Peat Application Area


Identification Information:
Citation:
Citation Information:
Originator: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Publication Date: 20180416
Title: Peat Application Area
Geospatial Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Edmonton, Alberta
Publisher: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Online Linkage: https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/srd/geodiscover/srd_pub/environment/PeatApplicationArea/PeatApplicationArea.zip
Description:
Abstract: 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.
Purpose: 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.
Language of Dataset: English
Time Period of Content:
Time Period Information:
Range of Dates/Times:
Beginning Date: 1999
Ending Date: 2015
Currentness Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: None planned
Spatial Domain:
Bounding Coordinates:
West Bounding Coordinate: -120.750607
East Bounding Coordinate: -108.457295
North Bounding Coordinate: 60.095171
South Bounding Coordinate: 48.906914
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme Keyword Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme Keyword: Environment
Place:
Place Keyword Thesaurus: none
Place Keyword: Alberta
Place Keyword: Canada
Theme:
Theme Keyword Thesaurus: none
Theme Keyword: Peat
Access Constraints: To access the data you must agree to the terms of the Open Government Licence - Alberta
Use Constraints: Your use of the information will be governed by the terms of the Open Government Licence - Alberta in force as of the date you accessed the information.
Point of Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Contact Position: Upper Athabasca Region, Operations Division
Contact Address:
Address Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 5020 52 Avenue
Address: 2nd Floor Provincial Building
City: Whitecourt
State or Province: Alberta
Postal Code: T7S1N2
Country: Canada
Contact Voice Telephone: 7807787239
Contact Electronic Mail Address: Matt.Ogrodnick@gov.ab.ca
Hours: 08:15 to 16:30, Monday to Friday
Contact Instructions: This is the point of contact regarding the creation of, and characteristics of, the data set. Queries about the creation and/or characteristics of the data set submitted through facsimile or electronic mail must include the salutation "Attention: Upper Athabasca Region, Operations Division; Dataset: "Peat Application Area". For Metadata Information contact instructions, refer to the Metadata Reference Information section of this metadata record.
Data Set Credit: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Security Information:
Security Classification System: Government of Alberta Data and Information Security Classification
Security Classification: Public
Native Data Set Environment: Microsoft Windows Vista Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.4000
Cross Reference:
Citation Information:
Originator: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Publication Date: 2017
Title: Surface Material Applications - Peat
Other Citation Details: A Government of Alberta website detailing the peat policy for the province with links to relevant documents.
Online Linkage: http://aep.alberta.ca/land/land-management/surface-material-applications/peat.aspx
Data Quality Information:
Attribute Value Accuracy Information:
Attribute Accuracy Report: All attribute values have been checked and confirmed to be correct.
Logical Consistency Report: There has been no formal positional accuracy test conducted on this dataset.
Lineage:
Source Information:
Source Citation:
Citation Information:
Originator: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Title: Base Features Hydrology Polygons
Other Citation Details: BF_HYDRO_POLYGON
Publication Date: 20041025
Source Citation Abbreviation: Base Features Hydrography Polygons
Source Contribution: Provides users with a full provincial extent GIS ready hydrography polygon base data layer to support business applications and decision making related to water bodies and major water courses in Alberta.
Source Time Period of Content:
Time Period Information:
Range of Dates/Times:
Beginning Date: 19550101
Ending Date: 19961231
Source Currentness Reference: ground condition
Source Information:
Source Citation:
Citation Information:
Originator: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Title: Base Stream and Flow Representation
Other Citation Details: BF_HYDRO_SLNET_ARC
Publication Date: 20000905
Source Citation Abbreviation: Base Stream and Flow Representation
Source Contribution: The Single Line Network (SLNET) layer was designed to provide users with a connected network of single line hydrography.
Source Time Period of Content:
Time Period Information:
Range of Dates/Times:
Beginning Date: 1981
Ending Date: 1996
Source Currentness Reference: ground condition
Source Information:
Source Citation:
Citation Information:
Originator: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Title: Parks and Protected Areas
Other Citation Details: Parks.GDB.Parks_Protected_Area_Z
Source Citation Abbreviation: Parks and Protected Areas
Source Contribution: Provided for use by GoA staff, and the general public. Boundaries have been interpreted from written legal descriptions appended to Orders-in-Council. In case of discrepancy between the GIS data and the written legal description, the written legal description shall take precedence.
Source Information:
Source Citation:
Citation Information:
Originator: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Title: Key Wildlife and Biodiversity Areas
Other Citation Details: SensitiveSpecies.GDB.KEY_WILD_BIO_ZONE_POLYGON
Publication Date: 2010
Source Citation Abbreviation: Key Wildlife and Biodiversity Areas
Source Contribution: This dataset is produced for the Government of Alberta and is available to the general public. The Key Wildlife and Biodiversity Zone is a combination of key wildlife habitat from both uplands and major watercourse valleys. The basis of this zone was determined using major river corridors, valley topography, valley slope breaks and ungulate winter densities. The Key Wildlife and Biodiversity Zone is intended to prevent loss and fragmentation of habitat; prevent short and long-term all-weather public vehicle access; prevent sensory disturbance during periods of thermal or nutritional stress on wildlife; and prevent the development of barriers to wildlife corridors (e.g., stream crossings). Note that this layer is a consolidation of previous Key Ungulate Areas, Key Ungulate Winter ranges, and Class C - Key Wildlife and Watercourse areas.
Source Time Period of Content:
Time Period Information:
Single Date/Time:
Calendar Date: 2010
Source Currentness Reference: ground condition
Source Information:
Source Citation:
Citation Information:
Originator: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Title: Caribou Zones
Other Citation Details: SensitiveSpecies.GDB.CARIBOU_RANGE_POLYGON
Publication Date: 201212
Source Citation Abbreviation: Caribou Zones
Source Contribution: This dataset is produced for the Government of Alberta and is available to the general public This dataset is comprised of the provincial Caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou) Range distribution data. The boundaries are derived upon the known ranges of Caribou herds, as determined through historical information, the movements of collared animals (telemetry) and aerial surveys. This new map has been used to communicate the extent of caribou range in the province for important initiatives such as the Alberta cabinet approved Woodland Caribou Policy for Alberta, and the Federal Recovery Strategy for both boreal and southern mountain woodland caribou. This caribou range map will be adopted as the land-use referral map for all land-use applications on April 1, 2013. Beginning April 1, 2013 projects that have received an EPEA approval using the updated Caribou Range map, and all other land use and forestry applications, will use the updated Caribou Range map for required disposition applications
Source Time Period of Content:
Time Period Information:
Single Date/Time:
Calendar Date: 20121203
Source Currentness Reference: ground condition
Source Information:
Source Citation:
Citation Information:
Originator: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Title: Arctic Grayling Fish Sustainability Index Watershed Assessment
Other Citation Details: FishAndWildlife.GDB.ArcticGraylingFishSustainabilityIndexWatershedAssessment
Publication Date: 20141212
Source Citation Abbreviation: Arctic Grayling Fish Sustainability Index Watershed Assessment
Source Contribution: This dataset is produced for the Government of Alberta and is available to the general public. The Alberta Fish Sustainability Index (FSI) represents the results of a broad-scale, provincial level assessment done on priority fish species. FSI metrics are summarized to classify: population integrity, the productive potential of the habitat, and threats and their mitigation. The Alberta Fish Sustainability Index (FSI) is a tool used to conduct individual fish stock assessments consistently across the province. The index provides a standardized approach for evaluating existing data and assists in identifying the types of field data that should be collected in the future to allow for more robust assessments.
Source Time Period of Content:
Time Period Information:
Single Date/Time:
Calendar Date: 20131231
Source Currentness Reference: ground condition
Source Information:
Source Citation:
Citation Information:
Originator: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Title: Bull Trout Fish Sustainability Index Watershed Assessment
Other Citation Details: FishAndWildlife.GDB.BullTroutFishSustainabilityIndexWatershedAssessment
Publication Date: 20141212
Source Citation Abbreviation: Bull Trout Fish Sustainability Index Watershed Assessment
Source Contribution: This dataset is produced for the Government of Alberta and is available to the general public. The Alberta Fish Sustainability Index (FSI) represents the results of a broad-scale, provincial level assessment done on priority fish species. FSI metrics are summarized to classify: population integrity, the productive potential of the habitat, and threats and their mitigation. The Alberta Fish Sustainability Index (FSI) is a tool used to conduct individual fish stock assessments consistently across the province. The index provides a standardized approach for evaluating existing data and assists in identifying the types of field data that should be collected in the future to allow for more robust assessments.
Source Time Period of Content:
Time Period Information:
Single Date/Time:
Calendar Date: 20131231
Source Currentness Reference: ground condition
Source Information:
Source Citation:
Citation Information:
Originator: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Title: Trumpeter Swan Lakes (800m buffer)
Other Citation Details: SensitiveSpecies.GDB.TRUMPET_SWAN_BUF_POLYGON
Publication Date: 20140315
Source Citation Abbreviation: Trumpeter Swan Lakes (800m buffer)
Source Contribution: This dataset is produced for the Government of Alberta and is available to the general public. Trumpeter Swans (Cygnus buccinator) are sensitive to human disturbance, and human activity in breeding areas may cause abandonment, or decrease survival of eggs or cygnets. Trumpeter Swans are listed as a Threatened species under Alberta's Wildlife Act, and as such are afforded protection against hunting and the destruction of nests. This swan buffer layer includes all water bodies as of March 31, 2015 with confirmed breeding swan pairs (i.e., active nests or cygnets) as determined by swan surveys and incidental observations. The entire water body is considered a nesting site and was buffered by 500m and 800m to indicate the variable timing window setback options. Buffers are expressed as a computed 10 TM value. Sites not associated with waterbodies (lotic systems, unmapped wetlands, beaver ponds) were indicated by circular polygons (5m radius) and buffered by 500m and 800m. Accuracy of hydro layers is limiting, and it is recommended that all proponents measure setback distances from the high-water mark.
Source Time Period of Content:
Time Period Information:
Single Date/Time:
Calendar Date: 2015
Source Currentness Reference: publication date
Process Step:
Process Description: Buffer Major Rivers by 400 m. Definition query - FEATURE_TYPE in ( 'RIV-MAJ')
Process Software and Version: ESRI ArcGIS 10.3.1.4549
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Address:
Address: 5020 52 Avenue
Address Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 2nd Floor Provincial Building
City: Whitecourt
State or Province: Alberta
Postal Code: T7S1N2
Country: Canada
Contact Person Primary:
Contact Person: Matt Ogrodnick
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Contact Position: Upper Athabasca Region, Operations division
Contact Voice Telephone: 7807787239
Contact Electronic Mail Address: Matt.Ogrodnick@gov.ab.ca
Process Step:
Process Description: Create a layer of Lakes from the Hydrology Polygons. Definition query - FEATURE_TYPE in ( 'LAKE-PER' , 'LAKE-RECUR' )
Process Software and Version: ESRI ArcGIS 10.3.1.4549
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Address:
Address: 5020 52 Avenue
Address Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 2nd Floor Provincial Building
City: Whitecourt
State or Province: Alberta
Postal Code: T7S1N2
Country: Canada
Contact Person Primary:
Contact Person: Matt Ogrodnick
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Contact Position: Upper Athabasca Region, Operations division
Contact Voice Telephone: 7807787239
Contact Electronic Mail Address: Matt.Ogrodnick@gov.ab.ca
Process Step:
Process Description: Buffer Base Stream and Flow Representation by 250 m. Definition query - FEATURE_TYPE in( 'RIV-MAJ-REP-PRI', 'RIV-MAJ-REP-SEC')
Process Software and Version: ESRI ArcGIS 10.3.1.4549
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Address:
Address: 5020 52 Avenue
Address Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 2nd Floor Provincial Building
City: Whitecourt
State or Province: ALberta
Postal Code: T7S1N2
Country: Canada
Contact Person Primary:
Contact Person: Matt Ogrodnick
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Contact Position: Upper Athabasca Region, Operations division
Contact Voice Telephone: 7807787239
Contact Electronic Mail Address: Matt.Ogrodnick@gov.ab.ca
Process Step:
Process Description: Generate a comprehensive no go area dataset by merging the following into one dissolved dataset. 1. Parks and Protected Areas 2. Key Wildlife and Biodiversity Areas 3. Trumpeter Swan Lakes (800m Buffer) 4. Caribou Zones 5. HUC 8s with Bull Trout 6. HUC 8s with Arctic Grayling 7. Hydrology Polygons - Lakes 8. Hydrology Polygons - Buffered Major Rivers 9. Buffered Base Stream and Flow Representation
Process Software and Version: ESRI ArcGIS 10.3.1.4549
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Address:
Address: 5020 52 Avenue
Address Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 2nd Floor Provincial Building
City: Whitecourt
State or Province: Alberta
Postal Code: T7S1N2
Country: Canada
Contact Person Primary:
Contact Person: Matt Ogrodnick
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Contact Position: Upper Athabasca Region, Operations division
Contact Voice Telephone: 7807787239
Contact Electronic Mail Address: Matt.Ogrodnick@gov.ab.ca
Process Step:
Process Description: Erase the No-Go areas from the Alberta provincial boundary dataset.
Process Software and Version: ESRI ArcGIS 10.3.1.4549
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Address:
Address: 5020 52 Avenue
Address Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 2nd Floor Provincial Building
City: Whitecourt
State or Province: Alberta
Postal Code: T7S1N2
Country: Canada
Contact Person Primary:
Contact Person: Matt Ogrodnick
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Contact Position: Upper Athabasca Region, Operations division
Contact Voice Telephone: 7807787239
Contact Electronic Mail Address: Matt.Ogrodnick@gov.ab.ca
Process Step:
Process Description: Dissolve the new dataset into a multipart polygon that will show Peat Application Areas in Alberta.
Process Software and Version: ESRI ArcGIS 10.3.1.4549
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Address:
Address: 5020 52 Avenue
Address Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 2nd Floor Provincial Building
City: Whitecourt
State or Province: Alberta
Postal Code: T7S1N2
Country: Canada
Contact Person Primary:
Contact Person: Matt Ogrodnick
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Contact Position: Upper Athabasca Region, Operations division
Contact Voice Telephone: 7807787239
Contact Electronic Mail Address: Matt.Ogrodnick@gov.ab.ca
Source Information:
Source Citation:
Citation Information:
Title: Base Features Provincial Boundary
Originator: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Publication Date: 20100409
Other Citation Details: BaseFeatures.GDB.BF_GEO_PROVINCIAL_POLYGON_V41
Source Time Period of Content:
Time Period Information:
Single Date/Time:
Calendar Date: 20091209
Source Currentness Reference: ground condition
Source Citation Abbreviation: Base Features Provincial Boundary
Source Contribution: Compiled by Alberta Data Partnerships Ltd. (ADP), on behalf of the Government of Alberta, the ATS v4.1 Alberta Provincial Boundary polygon layer contains the polygon that represents the location of the boundaries of the Province of Alberta.
Spatial Data Organization Information:
Direct Spatial Reference Method: Vector
Point and Vector Object Information:
SDTS Terms Description:
SDTS Point and Vector Object Type: G-polygon
Point and Vector Object Count: 1
Spatial Reference Information:
Horizontal Coordinate System Definition:
Planar:
Map Projection:
Map Projection Name: Transverse Mercator
Transverse Mercator:
Scale Factor at Central Meridian: 0.999200
Longitude of Central Meridian: -115.000000
Latitude of Projection Origin: 0.000000
False Easting: 500000.000000
False Northing: 0.000000
Planar Coordinate Information:
Planar Coordinate Encoding Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate Representation:
Abscissa Resolution: 0.000000
Ordinate Resolution: 0.000000
Planar Distance Units: meters
Geodetic Model:
Horizontal Datum Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator of Flattening Ratio: 298.257222
Entity and Attribute Information:
Detailed Description:
Entity Type:
Entity Type Label: Peat Application Area
Entity Type Definition: Peat Application Area Polygon
Entity Type Definition Source: Upper Athabasca Region, Operations Division
Attribute:
Attribute Label: ObjectID
Attribute Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute Definition Source: Esri
Attribute Domain Values:
Unrepresentable Domain: Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: SHAPE
Attribute Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute Definition Source: ESRI
Attribute Domain Values:
Unrepresentable Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: GlobalID
Attribute:
Attribute Label: Shape.STArea()
Attribute:
Attribute Label: Shape.STLength()
Distribution Information:
Distributor:
Contact Information:
Contact Position: Data Distribution Unit, Information and Data Provisioning Services, Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division
Contact Voice Telephone: 7804277374
Contact Electronic Mail Address: AEP.Data@gov.ab.ca
Hours: 08:15 to 16:30 Monday to Friday
Contact Instructions: For any issues encountered with downloading this product from the FTP site, please contact the Distributor Contact via the Email address or telephone number.
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Resource Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution Liability: Under the terms of the Open Government Licence - Alberta, the Information is licensed as is, and the Information Provider excludes all representations, warranties, obligations, and liabilities, whether express or implied, to the maximum extent permitted by law. The Information Provider is not liable for any errors or omissions in the Information, and will not under any circumstances be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, or other loss, injury or damage caused by its use or otherwise arising in connection with this licence or the Information, even if specifically advised of the possibility of such loss, injury or damage.
Standard Order Process:
Digital Form:
Digital Transfer Information:
Format Name: ESRI File Geodatabase
Format Specification: ESRI File Geodatabase
File Decompression Technique: File compression technology shall be utilized when required.
Digital Transfer Option:
Online Option:
Access Instructions: For any issues encountered with downloading this product from the FTP site, please contact the Distributor Contact via the Email address or telephone number.
Fees: This product is fee free under the Open Government Licence - Alberta.
Turnaround: Direct download
Technical Prerequisites: To utilize digital information, specialized graphics or GIS software (i.e. ArcInfo, ArcView, ArcGIS, or MicroStation) may be required.
Available Time Period:
Time Period Information:
Single Date/Time:
Calendar Date: Monday to Sunday
Time of Day: 24 hours
Metadata Reference Information:
Metadata Date: 20180416
Metadata Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Contact Position: Information and Data Provisioning Services, Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division
Contact Address:
Address Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 9820 - 106 Street NW
City: Edmonton
State or Province: Alberta
Postal Code: T5K 2J6
Country: Canada
Address: 14th Floor, Oxbridge Place
Contact Voice Telephone: 7804220712
Contact Electronic Mail Address: AEP.GDAMetadata@gov.ab.ca
Hours: 08:15 to 16:30 Monday to Friday
Contact Instructions: This is the point of contact regarding the creation of, and characteristics of, metadata for the data set. Queries about the creation and/or characteristics of the metadata submitted through facsimile or electronic mail must include the salutation " Attention: Information and Data Provisioning Services, Informatics Branch, Corporate Services Division; Dataset: "Peat Application Area". For Distribution Information contact instructions, refer to the Distribution Information section of this metadata record.
Metadata Standard Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata Standard Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata Time Convention: local time
Metadata Extensions:
Online Linkage: http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html
Profile Name: ESRI Metadata Profile

ESRI Metadata

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