Biodiversity

Conservation Priorities for the Lower Athabasca Planning Region, Alberta

(2009-07-08) GFWC prepared this report under the direction of five environmental organizations, in support of the Government of Alberta's direction in the Terms of Reference for the Regional Advisory Council of the Lower Athabasca Plan in Alberta. The report records the methods used to identify sites of high conservation priority and presents a map of conservation priority areas in the Lower Athabasca land-use planning region.

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The Last Great Intact Forest Landscapes of Canada: Atlas of Alberta (Parts I & II)

(2009-04-02) This 2-part atlas was published in the hope that it will assist Albertans in their efforts to sustainably manage their important forest legacy; its production was triggered by the Alberta Government's release of Alberta's Land-use Framework in December 2008. The atlas reveals a dramatic reduction in large blocks of Alberta's natural boreal forest landscapes due to the expansion of industrial activities in recent decades. Part I of the atlas provides context and maps of Alberta's intact forest landscapes; Part II focuses on the threats to these forests.

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Where Land and Waters Meet: An Assessment of Canada's Riparian Forest Management Standards

(2004-07-21) This report accompanies the earlier GFWC report, Where Land and Waters Meet: Understanding and Protecting Riparian Areas in Canada's Forests (link under "Related stories" below). This newer report looks at riparian forest management standards across the country. It identifies many weaknesses in existing standards.

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Where Land and Waters Meet: Understanding and Protecting Riparian Areas in Canada's Forests

(2004-01-19) This GFWC report outlines the key roles and functions of forested riparian areas, the effects of forestry on them, and management implications.

See also companion report; link under "Related stories" below.

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