Skip to page content
USDA Forest Service
  
Treesearch

Research & Development Treesearch

 
Treesearch Home
About Treesearch
Contact Us
Research & Development
Forest Products Lab
International Institute of Tropical Forestry
Northern
Pacific Northwest
Pacific Southwest
Rocky Mountain
Southern Research Station
Help
 

Science.gov - We Participate


USA.gov  Government Made Easy


Global Forest Information Service

US Forest Service
P.O. Box 96090
Washington, D.C.
20090-6090

(202) 205-8333

You are here: Home / Search / Publication Information
Bookmark and Share

Publication Information

View PDF (1.1 MB bytes)

Title: Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Program - monitoring effectiveness of sustainable forest management planning

Author: Stadt, J. John; Schieck, Jim; Stelfox, Harry;

Date: 2006

Source: In: Aguirre-Bravo, C.; Pellicane, Patrick J.; Burns, Denver P.; and Draggan, Sidney, Eds. 2006. Monitoring Science and Technology Symposium: Unifying Knowledge for Sustainability in the Western Hemisphere Proceedings RMRS-P-42CD. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 246-253

Publication Series: Proceedings (P)

   Note: This article is part of a larger document. View the larger document

Description: The Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Program is a rigorous science-based initiative that is being developed to monitor and report on biodiversity status and trends throughout the province of Alberta, Canada. Forest management plans in Alberta are required to monitor and report on the achievement of stated sustainable forest management objectives; however, the effectiveness of these objectives in maintaining biodiversity is not directly addressed in this operational monitoring. The Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Program will provide this effectiveness function at provincial and regional scales, supporting the ongoing assessment and revision of resource management objectives in an adaptive management process.

The basic survey design consists of 1650 sites, 20 km apart, evenly spaced on a grid pattern across Alberta. Sites will be sampled over a five-year period at a rate of 350 sites/year. Standardized sampling protocols will be used to cover a broad range of species and habitat elements within terrestrial and aquatic environments, as well as broader landscape-level features. The ABMP will have a 90 percent power to detect a 3-percent yearly change within a region after three visits to a site.

In addition to forest management, the petroleum and agriculture sectors also have significant influences on biodiversity in Alberta ecosystems. Planning regimes vary widely among these sectors creating a significant challenge in managing their cumulative effects on biodiversity. The ABMP is designed to provide a comprehensive monitoring system that will detect changes to biodiversity, act as an early warning system, and help Albertans and various resource sectors make improvements to their management practices.

Keywords: monitoring, assessment, sustainability, Western Hemisphere, sustainable management, ecosystem resources, Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Program, Canada

Publication Notes:

  • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
  • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
  • You may send email to rmrspubrequest@fs.fed.us to request a hard copy of this publication. (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)

XML: View XML

Citation:


Stadt, J. John; Schieck, Jim; Stelfox, Harry 2006. Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Program - monitoring effectiveness of sustainable forest management planning. In: Aguirre-Bravo, C.; Pellicane, Patrick J.; Burns, Denver P.; and Draggan, Sidney, Eds. 2006. Monitoring Science and Technology Symposium: Unifying Knowledge for Sustainability in the Western Hemisphere Proceedings RMRS-P-42CD. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 246-253

 


 [ Get Acrobat ]  Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility

USDA logo which links to the department's national site. Forest Service logo which links to the agency's national site.