Abstract: This dataset is produced for the Government of Alberta and is available to the general public. The Forest Management Agreement Area dataset comprises of all the polygons representing the areas of land which the Province of Alberta agrees upon Forest Management Agreement holders having the rights to establish, grow, harvest and remove timber. Note that the distribution contact differs for the general public compared to Government of Alberta ministries. Please refer to the Distribution Information of this metadata for the appropriate contact to acquire this dataset.
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      3956714B-4FD3-414A-9E9F-2A3AD5AEC61A
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      eng
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      dataset
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          Alberta Forestry and Parks, Government of Alberta
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          Senior Resource Analyst, Forest Stewardship and Trade Branch
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                  J.G. O' Donoghue Building
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                  Suite 303 7000 113 Street NW
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                  Edmonton
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                  Alberta
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                  T6H 5T6
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                  CA
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                  for-info@gov.ab.ca
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      2024-04-25
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Spatial representation info:

Vector spatial representation: Topology level: Topology level code: geometryOnly Geometric objects: Geometric objects: Geometric object type: Geometric object type code: composite Geometric object count: 21
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Reference system info:

Reference system: Reference system identifier: RS Identifier: Code: 3400 Code Space: EPSG Version: 6.11(9.3.0.0)
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Identification info:

Data identification: Citation: Citation: Title: Forest Management Agreement Area Alternate title: FMA Date: Date: Date: 2000-03-01 Date type: Date type code: creation Date: Date: Date: 2024-04-24 Date type: Date type code: publication Date: Date: Date: 2024-04-22 Date type: Date type code: revision Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Forestry and Parks, Government of Alberta Position name: Senior Resource Analyst, Forest Stewardship and Trade Branch Contact info: Contact: Address: Address: Delivery point: J.G. O' Donoghue Building Delivery point: Suite 303 7000 113 Street City: Edmonton Administrative area: Alberta Postal code: T6H 5T6 Country: Country: CA Electronic mail address: for-info@gov.ab.ca Role: Role code: originator Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Environment and Protected Areas, Government of Alberta Position name: Provincial Geospatial Centre Contact info: Contact: Address: Address: Delivery point: 14th Floor, Oxbridge Place Delivery point: 9820 - 106 Street NW City: Edmonton Administrative area: Alberta Postal code: T5K 2J6 Country: Country: CA Electronic mail address: PGC.Metadata@gov.ab.ca Role: Role code: custodian Abstract: This dataset is produced for the Government of Alberta and is available to the general public. The Forest Management Agreement Area dataset comprises of all the polygons representing the areas of land which the Province of Alberta agrees upon Forest Management Agreement holders having the rights to establish, grow, harvest and remove timber. Note that the distribution contact differs for the general public compared to Government of Alberta ministries. Please refer to the Distribution Information of this metadata for the appropriate contact to acquire this dataset. Purpose: The Forest Management Agreement Area (FMA) dataset provides users with GIS ready polygonal representation of all the FMA holders' areas in the province of Alberta, and is suitable for indexing or analysis purposes. Status: Progress code: completed Point of contact: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Forestry and Parks, Government of Alberta Position name: Senior Resource Analyst, Forest Stewardship and Trade Branch Contact info: Contact: Address: Address: Delivery point: J.G. O' Donoghue Building Delivery point: Suite 303 7000 113 Street NW City: Edmonton Administrative area: Alberta Postal code: T6H 5T6 Country: Country: CA Electronic mail address: for-info@gov.ab.ca Role: Role code: pointOfContact Resource maintenance: Maintenance information: Maintenance and update frequency: Maintenance frequency code: asNeeded Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: Alberta, Canada Type: Keyword type code: place Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: Forestry Keyword: Timber Keyword: Forest industry Keyword: Forest management Type: Keyword type code: theme Resource constraints: Legal constraints: Access constraints: Restriction code: otherRestrictions Other constraints: To access the data you must agree to the terms of the Open Government Licence - Alberta found at https://open.alberta.ca/licence Resource constraints: Legal constraints: Use constraints: Restriction code: license Other constraints: Your use of this information will be governed by the terms of the Open Government Licence - Alberta, in force as of the date you accessed the information, found at https://open.alberta.ca/licence Resource constraints: Legal constraints: Use limitation: 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. Resource constraints: Security constraints: Classification: Classification code: unclassified User note: Public/Unrestricted Classification system: Government of Alberta Data and Information Security Classification Handling description: https://imtpolicy.sp.alberta.ca/standards/Pages/Data-and-Information-Security-Classification.aspx Spatial representation type: Spatial representation type code: vector Language: Language Code: eng Character set: Character set code: utf8 Topic category: Topic category code: boundaries Environment description: Version 6.2 (Build 9200) ; Esri ArcGIS 10.7.1.11595 Extent: Extent: Geographic element: Geographic bounding box: West bound longitude: -120.81297 East bound longitude: -109.480847 South bound latitude: 50.069588 North bound latitude: 60.021591
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DISTRIBUTION INFO:

Distribution: Distribution format: Format: Name: File Geodatabase Version: 3.0 Specification: FGDB File decompression technique: ZIP Distribution format: Format: Name: Shapefile Version: 3.0 Specification: SHP File decompression technique: ZIP Distributor: Distributor: Distributor contact: Responsible party: Organisation name: Altalis Ltd. Contact info: Contact: Phone: Telephone: Voice: 403-716-3490 Facsimile: 403-716-3494 Address: Address: Delivery point: Suite 1550, 635 - 8 Avenue SW City: Calgary Administrative area: Alberta Postal code: T2P 3M3 Country: Country: CA Electronic mail address: support@altalis.com Hours of service: 08:00 to 16:30 Monday to Friday Contact instructions: The layer is part of the Base Features product which can be accessed and downloaded via the Open Data option from Altalis: http://www.altalis.com/ Role: Role code: distributor Transfer options: Digital transfer options: Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://geospatial.alberta.ca/titan/rest/services/boundaries/forest_management_agreement_public/FeatureServer Protocol: REST Name: boundaries/forest_management_agreement_public (FeatureServer) Description: Feature layer web service for Forest Management Agreement Areas dataset Function: Online function code: webService Transfer options: Digital transfer options: Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://geospatial.alberta.ca/portal/home/item.html?id=e1f6c331d3054e569f92935afab6d345 Protocol: HTTPS Name: Forest Management Agreement Area Description: Feature layer geospatial portal webpage for Forest Management Agreement Area Function: Online function code: information
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Data quality info:

Data quality: Scope: Scope: Hierarchy level: Scope code: dataset Lineage: Lineage: Statement: Forest Management Agreement Area boundary is built by selecting and putting available Source Data (described below) into an edit environment of the to assemble the Geoadministrative Areas (GA) boundary. Process step: Process step: Description: 2000.03 -Initial compilation. Date and time: 2000-03-01T00:00:00 Process step: Process step: Description: 2004.08 -Revised data structures & Update. Date and time: 2004-08-01T00:00:00 Process step: Process step: Description: 2005.01 -Boundary change of Spray Lake Sawmills (1980) Ltd. to coincide with Plateau Mountain Ecological Reserve. -Removal of FMU E8 from Weyerhaeuser Company Limited (Grande Prairie). -Boundary change of Blue Ridge Lumber Inc. to coincide with the Titled Land. Date and time: 2005-01-01T00:00:00 Process step: Process step: Description: 2005.10 -More defined boundaries for Weyerhaeuser Company Limited (Edson), Weyerhaeuser Company Limited (Grande Prairie) & Blue Ridge Lumber Inc. -Removal of G.R.L.'s titled land and recreation areas in ANC Timber Ltd. -Amended boundary : Tolko Industries Ltd (Slave Lake), Weyerhaeuser Company Limited (Drayton Valley). Date and time: 2005-10-01T00:00:00 Process step: Process step: Description: 2007.07 -Hinton Pulp A Division of West Fraser Mills Ltd.: Deletion of areas covered by nine (9) Provincial Recreation Areas, one (1) Grazing Lease, Hamlet of Robb, Sewage lagoon according to Plan 4466 GEN, Folding Mountain Village complex according to Plan 4482 GEN. -Sundre Forest Products A Division of West Fraser Mills Ltd.: Boundary changed due to deletion of the area covered by Plan DRS 050023. Additional polygon attribute of EFFECTDATE which is the date that an FMA agreement is signed by the Company and the Minister of SRD. The exclusions of Indian Reserve within this layer were captured based on the Base Features standard and requirements, but not the version provided by NRCan, due to the layer requirements. Users should use the information at their own discretion. -Boundary change due to the Provincial Recreation Area new O.C. 603/2006 of: Spray Lakes Sawmills (1980) Ltd.: Ghost Airstrip / South Ghost / Waiparous Valley Viewpoint. Sundre Forest Products A Division of West Fraser Mills Ltd.: Beaverdam / Horburg / Jackfish Lake / Phyllis Lake / Swan Lake / Wild Horse. Hinton Pulp A Division of West Fraser Mills Ltd.: Fairfax Lake / McLeod River. Weyerhaeuser Company Limited (Drayton Valley): Brazeau Reservoir (3 of 3). Weyerhaeuser Company Limited (Edson): Minnow Lake. Weyerhaeuser Company Limited (Grande Prairie): Musreau Lake. Blue Ridge Lumber Inc.: Iosegun Lake / Smoke Lake. Vanderwell Contractors (1971) Ltd.: Lawrence Lake. Daishowa-Marubeni International Ltd.: Running Lake / Stoney Lakes. Alberta Pacific Forest Products Incorporated: Engstrom Lake / Maqua Lake / Sulphur Lake. Name change: Hinton Pulp A Division of West Fraser Mills Ltd. to West Fraser Mills Ltd. (Hinton). Sundre Forest Products A Division of West Fraser Mills Ltd. to Sundre Forest Products Inc. Date and time: 2007-07-01T00:00:00 Process step: Process step: Description: 2007.12 -Boundary change: Daishowa-Marubeni International Ltd. & Sundance Forest Industries Ltd. Date and time: 2007-12-01T00:00:00 Process step: Process step: Description: 2008.01 -Correction of T90-R21-W5 & T91-R21-W5, FMU PO3 & P4 match to Green / White Area. Date and time: 2008-01-01T00:00:00 Process step: Process step: Description: 2009.01 -Reconciled to ATS v4.1. Conformed to 2007 Provincial Boundary & National Park. -Alberta Pacific Forest Products Incorporated corrected to 'ALPAC Forest Products Incorporated'. Date and time: 2009-01-01T00:00:00 Process step: Process step: Description: 2009.05 -Correction of spacing in `ANC Timber Ltd.'. -O.C. 250/2009: Manning Diversified Forest Products Ltd. increase in area. Date and time: 2009-05-01T00:00:00 Process step: Process step: Description: 2009.7.28 -Both O.I.C. 391/2009 D: Daishowa-Marubeni International Ltd. (East) & O.I.C. 392/2009 X: Daishowa-Marubeni International Ltd. (West). -Correction of P: Weyerhaeuser Company Limited (Grande Prairie) areas NW Sec. 15-68-6-W6 & East half Sec. 11-77-7-W6 removed. Date and time: 2009-07-28T00:00:00 Process step: Process step: Description: 2009.08.25 -of Public land sale 08055 for Y: Weyerhaeuser Company Limited (Drayton Valley) - Transfer of lands to Parks Division (Blue Rapids Provincial Recreation Area). Date and time: 2009-08-25T00:00:00 Process step: Process step: Description: 2010.05 -Currency date 2010.04.21 for: An additional area added to the Fort McMurray Urban Service Area. ALPAC FMA boundary now coincide with the new Fort McMurray boundary (O.C. 440/2009 of Sept. 14 2009). NW 19-Twp 77-Rge 13-W5 deleted from Tolko (High Prairie) due to being freehold land, an error in the layer. -Currency date 2010.05.03 for Tolko Industries Ltd., Vanderwell Contractors (1971) Ltd., and Alberta Plywood Ltd. is now Tolko Industries Ltd., Vanderwell Contractors (1971) Ltd., and West Fraser Mills Ltd. -Remove areas which are private lands in: NE34-61-3-6, SE 16-67-2-6, SE 12-69-1-6, W ½ Sec.5 & E ½ Sec. 6-63-25-5, 36-67-26-5, NE 7-64-23-5, SE 27 & 28-73-26-W5, SE 3-73-26-5, Sec.13, E ½ Sec.14, Sec. 23 & 26-72-26-5. -Adjust boundary with the Hydro update of Smoky, Simonette, Kakwa & Latornell River, based on 2009 SPOT imagery provided by Data Acquisition - Canadian Forest Products Ltd. & Weyerhauser Company Limited (Grand Prairie). Date and time: 2010-05-01T00:00:00 Process step: Process step: Description: 2011.04 -Reconciled and conformed to ATS V4.1 Alberta Provincial Boundary which was compiled by Spatial Data Warehouse Ltd. (SDW) on behalf of the Government of Alberta (GOA). The ATS V4.1 Alberta Provincial Boundary is considered definitive for GOA use which supersedes all previous versions. The ATS V4.1 Alberta Provincial Boundary was compiled in 8th decimal place geographic coordinates (GCS_North_American_1983) and which was geoprocessed to NAD 1983 10 TM AEP Forest coordinate system, using ESRI ArcGIS application. -Weyerhaeuser Company Limited (Pembina Timberland)- Withdrawal of commercial recreation area in SW 7-46-11-w5 & NW 7-46-11-w5. Date and time: 2011-04-01T00:00:00 Process step: Process step: Description: 2011.10 -Revision of the FMA area for ALPAC due to the recent signing of their new agreement (O.C. 310/2011). Addition: FMU S14 to Alpac FMA. Removal: Wildland Park (O.C. not published yet) - Gipsy-Gordon (Appendix C). Fort McMurray Urban Development Reserve Study Area (Appendix D). Bigstone Treaty Land Entitlement (Appendix A, see Schedule C, D, E, H & I). Indian Reserve: Fort McKay No. 174 & Fort McKay No. 174D. Provincial Recreation Area: a. Existing O.C.- Engstrom Lake, Hangingstone Lake, Jackson Lake Trail Staging, Lawrence Lake & Maqua Lakew. b .O.C. not published - Christina Crossing, Clyde Lake, Cowper Lake, Crow Lake, Goodwin Lake & Winefred Lake. Provincial Park: Gregoire Lake (amended OC). 2011.10 -Correction of the removal of ALPAC exclusion area from Tolko Industries Ltd., Vanderwell Contractors (1971) Ltd. and West Fraser Mills Ltd. (Slave Lake). Removal of ALPAC exclusion area from Tolko Industries Ltd., Vanderwell Contractors (1971) Ltd. and West Fraser Mills Ltd. (Slave Lake) in T75-R22, 23-W4 and T74-R22, 23-W4. Previous correction from December 2010, removal of White Area from Tolko Industries Ltd., Vanderwell Contractors (1971) Ltd. and West Fraser Mills Ltd. (Slave Lake) in T80-R26-W4, T80-R1-W5 and T79-R1-W5. Date and time: 2011-10-01T00:00:00 Process step: Process step: Description: 2012.02 Update: -a. O.C. 16/2011 (Feb. 3, 2011) added new holder name: La Crete Sawmills Ltd. -b. Revised Tolko Industries Ltd. and Footner Forest Products Ltd. to Tolko Industries Ltd., Footner Forest Products Ltd. and La Crete Sawmills Ltd. c. Put back a once removed excluded area into FMA in SE25-106-5-W6. Date and time: 2012-02-01T00:00:00 Process step: Process step: Description: 2012.07 -SLAVE LAKE PULP CORPORATION (O.C.61/90 with approved amendments O.C. 130/96, 26/99, 295/99, 219/2001). Update: Boundary to match FMU S20 as much as possible. Remove: [i] GRL880173, GRL38379, GRL820188, GRL840459 [ii] Private land in parts of Sec 19-73-7-W5M, Sec 34-66-10-W5M, Sec 18-67-10-W5M [iii] Land sale SE19-72-5-W5M [iv] MLL050046, MLL970060 (regional dump), MLL080192, MLL050046 (Tolko millsite) [v] REC960008, REC830005 [vi] DRS940020, DRS780199 (lookouts), DRS980006, DRS880094 (public gravel pit), DRS810079 (research plot), DRS920047 (gravel pit), DRS880138 (stockpile) [vii] SML970044, SML980112, SML940084, SML870003, SML100065 [viii] PNT110062 (regional dump expansion) [ix] Provincial Recreation Area: Edith Lake. -SUNDRE FOREST PRODUCTS INC. (O.C. 261/2012) Remove [i] All Provincial Recreation Areas (from Base Features Geoadmin layer) Aylmer, Deer Creek, James-Wilson, Prairie Creek Group Camp, Saunders, Harlech, Prairie Creek, Seven Mile, Shunda Viewpoint, Red Deer River, Elk Creek Fish Pond, Burnt Timber, Tay River, Swan Lake, Jackfish Lake, Horburg, Wild Horse [ii] Natural Areas: North Ram-Nice Creek (PNT870369), Alexo [iii] GRL810777, GRL810778, GRL38240, GRL39369 [iv] DRS050023 [v] MLL930048 (cement plant), MLL3068, MLL880136, MLL790147 (oil/gas facilities) [vi] REC840014 (Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Red Deer and District), REC010008 (Saunders Creek Recreational Association), REC08004 (Alberta Hunter Education Instructors Association), REC880020 (Air Cadet League of Canada), REC910009 (Camp Teepee Pole), REC780029 (Clearwater County) [vii] Private land (BF_CROWN_CLASS_OWNER_POLYGON) [viii] Adjust boundary to match Provincial Recreation Area: Wapiabi, Natural Area: Aurora & West Stony Creek (PNT930206) ** Natural Area North Ram-Nice Creek & West Stony Creek exist in the Crown Reservation layer Date and time: 2012-07-01T00:00:00 Process step: Process step: Description: 2013.04 -Slave Lake Pulp Corporation assigned to West Fraser Mills Ltd. (Slave Lake) O.C. 260/2012. -Sundance Forest Industries Ltd. assigned to West Fraser Millls Ltd. (Edson). Amendment to O.C. 564/2007 December 11, 2012. Date and time: 2013-04-01T00:00:00 Process step: Process step: Description: 2014.05 -Expansion of Vanderwell Contractors (1971) Ltd. FMA9700036. -Tolko Industries Ltd., Vanderwell Contractors (1971) Ltd. and West Fraser Mills Ltd. (Slave Lake) FMA0600043 removal of Bigstone TLE. -ALPAC Forest Products Incorporated FMA9100029 refined UDSR boundary and removed Dillon River Wildland Park. -Gordon Buchanan Enterprises Ltd. and Tolko Industries Ltd. FMA0200039 removed private lands. -Daishowa Marubeni International Ltd. (East) FMA0900044 removed private lands. -Tolko Industries Ltd., Footner Forest Products Ltd. and La Crete Sawmills Ltd. FMA0200040 removed private lands. Date and time: 2014-05-01T00:00:00 Process step: Process step: Description: 2014.11 -FMA_NAME: Gordon Buchanan Enterprises Ltd. and Tolko Industries Ltd. change to West Fraser Mills Ltd. and Tolko Industries Ltd. (FMA_CODE=G) Date and time: 2014-11-01T00:00:00 Process step: Process step: Description: 2016-11-01 a) Name changes: -ALPAC Forest Products Incorporated changed to Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc. -Manning Diversified Forest Products Ltd. changed to Manning Forest Products Ltd. -Tolko Industries Ltd., Footner Forest Products Ltd. and La Crete Sawmills Ltd. changed to Tolko Industries Ltd., Norbord Inc. and La Crete Sawmills Ltd. b) Road allowance adjustments along HRS TLE Bigstone: Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc. c) Daishowa-Marubeni International Ltd. (East) – removed remaining lands identified in 2011 for the Mackenzie County plan. d) Base feature hydro updates: ANC Timber Ltd., Blue Ridge Lumber Inc., Canadian Forest Products Ltd., West Fraser Mills Ltd. (Hinton), West Fraser Mills Ltd. (Edson), Weyerhaeuser Company Limited (Pembina Timberland). e) Base feature roads updates: Blue Ridge Lumber Inc., Canadian Forest Products Ltd., and Millar Western Forest Products Ltd. f) Municipal Titled lands updates: Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc., Blue Ridge Lumber Inc., Daishowa-Marubeni International Ltd. (East), Tolko Industries Ltd., Norbord Inc. and La Crete Sawmills Ltd., Vanderwell Contractors (1971) Ltd., West Fraser Mills Ltd. (Hinton), Weyerhaeuser Company Limited (Pembina Timberland). g) Private Titled lands updates: Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc., Tolko Industries Ltd., Norbord Inc. and La Crete Sawmills Ltd., Weyerhaeuser Company Limited (Grande Prairie), Weyerhaeuser Company Limited (Pembina Timberland). h) Disposition updates: -Tolko Industries Ltd., Vanderwell Contractors (1971) Ltd. and West Fraser Mills Ltd. (Slave Lake) – adjustment of boundary to re-include lands covered by PNT840619. i) SW 15-65-14-W5 transferred to Millar Western from Blue Ridge as per historical documentation. j) Updated 'Effective Date' field to reflect most recent status of Forest Management Agreements. Date and time: 2016-11-01T00:00:00 Process step: Process step: Description: 2017.03.01 a) Base Features – Hydro Update: Athabasca River, Sakwatamau River, Little Smoky River ANC Timber Ltd., Blue Ridge Lumber Inc., Canadian Forest Products Ltd., Millar Western Forest Products Ltd. b) Indian Reserves boundary adjustment: Blue Ridge Lumber Inc. (22 - 61 - 17 - W5, 26 - 61 - 17 - W5) c) Titled Lands adjustments c1) Titled Lands – Federal: Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc. (19 - 85 - 8 - W4) Spray Lake Sawmills (1980) Ltd. (20 - 19 - 4 - W5) West Fraser Mills Ltd. (Hinton) (36 - 50 - 26 - W5) c2) Titled Lands – Municipal: Millar Western Forest Products Ltd. (29 - 59 - 12 - W5, 31 - 59 - 12 - W5) c3) Titled Lands – Private: Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc. (9 - 92 - 10 - W4, 29 - 88 - 7 - W4) ANC Timber Ltd., Sundre Forest Products Inc. (2 - 61 - 22 - W5) Tolko Industries Ltd. (High Prairie) (9 - 83 - 9 - W5, 3 - 80 - 8 - W5, 36 - 78 - 8 - W5) Tolko Industries Ltd., Norbord Inc. and La Crete Sawmills Ltd. (25 - 106 - 4 - W6) Vanderwell Contractors (1971) Ltd. (20 - 70 - 1 - W5, 18 - 69 - 2 - W5) West Fraser Mills Ltd. (Edson) (28 - 52 - 18 - W5) West Fraser Mills Ltd. (Hinton) (2 - 51 - 26 - W5, 33 – 48 – 21 – W5, 22 – 48 – 21 – W5) West Fraser Mills Ltd. (Slave Lake) (35 - 73 - 8 - W5, 18 - 73 - 6 - W5) Weyerhaeuser Company Limited (Pembina Timberland) (2 - 53 - 19 - W5, 13 - 39 - 8 - W5, 13 - 39 - 8 - W5) d) FMA / FMU Realignment: Canadian Forest Products Ltd. (10 - 60 - 3 - W6) Millar Western Forest Products Ltd. (7 - 63 - 4 - W5) e) Attribute Tables: Web link changed to: http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/app21/forestrypage?cat1=Forest%20Management&cat2=Forest%20Management%20Agreements&cat3=FMA%20Holders Date and time: 2017-03-01T00:00:00 Process step: Process step: Description: 2018-06-06 Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc. -NE-25-T94-R11-W4 - Municipal titled lands -NE-26-T69-R12-W4 - Heart Lake Indian Reserve No. 167A, Federal titled lands LINC 0029704392, Piche River. Tolko Industries Ltd. (High Prairie) SE-4-79-10-W5 - Gift Lake Metis lands from FMU S19 and FMA. Tolko Industries Ltd., Norbord Inc. and La Crete Sawmills Ltd. NE-15-125-18-W5, SE-27-122-19-W5 - Municipal titled lands. Tolko Industries Ltd., Vanderwell Contractors (1971) Ltd. and West Fraser Mills Ltd. (Slave Lake) T79-R1-W5 and T80-R1-W5 -White Area lands (Provincial) returned to the FMA, correction of an FMA boundary change made in 2011.10 (removal of White Area from FMA). Background: 1) Wabasca Regional Integrated Decision in April, 1994 – proposed lands for conversion to White Area. 2) Ministerial Order 03/96 converted lands from Green to White Area. 3) Letter to previous FMA Holder in 1999 (Weyerhaeuser Canada Ltd.) stating that withdrawal of lands from the FMA will be carried out with the progression of public land sales, not in a single withdrawal, allowing continued access to merchantable timber for harvesting. West Fraser Mills Ltd. (Hinton) NW-20-49-26-W5 - Private titled lands. Weyerhaeuser Company Limited (Grande Prairie) -SE-16-T60-R5-W6 - Southview Provincial Recreation Area (O.C. 7/98). -NW-32-T58-R7-W6 - Sheep Creek Provincial Recreation Area (O.C. 7/98). Coincident vertice realigment with FMU boundary. Additional information for previous updates: 2017.03.06 SEC 10 and SEC 15 T71-R6-W5 - Realignment of FMA boundary with FMU S17 and S20. Date and time: 2018-06-06T00:00:00 Process step: Process step: Description: 2018-12-20 PROTECTED AREAS BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENTS Spray Lake Sawmills -Cataract Creek PRA - ¼ LSD adjustment (Section 26 of T15-R5-W5) Sundre Forest Products -Red Deer River PRA - corrected boundary to match Protected Areas Designations PKE Data. Boundaries aligned with Dispositions (FRD630001, and LOC1275). OC document for park used to identify defining features. (Section 13 of T31-R9-W5 and Section 13 of T31-R10-W5) -Swan Lake PRA (Section 26 of T36-R9-W5) West Fraser Mills Ltd. (Hinton) -Fairfax Lake PRA – ¼ LSD adjustment (Section 20 of T46-R18-W5) -Wildhay PRA – ¼ LSD adjustment (Section 29 of T52-R27-W5) Weyerhaeuser Company Limited (Grande Prairie) -Kakwa River PRA - ¼ LSD adjustment (Section 4 of T63-R4-W6) Lubicon Treaty Land Entitlement -Daishowa-Marubeni International Ltd. (East) Boundary exclusions within the following: T85-R14-W5, T86-R14-W5, T91-R13-W5, T94-R13-W5, T94-R14-W5, T95-R13-W5, T95-R14-W5. TITLED LANDS Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc. -Private Titled lands in Section 15 in 06-082-12-W4 (LINC 0011598498, 0015979073) – FMA boundary exclusion not in the correct location compared to other land parcels, dispositions and imagery – corrected location of exclusion. -Private titled lands and hydro in Section 26 of T66-R25-W4 (LINC 0023078983) REJECTED INDUSTRIAL LANDS Millar Western Forest Products Ltd. -Removal of MSL004922 footprint from FMA (Section 16 of T63-R04-W5). HYDRO BOUNDARY UPDATES Use AVIE to partially reshape edge of Brazeau Reservoir. West Fraser Mills Ltd. (Edson) -Sections 1, 2, 4, 8, 9, 14, 15, 22, and 23 of T46-R12-W5 Weyerhaeuser Company Limited (Pembina Timberland) -Section 31 of 45-11-W5, sections 23, 26, and 36 of T45-R12-W5, sections 6, 7 and 18 of T46-R11-W5, and section 1 of T46-R12-W5. Date and time: 2018-12-20T00:00:00 Process step: Process step: Description: 2019-01-17 FMA Holder Name Change -Daishowa-Marubeni International Ltd. (East) changed to Mercer Peace River Pulp Ltd. (East) - Effective January 14, 2019 -Daishowa-Marubeni International Ltd. (West) changed to Mercer Peace River Pulp Ltd. (West) - Effective January 14, 2019 Date and time: 2019-01-17T00:00:00 Process step: Process step: Description: 2020-0504 Summary of changes to FMA boundaries: -Removal of grazing leases from FMA boundaries. -Updates to river boundaries: Berland River, Athabasca River, and Little Smoky River. -Private land sale in Blue Ridge Lumber Inc. -Land amendment for Canadian Forest Products Ltd. The following are details of FMA boundary changes arranged according to FMA Holder, Legal location (Township and Range), overall boundary change, and specific details (titled land, disposition, existing hydrological boundary). Boundary reductions ANC Timber Ltd. TWP-056 RGE-01 MER-6 - HYDRO UPDATE - BERLAND RIVER TWP-057 RGE-01 MER-6 - HYDRO UPDATE - BERLAND RIVER TWP-057 RGE-21 MER-5 - HYDRO UPDATE - BERLAND RIVER TWP-057 RGE-26 MER-5 - HYDRO UPDATE - BERLAND RIVER TWP-057 RGE-27 MER-5 - HYDRO UPDATE - BERLAND RIVER TWP-058 RGE-20 MER-5 - HYDRO UPDATE - ATHABASCA RIVER TWP-058 RGE-20 MER-5 - HYDRO UPDATE - BERLAND RIVER TWP-058 RGE-21 MER-5 - HYDRO UPDATE - BERLAND RIVER TWP-058 RGE-22 MER-5 - HYDRO UPDATE - BERLAND RIVER TWP-058 RGE-23 MER-5 - HYDRO UPDATE - BERLAND RIVER TWP-058 RGE-24 MER-5 - HYDRO UPDATE - BERLAND RIVER TWP-058 RGE-25 MER-5 - HYDRO UPDATE - BERLAND RIVER TWP-058 RGE-26 MER-5 - HYDRO UPDATE - BERLAND RIVER TWP-060 RGE-20 MER-5 - HYDRO UPDATE - LITTLE SMOKY RIVER TWP-061 RGE-20 MER-5 - HYDRO UPDATE - LITTLE SMOKY RIVER TWP-062 RGE-21 MER-5 - HYDRO UPDATE - LITTLE SMOKY RIVER Blue Ridge Lumber Inc. TWP-062 RGE-19 MER-5 - PLS130108 / LINC 0038379442 - LINC 0038379442 TWP-062 RGE-19 MER-5 - PLS130108 / LINC 0038379442 - PLS130108 TWP-062 RGE-19 MER-5 - PLS130108 / LINC 0038379450 - DPL982218 TWP-062 RGE-19 MER-5 - PLS130108 / LINC 0038379450 - LINC 0038379450 TWP-062 RGE-19 MER-5 - PLS130108 / LINC 0038379450 - LOC122408 TWP-062 RGE-19 MER-5 - PLS130108 / LINC 0038379450 - MSL122474 TWP-062 RGE-19 MER-5 - PLS130108 / LINC 0038379450 - PLA090803 TWP-062 RGE-19 MER-5 - PLS130108 / LINC 0038379450 - PLA130134 TWP-062 RGE-19 MER-5 - PLS130108 / LINC 0038379450 - PLA130364 TWP-062 RGE-19 MER-5 - PLS130108 / LINC 0038379450 - PLS130108 TWP-062 RGE-19 MER-5 - PLS130108 / LINC 0038379450 - RDS900017 TWP-062 RGE-19 MER-5 - PLS130108 / LINC 0038379450 - ROAD ALLOWANCES TWP-062 RGE-20 MER-5 - LINEWORK CORRECTION - LINC 0015023765 TWP-063 RGE-19 MER-5 - PLS130108 / LINC 0038379450 - PLS130108 TWP-063 RGE-19 MER-5 - PLS130108 / LINC 0038379450 - RDS900017 Canadian Forest Products Ltd. TWP-069 RGE-01 MER-6 - GRAZING LEASE REMOVAL - GRL37017 Mercer Peace River Pulp Ltd. (East) TWP-082 RGE-18 MER-5 - GRAZING LEASE REMOVAL - GRL39406 TWP-082 RGE-18 MER-5 - GRAZING LEASE REMOVAL - ROAD ALLOWANCES Millar Western Forest Products Ltd. TWP-059 RGE-10 MER-5 - LINEWORK CORRECTION - LINC 0022179063 Sundre Forest Products Inc. TWP-038 RGE-09 MER-5 - GRAZING LEASE REMOVAL - GRL40403 TWP-038 RGE-09 MER-5 - GRAZING LEASE REMOVAL - RRD8420005 Tolko Industries Ltd. (High Prairie) TWP-075 RGE-24 MER-5 - GRAZING LEASE REMOVAL - GRL39876 TWP-075 RGE-24 MER-5 - GRAZING LEASE REMOVAL - HYDRO DATA - BASE FEATURES TWP-075 RGE-24 MER-5 - GRAZING LEASE REMOVAL - ROAD ALLOWANCES TWP-075 RGE-25 MER-5 - GRAZING LEASE REMOVAL - GRL39736 TWP-075 RGE-25 MER-5 - GRAZING LEASE REMOVAL - GRL39876 TWP-075 RGE-25 MER-5 - GRAZING LEASE REMOVAL - ROAD ALLOWANCES TWP-076 RGE-23 MER-5 - GRAZING LEASE REMOVAL - GRL030006 TWP-076 RGE-24 MER-5 - GRAZING LEASE REMOVAL - GRL36005 TWP-076 RGE-24 MER-5 - GRAZING LEASE REMOVAL - GRL39876 TWP-076 RGE-24 MER-5 - GRAZING LEASE REMOVAL - HYDRO DATA - BASE FEATURES TWP-076 RGE-24 MER-5 - GRAZING LEASE REMOVAL - ROAD ALLOWANCES TWP-076 RGE-25 MER-5 - GRAZING LEASE REMOVAL - GRL36005 TWP-076 RGE-25 MER-5 - GRAZING LEASE REMOVAL - HYDRO DATA - BASE FEATURES TWP-076 RGE-25 MER-5 - GRAZING LEASE REMOVAL - ROAD ALLOWANCES TWP-076 RGE-26 MER-5 - GRAZING LEASE REMOVAL - DLO961506 TWP-076 RGE-26 MER-5 - GRAZING LEASE REMOVAL - GRL36005 TWP-076 RGE-26 MER-5 - GRAZING LEASE REMOVAL - GRL36578 TWP-076 RGE-26 MER-5 - GRAZING LEASE REMOVAL - ROAD ALLOWANCES TWP-076 RGE-26 MER-5 - GRAZING LEASE REMOVAL - SML960058 TWP-077 RGE-02 MER-6 - GRAZING LEASE REMOVAL - GRL37531 TWP-077 RGE-02 MER-6 - GRAZING LEASE REMOVAL - GRL37557 TWP-077 RGE-02 MER-6 - GRAZING LEASE REMOVAL - ROAD ALLOWANCES TWP-077 RGE-03 MER-6 - GRAZING LEASE REMOVAL - GRL37557 TWP-077 RGE-03 MER-6 - GRAZING LEASE REMOVAL - ROAD ALLOWANCES TWP-077 RGE-23 MER-5 - GRAZING LEASE REMOVAL - GRL920052 TWP-077 RGE-23 MER-5 - GRAZING LEASE REMOVAL - HYDRO DATA - BASE FEATURES TWP-077 RGE-23 MER-5 - GRAZING LEASE REMOVAL - ROAD ALLOWANCES TWP-077 RGE-24 MER-5 - GRAZING LEASE REMOVAL - GRL920052 TWP-077 RGE-24 MER-5 - GRAZING LEASE REMOVAL - HYDRO DATA - BASE FEATURES TWP-077 RGE-24 MER-5 - GRAZING LEASE REMOVAL - STRANDED FRAGMENTS TWP-077 RGE-25 MER-5 - GRAZING LEASE REMOVAL - GRL34658 TWP-077 RGE-25 MER-5 - GRAZING LEASE REMOVAL - GRL36005 TWP-077 RGE-25 MER-5 - GRAZING LEASE REMOVAL - HYDRO DATA - BASE FEATURES TWP-077 RGE-25 MER-5 - GRAZING LEASE REMOVAL - MSL1314 TWP-077 RGE-25 MER-5 - GRAZING LEASE REMOVAL - PLA920466 TWP-077 RGE-25 MER-5 - GRAZING LEASE REMOVAL - PLA950845 TWP-077 RGE-25 MER-5 - GRAZING LEASE REMOVAL - ROAD ALLOWANCES TWP-077 RGE-25 MER-5 - GRAZING LEASE REMOVAL - ROE6625 Tolko Industries Ltd., Norbord Inc. and La Crete Sawmills Ltd. TWP-098 RGE-10 MER-5 - LINEWORK CORRECTION - PNT920294 TWP-108 RGE-10 MER-6 - LINEWORK CORRECTION - HYDRO DATA - BASE FEATURES TWP-111 RGE-19 MER-5 - LINEWORK CORRECTION - ROAD ALLOWANCES TWP-111 RGE-19 MER-5 - LINEWORK CORRECTION - RRD1937LZ West Fraser Mills Ltd. (Hinton) TWP-056 RGE-01 MER-6 - HYDRO UPDATE - BERLAND RIVER TWP-056 RGE-17 MER-5 - GRAZING LEASE REMOVAL - GRL40252 TWP-057 RGE-01 MER-6 - HYDRO UPDATE - BERLAND RIVER TWP-057 RGE-21 MER-5 - HYDRO UPDATE - BERLAND RIVER TWP-057 RGE-26 MER-5 - HYDRO UPDATE - BERLAND RIVER TWP-057 RGE-27 MER-5 - HYDRO UPDATE - BERLAND RIVER TWP-058 RGE-21 MER-5 - HYDRO UPDATE - BERLAND RIVER TWP-058 RGE-22 MER-5 - HYDRO UPDATE - BERLAND RIVER TWP-058 RGE-23 MER-5 - HYDRO UPDATE - BERLAND RIVER TWP-058 RGE-24 MER-5 - HYDRO UPDATE - BERLAND RIVER TWP-058 RGE-25 MER-5 - HYDRO UPDATE - BERLAND RIVER TWP-058 RGE-26 MER-5 - HYDRO UPDATE - BERLAND RIVER West Fraser Mills Ltd. (Slave Lake) TWP-072 RGE-06 MER-5 - GRAZING LEASE REMOVAL - GRL39777 Weyerhaeuser Company Limited (Grande Prairie) TWP-067 RGE-05 MER-6 - GRAZING LEASE REMOVAL - GRL37491 TWP-068 RGE-05 MER-6 - GRAZING LEASE REMOVAL - GRL37795 TWP-068 RGE-06 MER-6 - GRAZING LEASE REMOVAL - GRL37795 TWP-068 RGE-06 MER-6 - GRAZING LEASE REMOVAL - RRD8620713 Weyerhaeuser Company Limited (Pembina Timberland) TWP-041 RGE-08 MER-5 - GRAZING LEASE REMOVAL - GRL15897 TWP-043 RGE-05 MER-5 - GRAZING LEASE REMOVAL - GRL800698 TWP-043 RGE-05 MER-5 - GRAZING LEASE REMOVAL - RRD2639PX TWP-044 RGE-05 MER-5 - GRAZING LEASE REMOVAL - GRL800698 TWP-044 RGE-05 MER-5 - GRAZING LEASE REMOVAL - ROAD ALLOWANCES TWP-052 RGE-20 MER-5 - TITLED LANDS - LINC 0026816900 TWP-052 RGE-20 MER-5 - TITLED LANDS - LINC 0035222884 TWP-052 RGE-20 MER-5 - TITLED LANDS - LINC 0035222892 TWP-053 RGE-16 MER-5 - TITLED LANDS - LINC 0027015339 TWP-053 RGE-16 MER-5 - TITLED LANDS - LINC 0027015347 TWP-053 RGE-16 MER-5 - TITLED LANDS - LINC 0027015355 TWP-053 RGE-16 MER-5 - TITLED LANDS - LINC 0027015362 TWP-053 RGE-16 MER-5 - TITLED LANDS - LINC 0027015370 TWP-053 RGE-16 MER-5 - TITLED LANDS - ROAD ALLOWANCES Boundary increases ANC Timber Ltd. TWP-056 RGE-01 MER-6 - HYDRO UPDATE - BERLAND RIVER TWP-057 RGE-01 MER-6 - HYDRO UPDATE - BERLAND RIVER TWP-057 RGE-21 MER-5 - HYDRO UPDATE - BERLAND RIVER TWP-057 RGE-26 MER-5 - HYDRO UPDATE - BERLAND RIVER TWP-057 RGE-27 MER-5 - HYDRO UPDATE - BERLAND RIVER TWP-058 RGE-20 MER-5 - HYDRO UPDATE - ATHABASCA RIVER TWP-058 RGE-20 MER-5 - HYDRO UPDATE - BERLAND RIVER TWP-058 RGE-21 MER-5 - HYDRO UPDATE - BERLAND RIVER TWP-058 RGE-22 MER-5 - HYDRO UPDATE - BERLAND RIVER TWP-058 RGE-23 MER-5 - HYDRO UPDATE - BERLAND RIVER TWP-058 RGE-24 MER-5 - HYDRO UPDATE - BERLAND RIVER TWP-058 RGE-25 MER-5 - HYDRO UPDATE - BERLAND RIVER TWP-058 RGE-26 MER-5 - HYDRO UPDATE - BERLAND RIVER TWP-059 RGE-19 MER-5 - HYDRO UPDATE - ATHABASCA RIVER TWP-060 RGE-20 MER-5 - HYDRO UPDATE - LITTLE SMOKY RIVER TWP-061 RGE-20 MER-5 - HYDRO UPDATE - LITTLE SMOKY RIVER TWP-062 RGE-21 MER-5 - HYDRO UPDATE - LITTLE SMOKY RIVER TWP-063 RGE-20 MER-5 - HYDRO UPDATE - LITTLE SMOKY RIVER Canadian Forest Products Ltd. TWP-060 RGE-03 MER-6 - LAND ADDITION - Tolko Industries Ltd. (High Prairie) TWP-076 RGE-24 MER-5 - LAND ADDITION - West Fraser Mills Ltd. (Hinton) TWP-056 RGE-01 MER-6 - HYDRO UPDATE - BERLAND RIVER TWP-057 RGE-01 MER-6 - HYDRO UPDATE - BERLAND RIVER TWP-057 RGE-21 MER-5 - HYDRO UPDATE - BERLAND RIVER TWP-057 RGE-26 MER-5 - HYDRO UPDATE - BERLAND RIVER TWP-057 RGE-27 MER-5 - HYDRO UPDATE - BERLAND RIVER TWP-058 RGE-20 MER-5 - HYDRO UPDATE - BERLAND RIVER TWP-058 RGE-21 MER-5 - HYDRO UPDATE - BERLAND RIVER TWP-058 RGE-22 MER-5 - HYDRO UPDATE - BERLAND RIVER TWP-058 RGE-23 MER-5 - HYDRO UPDATE - BERLAND RIVER TWP-058 RGE-24 MER-5 - HYDRO UPDATE - BERLAND RIVER TWP-058 RGE-25 MER-5 - HYDRO UPDATE - BERLAND RIVER TWP-058 RGE-26 MER-5 - HYDRO UPDATE - BERLAND RIVER Weyerhaeuser Company Limited (Grande Prairie) TWP-067 RGE-04 MER-6 - LINEWORK CORRECTION - TWP-067 RGE-05 MER-6 - LINEWORK CORRECTION - Weyerhaeuser Company Limited (Pembina Timberland) TWP-044 RGE-05 MER-5 - LINEWORK CORRECTION Date and time: 2020-05-04T00:00:00 Processor: Responsible party: Individual name: Forest Stewardship and Trade Branch Organisation name: Forestry Division, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Contact info: missing Role: Role code: processor Process step: Process step: Description: 2021-03-08 Hydro Boundary update Weyerhaeuser Company Limited (Grande Prairie) - Smoky River --TWP-059 RGE-05 MER-6, TWP-058 RGE-07 MER-6, TWP-060 RGE-05 MER-6, TWP-059 RGE-06 MER-6, TWP-059 RGE-07 MER-6 Canadian Forest Products Ltd. - Simonette River --TWP-060 RGE-03 MER-6 Boundary Source Data re-alignment Minor adjustments to fit with source data defining the FMA boundaries. West Fraser Mills Ltd. (Hinton) --TWP-048 RGE-22 MER-5 (exclusion of RRD7520775 / ROW15) Sundre Forest Products Inc. --TWP-034 RGE-08 MER-5 (realignment with REC910009) --TWP-031 RGE-09 MER-5, TWP-031 RGE-10 MER-5 (realignment with FRD630001) Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc. --TWP-080 RGE-13 MER-4 (Return fragment of RRD1720246, no other data to explain exclusion) Weyerhaeuser Company Limited (Pembina Timberland) --TWP-046 RGE-09 MER-5 (realignment with SML000046) Millar Western Forest Products Ltd. --TWP-058 RGE-12 MER-5 (realignment with FRD600018, and EZE3105) Date and time: 2021-03-08T00:00:00 Process step: Process step: Description: 2021-0720 Release of new FMA Boundary: Crowsnest Forest Products Ltd. Effective date 2021-0501. Update attributes table: WEB_LINK - updated website link. Date and time: 2021-07-20T00:00:00 Process step: Process step: Description: 2021-1202 Linework updates following updates to FMU Boundaries. Adjustment of boundary linework along titled lands. Millar Western Forest Products Ltd. (TWP-060 RGE-12 MER-5) Millar Western Forest Products Ltd. (TWP-060 RGE-13 MER-5) Millar Western Forest Products Ltd. (TWP-059 RGE-12 MER-5) West Fraser Mills Ltd. (Edson) (TWP-052 RGE-18 MER-5) Weyerhaeuser Company Limited (Pembina Timberland) (TWP-055 RGE-15 MER-5) Date and time: 2021-12-02T00:00:00 Process step: Process step: Description: 2022-0325 FMA name change from Millar Western Forest Products Ltd. to Canfor (Whitecourt) Forest Products Ltd. Name change on Forest Management Agreement document February 25, 2022. Date and time: 2022-03-25T00:00:00 Process step: Process step: Description: Attributes change: FMA0200040 effective date 2022-05-01 FMA0200039 effective date 2022-03-05 FMA6900016 effective date 2022-05-01 FMA0900046 effective date 2022-05-01 FMA9000028 FMA_Name change from West Fraser Mills Ltd. (Slave Lake) to Millar Western Forest Products Ltd.
                  
Spatial change: FMA0200040: align with FMU update (Provincial polygon); remove titled land on TWP-122 RGE-20 MER-5 FMA9700033: align with FMU update (Metis Settlement) FMA0200039: align with FMU update (Metis Settlement) FMA0200041: align with FMU update (Metis Settlement) FMA9000028: align with FMU update (Metis Settlement) FMA6900016: remove titled land on TWP -067 RGE-05 MER-6 Date and time: 2024-04-22T00:00:00 Source: Source: Description: Forest Management Agreement Area boundary is built by selecting and putting available Source Data (described below) into an edit environment to assemble the Geoadministrative Areas (GA) boundary. The GA boundary built uses Base Features (BF) Source Data which includes arc layers of Alberta Township System (ATS), Hydrography, Hypsography and Access. In cases where BF Source Data does not exist, Spatial Data Warehouse (SDW) Cadastral Source Data including block, lot, plan, ownership and right-of-way are used. Legal Subdivision (LSD) arcs supplied by SDW are also used. ATS data layer is considered to be the foundation by which all other Source Data should be registered with when the GA boundary layer is compiled. The Cadastral Source Data maintained by SDW is used in the hierarchy order of block, lot, plan and right-of-way; regardless which version it is. The SDW cadastral representation of ATS and Hydrography is not used. The SDW LSD arcs are used for boundary segments that are interpreted as aligning with legal subdivision lines according to the defining document, but the representation of Section, Quarter Section and Road Allowance are not allowed to be used as these lines should be derived from the BF ATS Source Data. If none of the above Source Data is available and the defining document refers a specific elevation or contour, Hypsography contour data is used. If no source arc for the particular contour or elevation exists, interpolation of the contours or elevation graphically is obtained by averaging between successive contours on either side of the range of elevation values. If the defining document describes a mountain peak, interpretation of the contours to determine the highest point of the peak is determined or in certain cases a spot height point in the Hypsography cartographic layer is used to identify the peak. If the defining document describes a boundary segment as Height-of-Land (HOL), HOL data is captured by digitization or graphical construction. In cases if the GA boundary is described, but no Source Data is available except from a digital reference file provided by data authority, with data authority's expressed permission, arcs are copied from the digital reference file. Segments of the boundary which adjoin to Provincial Boundary or National Park, arcs are copied from these 2 layers to define the GA boundary so that the layer does conform to these 2 key layers.
                  
Once all the Source Data has been copied and put into the edit environment, Constructed arcs are used to close polygon in cases where a gap between 2 Source Data arcs exceeds 0.001 meters. If a gap is less than 0.001 meters, one of the Source Data is extended to close the polygon, in accordance with the Source Data edit hierarchy i.e. with the highest order of importance to the least importance which is in the order of ATS, Hydrography, Hypsography, SDW data, Access, Height-of-Land or digitized arcs and digital reference file. Spatial relationship of the boundary layer compiled is maintained with the Base Features (BF) Source data and other Source Data with the geometry of all the Source Data remains unaltered throughout the editing process. Edit tolerance is set to zero for node snap and arc snap. The GA polygons compiled have all the linework precisely closed. Attribute tables are created according to item definition, with only one label point exists per GA polygon. Clean processes on the Source Data beyond the tolerances specified above is prohibited. Source Data is edited manually in order to maintain polygon topology using BUILD processes. After polygons are built, they are attributed according to the Base Features GA Specification table standard i.e. CODE and NAME. Source citation: Citation: Title: Base Features Access Alternate title: Base Features Access Date: missing Cited responsible party: missing
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