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Environmentally significant areas provincial update 2009

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Description

The purpose of this report is to provide an overview for the update of ESAs in the province of Alberta. ESAs represent places in Alberta that are vital to the long-term maintenance of biological diversity, soil, water, or other natural processes, at multiple spatial scales. They are identified as areas containing rare or unique elements in the province, or areas that include elements that may require special management consideration due to their conservation needs. As applied to resource management systems in Alberta, ESA mapping is a strategic conservation tool that is useful to the development of landuse planning and policy. Identifying these areas using scientifically rigourous, defendable, and relevant methodology is the first step toward the successful integration of ecological values into provincial land-use planning and management. It enables decision makers to rapidly progress through the planning process where informed trade-offs can be discussed, priorities set and clear policy direction achieved with regards to environmental values. Within this context, mapped ESAs provide a critical tool for developing spatially explicit, scientifically defendable regional and provincial land-use plans.

Updated

January 1, 2009

Tags
ecological surveys environmental protection environmentally significant areas

Title and publication information

Extent

Multiple volumes

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Creator
Publisher

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

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Topic
Environment

Resource Dates

Date Created

2009-01-01

Date Added

2015-11-10T22:06:00.902211

Date Modified

2009-01-01

Date Issued

2009-01-01

Date Archived

2015-06-01

Audience information

Identifiers

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Environment and Parks