca/feral-horse-management.aspx

Updated

February 9, 2024

Tags
-CANADA AERIAL-COUNT ALBERTA BIOTA ENVIRONMENT EQUINE-MANAGEMENT-ZONE FERAL-HORSE-MANAGEMENT FERAL-HORSES HORSE-CAPTURE-AREA HORSES MINIMUM-COUNT-SURVEY

Title and Dataset Information

Alternative Title

Feral Horse Minimum Count

Date Modified

2024-02-09

Update Frequency

Irregular

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Environment and Parks

Subject Information

Resource Dates

Date Created

2021-03-31

Date Added to catalogue

2020-04-30T03:22:00.810384

Date Issued

2024-02-13

Date Modified

2024-02-09

Identifiers

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Alberta Forestry and Parks, Government of Alberta

Contact Email

feralhorses@gov.ab.ca