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Woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou) habitat classification in northeastern Alberta using remote sensing

Description

Woodland caribou habitat mapping in northern Alberta is incomplete and imprecise, as habitat relationships are not fully understood, and land cover mapping is neither consistent nor complete. This report examines the results of a methodology that integrates Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper imagery in the northeast boreal region and a dataset containing nearly 100,000 caribou locations acquired from global positioning system radio-collars for thirty-six individuals in order to identify the areas of potential use by caribou. The results demonstrate how remote sensing, geographic information systems techniques, and ecological information can produce the kinds of information necessary for sustainable land management.

Tags
caribou mammals species at risk wildlife conservation wildlife management woodland caribou

Title and publication information

Type
Report
Alternative Title

Alberta species at risk report no. 33

Alternative Title

Woodland caribou habitat classification in northeastern Alberta using remote sensing

Extent

33 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Sustainable Resource Development (2001-2006,2006-2013)

Contributor

Bechtel, Robert

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Resource Dates

Date Created

2001-05-01

Date Added

2015-12-23T16:41:49.789860

Date Modified

2001-05-01

Date Issued

2001-05-01

Audience information

Identifiers

ISBN (pdf)

0778519945

ISBN (print)

0778519937

ISSN (online)

1496-7146

ISSN (print)

1496-7219

NEOS catalogue key

2875274

Local Identifier

Publication no. I/050

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