Abstract: Alberta Environment and Parks developed an Interior habitat indicator for the province of Alberta. The indicator is the percentage area outside of a set distance from human footprint, and can be calculated for the entire province or a specific area where human footprint data are available. This dataset provides values for all Hydrologic Unit Code 8 (HUC 8) watersheds in Alberta for 2010, 2014, 2016 and 2018. The distance at which an area was considered interior habitat was estimated using rounded buffers from the edges of the wall-to-wall Human Footprint Inventories produced by the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI).
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      84C7D1AE-68B1-4CD7-919C-76B57B4F20F8
  Language: 
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      eng
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      utf8
  Hierarchy level: 
    Scope code: 
      dataset
  Metadata author: 
    Responsible party: 
      Organisation name: 
          Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
      Position name: 
          Lands Planning Branch, Lands Division
      Contact info: 
        Contact: 
          Address: 
            Address: 
              Delivery point: 
                  3rd Floor, South Petroleum Plaza
              Delivery point: 
                  9915 - 108 St NW
              City: 
                  Edmonton
              Administrative area: 
                  Alberta
              Postal code: 
                  T5K 2G8
              Country: 
                Country: 
                  CA
              Electronic mail address: 
                  EPA.Planning@gov.ab.ca
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          publisher
  Date stamp: 

      2022-05-02
  Metadata standard name: 
      NAP - Metadata
  Metadata standard version: 
      1.2
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Reference system info:

Reference system: Reference system identifier: RS Identifier: Code: 3400 Code Space: EPSG
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Identification info:

Data identification: Citation: Citation: Title: Interior Habitat Indicator for Alberta Date: Date: Date: 2022-05-02 Date type: Date type code: publication Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta Position name: Lands Planning Branch, Lands Division Contact info: Contact: Address: Address: Delivery point: 3rd Floor, South Petroleum Plaza Delivery point: 9915 - 108 St NW City: Edmonton Administrative area: Alberta Postal code: T5K 2G8 Country: Country: CA Electronic mail address: EPA.Planning@gov.ab.ca Role: Role code: originator Abstract: Alberta Environment and Parks developed an Interior habitat indicator for the province of Alberta. The indicator is the percentage area outside of a set distance from human footprint, and can be calculated for the entire province or a specific area where human footprint data are available. This dataset provides values for all Hydrologic Unit Code 8 (HUC 8) watersheds in Alberta for 2010, 2014, 2016 and 2018. The distance at which an area was considered interior habitat was estimated using rounded buffers from the edges of the wall-to-wall Human Footprint Inventories produced by the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI). Purpose: The Interior Habitat Indicator is intended to estimate the amount of habitat that lies outside the range of ecological influence of human footprints. The indicator supports evaluation and reporting on habitat conditions over time and provides information to support regional and sub-regional planning. Status: Progress code: completed Point of contact: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta Position name: Lands Planning Branch, Lands Division Contact info: Contact: Address: Address: Delivery point: 3rd Floor, South Petroleum Plaza Delivery point: 9915 - 108 St NW City: Edmonton Administrative area: Alberta Postal code: T5K 2G8 Country: Country: CA Electronic mail address: EPA.Planning@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: Interior habitat Keyword: Edge effects Keyword: Fixed buffer Keyword: Human footprint Keyword: Harvest area recovery Type: Keyword type code: theme Resource constraints: Legal constraints: Use constraints: Restriction code: license Other constraints: To access the data you must agree to the terms of the Open Government Licence - Alberta Resource constraints: Legal constraints: Access constraints: Restriction code: otherRestrictions 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 Language: Language Code: eng Character set: Character set code: utf8 Topic category: Topic category code: environment Extent: Extent: Geographic element: Geographic bounding box: West bound longitude: -120 East bound longitude: -110 South bound latitude: 49 North bound latitude: 60
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DISTRIBUTION INFO:

Distribution: Distribution format: Format: Name: ESRI Shapefile Version: 10.7.1 Specification: SHP File decompression technique: ZIP Distributor: Distributor: Distributor contact: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta Position name: Provincial Geospatial Centre Contact info: Contact: Phone: Telephone: Voice: 7804277374 Facsimile: 7804220712 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: AEP.Data@gov.ab.ca Role: Role code: distributor Transfer options: Digital transfer options: Units of distribution: MB Transfer size: 30 Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/srd/geodiscover/srd_pub/environment/InteriorHabitatIndicator.zip Protocol: FTP Name: Interior Habitat Indicator for Alberta (SHP) Description: Shapefile containing Interior Habitat Indicator dataset (ZIP) Function: Online function code: download
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Data quality info:

Data quality: Scope: Scope: Hierarchy level: Scope code: dataset Lineage: Lineage: Statement: The Interior habitat indicator can be used to support regional and subregional planning initiatives. A single 200m buffer was used except when there was a linear feature less than 20m wide, or when the human footprint was a forest harvest area. Narrow linear footprints (less than 20m wide) were buffered according to this formula: 200 * (0.25 + 0.75 * (footprint_width/20)). Harvested forest areas were buffered based on their age. If the area was harvested less than 60 years ago, the buffer was 200 * (1 - age/60). If the area was harvested between 60-80 years ago, no buffer was applied. Areas harvested more than 80 years ago were removed as footprints entirely.
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Metadata maintenance:

Maintenance information: Maintenance and update frequency: Maintenance frequency code: asNeeded
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