Abstract: The Phase 3 Forest Inventory Program commenced in 1970 and the initial data collection was completed in 1984 as per a 1966 federal-provincial task force recommendation that a provincial forest inventory should be completed before private company timber harvest quotas came up for renewal in 1986. The inventory was initiated by the Alberta Forestry, Lands and Wildlife Department and was intended to facilitate future forest management plans and the revision of annual allowable cuts. The extent of the Phase 3 Forest Inventory reflects the extent of Alberta's Green Area and fringe areas at that time minus three Forest Management Units in the north (A13, F10 and F20), the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range (L9), the Federal Indian Reserves and the Wilderness Areas. Under the Phase 3 Forest Inventory Program, the cover types were interpreted from aerial photography (mainly 1:15 000 black and white) to generate a hardcopy map base. These maps are not available as geo-referenced rectified images or GIS-ready data.
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      BFA72384-9190-4D80-A723-3E0F3EA76FA6
  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: 
          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: 
                  AEP.GDAMetadata@gov.ab.ca
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          pointOfContact
  Date stamp: 

      2019-11-28
  Metadata standard name: 
      NAP - Metadata
  Metadata standard version: 
      1.2
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Identification info:

Data identification: Citation: Citation: Title: West of 5th Meridian - Historical Forest Inventory - Phase 3 Maps Date: Date: Date: 2003-09-01 Date type: Date type code: publication Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Government of Alberta Position name: Forest Resource Analysis, Forest Management Branch, Forestry Division Contact info: Contact: Phone: Telephone: Voice: 7804225229 Facsimile: 7804270084 Address: Address: Delivery point: 8th Floor, Great West Life Building Delivery point: 9920 - 108 Street NW City: Edmonton Administrative area: Alberta Postal code: T5K 2M4 Country: Country: CA Electronic mail address: AF.FMB-GIS@gov.ab.ca Hours of service: 08:15 to 16:30, Monday to Friday Role: Role code: originator Presentation form: Presentation form code: mapHardcopy Abstract: The Phase 3 Forest Inventory Program commenced in 1970 and the initial data collection was completed in 1984 as per a 1966 federal-provincial task force recommendation that a provincial forest inventory should be completed before private company timber harvest quotas came up for renewal in 1986. The inventory was initiated by the Alberta Forestry, Lands and Wildlife Department and was intended to facilitate future forest management plans and the revision of annual allowable cuts. The extent of the Phase 3 Forest Inventory reflects the extent of Alberta's Green Area and fringe areas at that time minus three Forest Management Units in the north (A13, F10 and F20), the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range (L9), the Federal Indian Reserves and the Wilderness Areas. Under the Phase 3 Forest Inventory Program, the cover types were interpreted from aerial photography (mainly 1:15 000 black and white) to generate a hardcopy map base. These maps are not available as geo-referenced rectified images or GIS-ready data. Purpose: This historical map series consists of the Phase 3 Forest Inventory printed monochrome maps by Alberta Township System (ATS) tiles within Alberta. Status: Progress code: completed Point of contact: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Government of Alberta Position name: Forest Resource Analysis, Forest Management Branch, Forestry Division Contact info: Contact: Phone: Telephone: Voice: 7804225229 Facsimile: 7804270084 Address: Address: Delivery point: 8th Floor, Great West Life Building Delivery point: 9920 - 108 Street NW City: Edmonton Administrative area: Alberta Postal code: T5K 2M4 Country: Country: CA Electronic mail address: AF.FMB-GIS@gov.ab.ca Hours of service: 08:15 to 16:30, Monday to Friday Contact instructions: This is the point of contact regarding the creation of, and characteristics of, the data set. Queries about the creation and/or characteristics of the data set submitted through facsimile or electronic mail must include the salutation "Attention: Forest Analysis Section, Forest Management Branch, Forestry Division; Dataset: Historical Forest Inventory - Phase 3 Maps". For Distribution Information contact instructions, refer to the Distribution Information section of this metadata record. For Metadata Information contact instructions, refer to the Metadata Reference Information section of this metadata record. Role: Role code: pointOfContact Resource maintenance: Maintenance information: Maintenance and update frequency: Maintenance frequency code: notPlanned Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: Alberta, Canada Type: Keyword type code: place Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: Forestry Keyword: Forest Inventory Keyword: Vegetation Keyword: ATS Keyword: Alberta Township System Keyword: Monochrome Keyword: 1:15 000 scale maps Keyword: Historical Type: Keyword type code: theme Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: Static Map Images 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/Unrestricted Classification system: GOA Data and Information Security Classification Handling description: https://imtpolicy.sp.alberta.ca/standards/pdf/Data-and-Information-Security-Classification-Standard.pdf Aggregation Info: AggregateInformation: Aggregate Data Set Name: Citation: Title: Alberta Phase 3 Forest Inventory An Overview Date: Date: Date: 1985-01-01 Date type: Date type code: publication Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Government of Alberta Position name: Forest Resource Analysis, Forest Management Branch, Forestry Division Contact info: Contact: Address: Address: Electronic mail address: AF.FMB-GIS@gov.ab.ca Online Resource: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/srd/geodiscover/srd_pub/imageryBaseMapsEarthCover/HistoricalMaps/Phase3ForestInventory/AB_Phase3ForestInventory_Overview.pdf Protocol: FTP Name: Alberta Phase 3 Forest Inventory An Overview Description: Alberta Phase 3 Forest Inventory An Overview (PDF) Function: Online function code: download Role: Role code: custodian Other citation details: RIB# 874; ENR Report No. I/86 ISBN: 0-86499-187-8 Association Type: Association type code: crossReference Aggregation Info: AggregateInformation: Aggregate Data Set Name: Citation: Title: Phase 2 (Detailed) Forest Inventory Index Map Date: Date: Date: 2012-11-01 Date type: Date type code: publication Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta Position name: Provincial Geospatial Centre Contact info: Contact: Address: Address: Electronic mail address: AEP.GDAMetadata@gov.ab.ca Online Resource: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/srd/geodiscover/srd_pub/imageryBaseMapsEarthCover/HistoricalMaps/Phase3ForestInventory/AB_Phase3ForestInventory_IndexMap.pdf Protocol: FTP Name: Phase 3 Forest Inventory Index Map Description: Phase 3 Forest Inventory Index Map (PDF) Function: Online function code: download Role: Role code: custodian Association Type: Association type code: crossReference Spatial resolution: Resolution: Equivalent scale: Representative fraction: Denominator: 15000 Language: Language Code: eng Character set: Character set code: utf8 Topic category: Topic category code: biota Topic category: Topic category code: imageryBaseMapsEarthCover Environment description: Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.3500 Extent: Extent: Temporal element: Temporal extent: Extent: Time period: Begin date: 1970-01-01T00:00:00 End date: 1984-01-01T00:00:00 Extent: Extent: Geographic element: Geographic bounding box: West bound longitude: -118 East bound longitude: -114 South bound latitude: 49 North bound latitude: 60 Supplemental Information: This product can be viewed on a computer, printed or be plotted in part or in whole. All available maps are provided in Adobe PDF and Tif format sorted by the Alberta Township System (ATS) designated as being west of the 4th, 5th, or 6th Meridians within downloadable WinZip files. This series is not updated and contains a range of publication dates. At this scale 1.0 cm on the map represents 0.15 km on the ground. Generally these maps are printed on 91.44 x 106.68 cm (36" x 42") paper size. To maintain the original map scale when printing the entire product, it must be plotted on a plotter that can use paper that is a minimum width of 106.68 cm (42").
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DISTRIBUTION INFO:

Distribution: Distribution format: Format: Name: PDF Version: 1.7 Specification: Adobe PDF Format Distributor: Distributor: Distributor contact: Responsible party: Organisation name: Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta Position name: Provincial Geospatial Centre Contact info: Contact: Address: Address: Electronic mail address: AEP.Maps-Alberta@gov.ab.ca Hours of service: 08:15 to 16:30 Monday to Friday Role: Role code: distributor Distribution Order Process: Standard order process: Fees: This product is fee free under the Open Government Licence - Alberta. Ordering instructions: PDF (ZIP) files available as a direct download via FTP. For TIFF versions of the same files, please contact the distributor. Turnaround: Direct download Transfer options: Digital transfer options: Units of distribution: GB Transfer size: 2.1 Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/srd/geodiscover/srd_pub/imageryBaseMapsEarthCover/HistoricalMaps/Phase3ForestInventory/P3MapsW5Pdf.zip Protocol: FTP Name: West of 5th Meridian - Historical Forest Inventory - Phase 3 Maps Description: West of 5th Meridian - Historical Forest Inventory - Phase 3 Maps (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 Phase 3 Forest Inventory program provided the basis for management of Alberta's forests. Through the use of the maps and the accompanying data, forest resource planners in the government and the private sector were able to make sound resource management decisions. This information has also been used for timber damage assessments, planning, navigation and recreation. Field data were collected to determine stand volumes. Extensive ground checks, especially in difficult interpretation areas, were done to clarify and enhance the photo interpretation process. Forest cover polygons were identified to a minimum stand size of 2 hectares and included the following attributes: Species composition, Crown density, Height, Date of stand origin, Site index class, Coniferous commercialism class. Where applicable, the following information was also included: Stand condition, Type and severity of disturbance, Slope category, Understorey descriptions. In the mid-1980s, a comprehensive update program was established to account for inventory changes due to harvesting, insects and disease, wildfires, land use activities and geo-administration boundaries.
              
Updates to the original Phase 3 Forest Inventory mapping continued until the mid-1990s. Updates were conducted by Forest Management Units (FMUs), depending upon the annual aerial photography acquisition program. The Phase 3 Forest Inventory program was replaced by the Alberta Vegetation Inventory program. More recent forest cover and productivity data are available for most of the province through this program. In early 2003, the approximately 4400 Phase 3 Inventory township mylar based originals were converted into digital format.
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Metadata maintenance:

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