Canadian Forest Service Publications
Optimization and monitoring of restoration practices in the in-situ oil sands of Alberta, 2022, Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Research Connections: Cumulative Effects. Note 14. 3 p.
Issued by: National Capital Region
Catalog ID: 40701
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The industrial footprint associated with the exploration and development of the in-situ oil sands in Alberta has a direct negative influence on caribou populations. The implementation of key restoration treatments may help improve the recovery of woodland caribou populations, particularly in heavily fragmented areas within caribou ranges. The overarching objective of this project is to optimize and monitor the implementation of silvicultural practices following in-situ oil and gas exploration and development in Alberta, in the context of facilitating restoration success and addressing operational challenges. This project should result in a better understanding of the potential risks and cumulative effects of forest disturbances associated with current restoration practices, and will help develop mitigation strategies. By enhancing and expanding current practices in restoration programs, this research may help accelerate the restoration of critical caribou habitat.
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Optimisation et suivi des pratiques de restauration des sables bitumineux in situ de l’Alberta. Note 14 (French)