Abstract: A current Land Cover dataset, Wetland Inventory, Historical Wetland Inventory and Potential Restorable Wetland Inventory were created as part of this project. The land cover and wetland inventory for the Bow River Basin creates spatial information that can be used for land use planning, as well as for a range of other wetland monitoring, conservation and restoration initiatives. Considerations have been included in the report for the appropriate use for the data, along with suggestions for how the dataset can be used to assist with land use and conservation planning at local and regional scales. The wetland inventory dataset is not intended to replace site specific or local information to describe wetland type, area and location. The restorable wetland inventory was created through a combination of manual and semi-automated procedures. Potential restorable wetlands were identified through manual interpretation of high resolution ESRI (ArcGIS) Basemap and Google Earth imagery at 1:10,000 scale to identify wetland basins that appeared to be impacted by a drainage features. This inventory estimates locations where there is a high likelihood that wetlands have been impacted by drainage activity, and where those wetlands may be eligible for restoration under the provincial Wetland Restoration Program. This data can be used to identify locations where there is a high probably of a restorable basin being present; however, all locations should be verified in the field prior to making management or restoration decisions based on the data.
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      5FB97D95-9A3C-401F-BE3B-81C657845E47
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      eng
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      utf8
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      dataset
  Metadata author: 
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      Organisation name: 
          Alberta Environment and Protected Areas, Government of Alberta
      Position name: 
          Lands Policy and Programs Branch, Lands Division
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                  3rd Floor, South Petroleum Plaza
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                  9915 108 Street
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                  Edmonton
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                  Alberta
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                  T5K 2G8
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                  CA
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                  WRRP@gov.ab.ca
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  Date stamp: 

      2023-09-12
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      NAP - Metadata
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      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: Project Returns for Regional Wetland Datasets for the Bow River Basin Date: Date: Date: 2023-03-20 Date type: Date type code: creation Date: Date: Date: 2023-09-11 Date type: Date type code: publication Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Environment and Protected Areas, Government of Alberta Position name: Lands Policy and Programs Branch, Lands Division Contact info: Contact: Address: Address: Delivery point: 3rd Floor, South Petroleum Plaza Delivery point: 9915 108 Street City: Edmonton Administrative area: Alberta Postal code: T5K 2G8 Country: Country: CA Electronic mail address: WRRP@gov.ab.ca Role: Role code: originator Abstract: A current Land Cover dataset, Wetland Inventory, Historical Wetland Inventory and Potential Restorable Wetland Inventory were created as part of this project. The land cover and wetland inventory for the Bow River Basin creates spatial information that can be used for land use planning, as well as for a range of other wetland monitoring, conservation and restoration initiatives. Considerations have been included in the report for the appropriate use for the data, along with suggestions for how the dataset can be used to assist with land use and conservation planning at local and regional scales. The wetland inventory dataset is not intended to replace site specific or local information to describe wetland type, area and location. The restorable wetland inventory was created through a combination of manual and semi-automated procedures. Potential restorable wetlands were identified through manual interpretation of high resolution ESRI (ArcGIS) Basemap and Google Earth imagery at 1:10,000 scale to identify wetland basins that appeared to be impacted by a drainage features. This inventory estimates locations where there is a high likelihood that wetlands have been impacted by drainage activity, and where those wetlands may be eligible for restoration under the provincial Wetland Restoration Program. This data can be used to identify locations where there is a high probably of a restorable basin being present; however, all locations should be verified in the field prior to making management or restoration decisions based on the data. Purpose: This GIS-based assessment allows for a general assessment of land cover, regional wetland datasets and potential restorable wetlands for the Bow River Basin. Credit: Fiera Biological Consulting Ltd.; Miistakis Institute; Bow River Basin Council; City of Calgary. Status: Progress code: completed Point of contact: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Environment and Protected Areas, Government of Alberta Position name: Lands Policy and Programs Branch, Lands Division Contact info: Contact: Address: Address: Delivery point: 3rd Floor, South Petroleum Plaza Delivery point: 9915 108 Street City: Edmonton Administrative area: Alberta Postal code: T5K 2G8 Country: Country: CA Electronic mail address: WRRP@gov.ab.ca Role: Role code: pointOfContact Resource maintenance: Maintenance information: Maintenance and update frequency: Maintenance frequency code: notPlanned Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: Alberta, Canada Keyword: Bow River Basin Type: Keyword type code: place Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: Wetlands Keyword: Land cover Keyword: Restorable wetlands Keyword: Land use planning Keyword: Wetlands monitoring Keyword: Conservation Keyword: Restoration Type: Keyword type code: theme 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 Non-Commercial - Alberta, in force as of the date you accessed the information, found at https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/srd/geodiscover/srd_pub/NonCommercialLicence.pdf Resource constraints: Legal constraints: Access constraints: Restriction code: otherRestrictions Other constraints: To access the data you must agree to the terms of the Non-Commercial Licence - Alberta Resource constraints: Legal constraints: Use limitation: Distribution Liability: 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 Aggregation Info: AggregateInformation: Aggregate Data Set Name: Citation: Title: Creation of Land Cover and Wetland Inventory Datasets for the Bow River Basin Date: Date: Date: 2022-02-01 Date type: Date type code: publication Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Fiera Biological Consulting Ltd. Role: Role code: publisher Association Type: Association type code: crossReference Language: Language Code: eng Character set: Character set code: utf8 Topic category: Topic category code: biota Topic category: Topic category code: environment Extent: Extent: Geographic element: Geographic bounding box: West bound longitude: -115.578146 East bound longitude: -110.881618 South bound latitude: 49.89051 North bound latitude: 51.707806
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DISTRIBUTION INFO:

Distribution: Distribution format: Format: Name: File Geodatabase Version: 10.7.1 Specification: FGDB File decompression technique: ZIP Distributor: Distributor: Distributor contact: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Environment and Protected Areas, 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: 405 Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/srd/geodiscover/srd_pub/environment/Wetland/BRB_RegionalWetlandDatasets.zip Protocol: FTP Name: Bow River Basin Landcover and Wetlands (FGDB) Description: FGDB containing Bow River Basin Regional Wetland dataset (ZIP) Function: Online function code: download Transfer options: Digital transfer options: Units of distribution: MB Transfer size: 20 Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/srd/geodiscover/srd_pub/environment/Wetland/BRB_LandCoverAndWetlandFinalReport.pdf Protocol: FTP Name: Creation of Land Cover and Wetland Inventory Datasets for the Bow River Basin Final Report (PDF) Description: PDF document containing Land Cover and Wetland Inventory Datasets for the Bow River Bains Final Report Function: Online function code: download
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Data quality info:

Data quality: Scope: Scope: Hierarchy level: Scope code: dataset Lineage: Lineage: Statement: A pixel based Random Forest model was used to create the land cover layer for the Bow River Basin using multi-source dataset (SPOT, Sentinel, 15m LiDAR and 20m provincial DEM). Following was a process to extract land cover classes and editing of preliminary objects, prior to creating wetland objects and wetland class assignment. Historical Wetlands were derived using a mosaic of black and white orthophoto capture between 1949 and 1951. The Potential Restorable Wetland Inventory identified wetlands that have a have been historically drained or partially drained. The restorable wetland inventory was created through a combination of manual and semi-automated procedures. Wetland basins that appeared to be impacted by a drainage feature were identified in ArcGIS by placing a point near the center of the wetland basin. Drainage features that were flagged included ditches that appeared to be human created. Assessing the accuracy of the Restorable Wetland Inventory was not possible, as there are no existing datasets to complete this task, and field verification was not undertaken given the size of the study area. As such, this data can be used to identify locations where there is a high probably of a restorable basin being present; however, all locations should be verified in the field prior to making management or restoration decisions based on the data.
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Metadata maintenance:

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