Offline DataGreater Short-horned Lizard Habitat
Greater short-horned lizard habitat dataset. Polygons were delineated based on observations from relevant databases in Alberta and suitable habitat (i.e., coulees, bearpaw shale dunes) with a 200m setback from the edge, as per the approved setback. Habitat Suitability Indices, Resource Selection Functions, and Ortho imagery were also consulted. Once a polygon was modified, its border was smoothed.
Offline DataOrd's Kangaroo Rat Habitat
This dataset contains Ord’s kangaroo rat habitat that must be avoided by land use activities. Polygons were delineated based on observations from relevant databases in Alberta and suitable habitat (i.e., sand dunes) with a 250m setback from observations, as per the approved setback. Once a polygon was modified, its border was smoothed.
Downloadable DataFederal Aquatic Critical Habitat
Critical habitat is identified for species listed as Endangered or Threatened under the federal Species at Risk Act (SARA). Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is the responsible authority for the protection, recovery and conservation of all listed aquatic species at risk in Canada. Critical habitat is defined as the habitat that is necessary for the survival or recovery of a listed wildlife species and that is identified as such in the recovery strategy or action plan for the species (www.registr...
Downloadable DataGreater Short-horned Lizard Range
This dataset is produced for the Government of Alberta and is available to the general public. Note that the distribution contact is different for the general public than for Government of Alberta ministries. Please consult the Distribution Information of this metadata for the appropriate contact to acquire this dataset. The Greater Short-horned Lizard (Phrynosoma hernandesi), previously called the Eastern Short-horned Lizard (Phrynosoma douglassii brevirostre), is designated as an Endangered sp...
Downloadable DataUpper North Saskatchewan and Red Deer River Study Area
This dataset is a subset of the Hydrologic Unit Code Watersheds of Alberta which is produced for the Government of Alberta and is available to the general public. Please consult the Distribution Information of this metadata for the appropriate contact to acquire this dataset. The study area used in the report 'Land use, climate change and ecological responses in the Upper North Saskatchewan and Red Deer River Basins: A Scientific Assessment' encompasses the Upper North Saskatchewan River Basin a...
Downloadable DataUpper North Saskatchewan and Upper Red Deer River Basin Forest Harvest Areas
This is a dataset of forest harvest areas for the Upper North Saskatchewan and Upper Red Deer River Basins of Alberta. This dataset was created to support spatial analyses of forest harvest areas in the Upper North Saskatchewan and Upper Red Deer River Basins for the Alberta Environment and Parks report entitled “Ecological response to land use and human activities in the eastern slopes of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains: A scientific assessment”. This is a polygon dataset covering the Upper North Sas...
Downloadable DataUpper North Saskatchewan and Upper Red Deer River Basin Linear Disturbance
This is a linear disturbance dataset for the Upper North Saskatchewan and Upper Red Deer River Basins of Alberta. This dataset was created to support spatial analyses of linear disturbances in the Upper North Saskatchewan and Upper Red Deer River Basins for the Alberta Environment and Parks report entitled “Ecological response to land use and human activities in the eastern slopes of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains: A scientific assessment”. This is a polyline dataset covering the Upper North Saskatch...
Downloadable DataLivingstone-Porcupine Hills (LPH) Region Linear Disturbance (2017)
This is a linear disturbance dataset for the Livingstone-Porcupine Hills region of Alberta. This dataset was created to support spatial analyses of linear disturbances in the Livingstone-Porcupine Hills region for the Alberta Environment and Parks report entitled "Linear Disturbances in the Livingstone-Porcupine Hills of Alberta: Review of Potential Ecological Responses" which can be found at https://open.alberta.ca/publications/9781460140338. All linear disturbances are grouped into five catego...
Offline DataOil Sands Industrial Features - 1980s
This circa 1985 Landcover/Landuse dataset of actual features was produced under the "Alberta Environment Geospatial Database for Existing Oil Sands Industrial Features" project funded by Alberta Environment and Parks. The geographical extent covers active oil sands projects with the Lower Athabasca Planning Region in the mid 1980s. The source data included satellite imagery, conservation and reclamation reports submitted by oil sands operators, aerial photography and a series of ancillary GIS da...
Downloadable DataPeat Application Area
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 harve...