Canadian Forest Service Publications
Safe-guarding forest biodiversity to facilitate restoration of in-situ oil sands landscapes, 2022, Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Research Connections: Cumulative Effects. Note 11. 3 p.
Issued by: National Capital Region
Catalog ID: 40649
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Plain Language Summary
There is little information on edge effects in the western boreal region, specifically on the in-situ landscape. This creates a gap in the capacity to model and mitigate industrial footprints. This project will characterize the extent and severity of forest edge effects on industrial landscapes of the in-situ region of Alberta, and how these may be mitigated through reclamation. The project aims to characterize the baseline biodiversity in undisturbed sites across a broad range of forest ecosites and phases of reclamation in boreal Alberta, measure the extent and nature of edge effects in forests adjacent to various disturbances on the in-situ landscape, and examine the interaction between edge effects and reclamation. It is anticipated that this research will contribute to the improvement of reclamation practices to mitigate impacts of industrial activities.
Also available under the title:
Sauvegarder la biodiversité des forêts pour faciliter la réhabilitation des paysages des sables bitumeux. Note 11 (French)