Open Data

Peat Application Area

Description

The Peat Application Area dataset depicts available land which may contain peat resources, and the requirement of a peat application in Alberta. Areas where peat exploration is not allowed due to environmental concerns such as the presence of waterbodies and rivers, trumpeter swan lakes, parks and protected areas, key wildlife and biodiversity areas, caribou zones, and HUC 8 watersheds with bull trout and arctic grayling were removed. This generalized product represents areas where a peat harvesting application can be submitted.

The Peat Application Area dataset was created to support the Directive 'Allocation and Sustainable Management of Peat Resources on Public Land'. It was designed to provide users with a resource for identifying available land in Alberta that may have peat deposits.

Updated

April 16, 2018

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GIS cartography earth sciences geographic data geography geomatics
Resources

Title and Dataset Information

Date Modified

2018-04-16

Update Frequency

Other

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Environment and Parks

Subject Information

Start Date

1999-04-01

End Date

2015-04-01

Spatial Coverage

Alberta

Resource Dates

Date Created

2017-05-01

Date Added to catalogue

2017-07-04T19:45:56.060840

Date Modified

2018-04-16

Audience information

Identifiers

Usage / Licence

Usage Considerations

This data is consumable in GIS compatible software programs.

Contact

Contact Name

Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta, Upper Athabasca Region, Operations Division