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Land use, climate change and ecological responses in the Upper North Saskatchewan and Red Deer River Basins : a scientific assessment

Description

The Eastern Slopes of Canada’s Rocky Mountains have been managed for headwater protection, natural resource production, recreation, and other land uses for over a century. To inform future land use planning in the Eastern Slopes of west-central Alberta, a review was conducted of key land use stressors and expected ecological responses. Altered fire regimes, forest harvesting, and linear disturbances are key stressors that, along with climate, and other environmental drivers, affect wildlife, hydrology, and other valued ecosystem attributes. The current status of each stressor in the study area was characterized from geospatial and other environmental datasets, expected ecological responses were summarized from reviews of the published literature, and future research and monitoring priorities were identified.

Updated

August 1, 2018

Tags
North Saskatchewan River bull trout climate change forest harvesting grizzly bears headwaters land use linear disturbance stream flow wildfire

Title and publication information

Type
Report
Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Environment and Parks

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Resource Dates

Date Created

2018-08-01

Date Added

2018-09-04T15:00:20.877565

Date Modified

2018-08-01

Date Issued

2018-09-05

Identifiers

ISBN (pdf)

9781460140697

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Alberta Environment and Parks

Contact Email

EMSD-Info@gov.ab.ca