Abstract: 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 Saskatchewan and upper Red Deer River Basins of Alberta, Canada for the period 1961-2016. This dataset of forest harvest areas was created using three data sources obtained from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry: The AVI (Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, 2017a), the Post Inventory Final Cutblocks layer (Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, 2017b), and Regional Forestry Cultblock data (obtained directly from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, March 2018). For further details, see report entitled “Land use, climate change and ecological responses in the Upper North Saskatchewan and Upper Red Deer River Basins: A scientific assessment”, available at: https://open.alberta.ca/publications/9781460140697. Please note: this legacy dataset will not be updated. For questions regarding the data, please contact AEP.Data@gov.ab.ca.
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      06F32CA8-A49B-4050-92D8-69B0A977C735
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      eng
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          Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
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          Science Branch, Environmental Monitoring and Science Division
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                  9888 Jasper Avenue NW; 10th Floor
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                  Edmonton
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                  Alberta
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                  T5J5C6
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                  CA
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              0815 - 1630, Monday to Friday
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  Date stamp: 

      2018-08-16
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      NAP - Metadata
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      1.2
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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: 19240
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Reference system info:

Reference system: Reference system identifier: RS Identifier: Authority: Citation: Title: EPSG Geodetic Parameter Registry Date: Date: Date: 2016-07-13 Date type: Date type code: publication Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Individual name: OGP Geomatics Committee Contact info: missing Role: Role code: custodian Code: 3400 Code Space: EPSG Version: 8.6.2
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Identification info:

Data identification: Citation: Citation: Title: Upper North Saskatchewan and Upper Red Deer River Basin Forest Harvest Areas Date: Date: Date: 2018-07-16 Date type: Date type code: creation Date: Date: Date: 2018-07-27 Date type: Date type code: publication Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta Position name: Science Branch, Environmental Monitoring and Science Division Contact info: Contact: Address: Address: Delivery point: 9888 Jasper Avenue NW; 10th Floor City: Edmonton Administrative area: Alberta Postal code: T5J5C6 Country: Country: CA Hours of service: 0815 - 1630, Monday to Friday Role: Role code: publisher Presentation form: Presentation form code: mapDigital Abstract: 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 Saskatchewan and upper Red Deer River Basins of Alberta, Canada for the period 1961-2016. This dataset of forest harvest areas was created using three data sources obtained from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry: The AVI (Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, 2017a), the Post Inventory Final Cutblocks layer (Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, 2017b), and Regional Forestry Cultblock data (obtained directly from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, March 2018). For further details, see report entitled “Land use, climate change and ecological responses in the Upper North Saskatchewan and Upper Red Deer River Basins: A scientific assessment”, available at: https://open.alberta.ca/publications/9781460140697. Please note: this legacy dataset will not be updated. For questions regarding the data, please contact AEP.Data@gov.ab.ca. Purpose: This dataset was created to support spatial analyses of forest harvest areas in the Upper North Saskatchewan and Upper Red Deer River Basins region for the Alberta Environment and Parks report entitled “Land use, climate change and ecological responses in the Upper North Saskatchewan and Upper Red Deer River Basins: A scientific assessment”, available at: https://open.alberta.ca/publications/9781460140697. This report provides an objective review and synthesis of published scientific data and information of relevance in examining the environmental impacts associated with human activities Upper North Saskatchewan and Upper Red Deer River Basins, Alberta, Canada. Status: Progress code: completed Point of contact: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta Position name: Science Branch, Environmental Monitoring and Science Division Contact info: Contact: Address: Address: Delivery point: 9888 Jasper Avenue NW; 10th Floor City: Edmonton Administrative area: Alberta Postal code: T5J5C6 Country: Country: CA Hours of service: 0815 - 1630, Monday to Friday Role: Role code: publisher Resource maintenance: Maintenance information: Maintenance and update frequency: Maintenance frequency code: notPlanned Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: Bighorn, Alberta, Rocky Mountains Type: Keyword type code: place Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: forest harvest, logging, cutblock, forestry, anthropogenic, human footprint Type: Keyword type code: theme Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: Downloadable Data Thesaurus name: uuidref: 723f6998-058e-11dc-8314-0800200c9a66 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 http://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 http://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 under the Government of Alberta Data and Information Security Classification Classification system: Government of Alberta Data and Information Security Classification Handling description: https://imtpolicy.sp.alberta.ca/standards/pdf/Data-and-Information-Security-Classification-Standard_2021.pdf Aggregation Info: AggregateInformation: Aggregate Data Set Name: Citation: Title: Ecological response to land use and human activities in the eastern slopes of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains: A scientific assessment Date: Date: Date: 2018-08-20 Date type: Date type code: publication Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta Position name: Science Branch, Environmental Monitoring and Science Division Contact info: Contact: Address: Address: Delivery point: 9888 Jasper Avenue NW; 10th Floor City: Edmonton Administrative area: Alberta Postal code: T5J5C6 Country: Country: CA Hours of service: 0815 - 1630, Monday to Friday Role: Role code: publisher Association Type: Association type code: crossReference Spatial representation type: Spatial representation type code: vector Spatial resolution: Resolution: Equivalent scale: Representative fraction: Denominator: 1000000 Language: Language Code: eng Character set: Character set code: utf8 Topic category: Topic category code: environment Topic category: Topic category code: biota Topic category: Topic category code: economy Environment description: Version 6.2 (Build 9200) ; Esri ArcGIS 10.3.1.4959 Extent: Extent: Description: The extent of this dataset includes the Upper North Saskatchewan and Upper Red Deer River Basins, Alberta, as described in “Ecological response to land use and human activities in the eastern slopes of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains: A scientific assessment”. Geographic element: Geographic bounding box: Extent type code: true West bound longitude: -117.420403 East bound longitude: -114.549333 South bound latitude: 51.406357 North bound latitude: 53.051477 Temporal element: Temporal extent: Extent: Time period: Begin date: 1961-01-01T00:00:00 End date: 2016-12-31T00:00:00 Extent: Extent: Geographic element: Geographic bounding box: Extent type code: true West bound longitude: -116.899852 East bound longitude: -114.581205 South bound latitude: 51.444229 North bound latitude: 53.056432
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DISTRIBUTION INFO:

Distribution: Distribution format: Format: Name: File Geodatabase Feature Class Version: 1.0 Distribution format: Format: Name: File Geodatabase Version: 1.0 Distributor: Distributor: Distributor contact: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta Position name: Science Branch, Environmental Monitoring and Science Division Contact info: Contact: Address: Address: Delivery point: 9888 Jasper Avenue NW; 10th Floor City: Edmonton Administrative area: Alberta Postal code: T5J5C6 Country: Country: CA Hours of service: 0815 - 1630, Monday to Friday Contact instructions: Please note: this legacy dataset will not be updated. For questions regarding the data, please contact AEP.Data@gov.ab.ca. Role: Role code: publisher Transfer options: Digital transfer options: Units of distribution: MB Transfer size: 40 Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/srd/geodiscover/srd_pub/environment/EMSD/UNSRRSR_ForestH.gdb.zip Protocol: FTP Name: UNSRRSR_ForestH.gdb Description: Forest Harvest Areas in the Upper North Saskatchewan and Upper Red Deer River Basins Function: Online function code: download
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Data quality info:

Data quality: Scope: Scope: Hierarchy level: Scope code: dataset Lineage: Lineage: Statement: This dataset was created using a compilation of three data sources. These included: the AVI (Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, 2017a), the Post Inventory Final Cutblocks layer (Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, 2017b) and Regional Forestry Cutblock data (Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, March 2018). For further details see “Ecological response to land use and human activities in the eastern slopes of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains: A scientific assessment”. Process step: Process step: Description: This dataset of forest harvest areas was created using three data sources obtained by Alberta Agriculture and Forestry; the AVI (Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, 2017a), the Post Inventory Final Cutblocks layer (Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, 2017b) and Regional Forestry Cutblock data (obtained Alberta Agriculture and Forestry on March 9, 2018). To calculate the total forest harvest areas in the study area since 1961 we created a compiled Forest Harvest Areas dataset. First, the three datasets were clipped to the study area boundary. All cutblock records were extracted from the AVIE dataset by selecting any records with a modification code of ‘CC’ for clear cut. Both the Regional Forestry Cutblock dataset and the Post Inventory Final Cutblocks dataset had an attribute field called Harvest Year which represents the date of harvest. For extracted records from the AVIE dataset, the Harvest Year was calculated as the modification year. Where no date was available in the modification year the Harvest Year was calculated as the origin year, where origin year >= 1980. Else the Harvest Year was calculated as the understory origin year. For the records where the origin year was <1980 and no understory origin year was recorded, the Harvest year was calculated as the Photography year if the Seral stage was either Regen or Young, else it was calculated as Origin year. A source field was added to each of the three datasets, and calculated as the name of the dataset. The three forest harvest inventories were then merged, keeping only the Source and Harvest Year fields. The final step in creating this compiled Forest Harvest dataset was to remove any records older than 1961, and to dissolve by both Source and Age fields.For further details see “Ecological response to land use and human activities in the eastern slopes of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains: A scientific assessment”.
                  
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. 2017a. Alberta Vegetation Inventory (AVI). [Vector digital data]. Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Government of Alberta. Available from: https://geodiscover.alberta.ca/geoportal/catalog/search/resource/details.page?uuid=%7B3DBCFA02-E97A-4059-9414-1ED8E0700E80%7D (Accessed March 1, 2018)
                  
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. 2017b. Alberta Vegetation Inventory (AVI) Post inventory cutblocks. Vector digital data. Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Government of Alberta. Available from: https://geodiscover.alberta.ca/geoportal/catalog/search/resource/details.page?uuid=%7BF660E31D-DDCE-4277-9CD5-2C110B99B1F5%7D (Accessed March 1, 2018). Date and time: 2018-07-16T00:00:00 Processor: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta Position name: Science Branch, Environmental Monitoring and Science Division Contact info: Contact: Address: Address: Delivery point: 9888 Jasper Avenue NW; 10th Floor City: Edmonton Administrative area: Alberta Postal code: T5J5C6 Country: Country: CA Hours of service: 0815 - 1630, Monday to Friday Role: Role code: publisher
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Metadata maintenance:

Maintenance information: Maintenance and update frequency: Maintenance frequency code: notPlanned
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