Canadian Forest Service Publications

Monitoring seismic line recovery in caribou ranges using remote sensing, 2022, Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Research Connections: Cumulative Effects. Note 10. 3 p.

Year: 2022

Issued by: National Capital Region

Catalog ID: 40645

Language: English

Series: Research Connections - Cumulative Effects

Availability: PDF (download)

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In 2017, to help protect critical caribou habitat, the Government of Alberta issued a restoration framework for seismic lines. The framework contemplates two surveys to monitor restoration success: one where seedling survival is evaluated 2 to 5 years after the treatment/release, and another where tree establishment is assessed 8 to 10 years after treatment/release. However, the area that will need to be monitored is expansive. This CFS research project will inform the development of efficient, cost-effective and scalable monitoring methods that will help with this endeavor. Fulfilment of requirements under the restoration framework will contribute to the protection of critical habitat for caribou. The methods and knowledge produced by this research may also lead to positive changes in current or future frameworks aimed at restoring critical caribou habitat.

Also available under the title:
Suivi par télédétection du rétablissement des lignes sismiques dans l’aire de répartition du caribou. Note 10 (French)