Indicators for assessing environmental performance of watersheds in southern Alberta. by Matthew Frederick Coombs

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Published by Alberta Environment in Lethbridge, Alta .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Watersheds -- Environmental aspects -- Alberta,
  • Watershed management -- Alberta,
  • Watersheds -- Monitoring -- Alberta,
  • Aquatic ecology -- Alberta

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ContributionsAlberta. Alberta Environment.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGB992.C2 C66 2008
The Physical Object
Pagination64 p. :
Number of Pages64
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Open LibraryOL23871428M
ISBN 109780778573449, 9780778573456
LC Control Number2008426349

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Indicators for assessing environmental performance of watersheds in southern Alberta: a summary document provide guidance to Watershed Planning and Advisory Councils and Watershed Stewardship Groups in terms of identifying environmental indicators to monitor the environmental state of watersheds and assess progress towards achieving.

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Indicators for assessing environmental performance of watersheds in southern Alberta. book Indicators for Assessing Environmental Performance of Watersheds in Southern Alberta:: 4 Executive Summary regime benchmarks set by environmental managers and scientists. Two water quantity pressure indicators are also recommended.

One is the changes to annual runoff rates and volumes and the magnitude and frequency of base. Read more about Indicators for assessing environmental performance of watersheds in southern Alberta Indicators for assessing environmental performance of watersheds in southern Alberta: a summary document.

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Cover title. Prepared by Matthew Coombs. Includes bibliographical references (p. Also available on the Internet. Contributor: Coombs, Matthew Frederick Date: the current state of southern Alberta's watersheds, identifies trends and concerns, and introduces ideas for improving our understanding as we face the challenges of the future.

Examining Aquatic Indicators in Watershed Condition/Function Assessment (Beyond IBIs) Fraser Shilling Department of Environmental Science and Policy.

University of California, Davis. [email protected] The Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators initiative, or CESI, is the federal government’s primary means of summarizing and communicating environmental information to Canadians.

Working with the provinces, territories and private organizations, the federal government monitors numerous aspects of Canada’s environment.

Watersheds provide a range of ecosystem goods and services that are valued by society, and their ability to do so depends on their degree of impairment.

An array of indicators is used by state and federal agencies to assess watersheds and their individual attributes, and these assessments are often done in comparison to a reference condition. Bacterial communities as indicators of estuarine ecosystem health and links to watersheds.

Presented at the Coastal and Estuarine Processes Seminar Series, Soil Science Department, University of Maine, Orono, ME, September 5, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development has led several long-term projects to assess soil and surface water quality and the impact of agriculture on these natural resources.

The Assessment of Environmental Sustainability in Alberta’s Agricultural Watersheds (AESAAW) project was initiated in to consolidate project information from. A common barrier to effective planning In watersheds around the world is the complexity of the multi-faceted issues, incomplete and inaccessible data, jurisdictional fragmentation, transboundary issues and poor communication between such a disjointed environment, the tracking and communication of data can help highlight where significant.

Watershed Stewardship in Alberta Alberta Environment April Alberta Stewardship Network Land Stewardship Centre of Canada i WATERSHED STEWARDSHIP IN ALBERTA: A DIRECTORY OF STEWARDSHIP GROUPS, SUPPORT AGENCIES AND RESOURCES APRIL INTRODUCTION FOREWORD This directory of WATERSHED STEWARDSHIP IN.

The Indicators Report presents 18 National indicators of the "health" of our water resources. The Index of Watershed Indicators evaluates a similar set of indicators for each of 2, watersheds, or " units" in the 48 states (Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico are currently being added to the Index.) will added in future versions of the Index.).

The Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI) has released a report examining the human footprint in the province, providing insights to human activity within watersheds and the changes to the province from human-made waterbodies, among other : Todd Westcott.

some assess the existing condition of watersheds for specific environmental indicators (Anderson et al.Reynoldson et al.De Zwart et al.M unkittrick et al. Brack et al.

Watershed Sustainability Index Assessment of a Watershed in Chhattisgarh, India Surendra Kumar Chandniha 1 *, M. Kansal 1 and G. Anvesh 2 1 Department of Water Resources Development and Management, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.

assessing cumulative impacts to wetlands and watersheds in the watersheds of the Oswegatchie, Black, and Upper Hudson rivers. These include data layers on the resources of concern (e.g., locations and boundaries of wetlands and watersheds), land condition (soils maps, surface and.

Watershed Cumulative Effects Assessment and Management The South Saskatchewan Watershed is ,km 2 (Martz et al., ), spanning the southern portions of.

Paleoclimatic reconstructions of Southern Alberta during the last two millennia indicate prolonged periods of aridity, with longer and more severe droughts than any observed in the instrumental record (Figure 5).

Based on records from these indicators, Southern Alberta was settled during a very unusual, and very wet, climatic period. Higher mean SEI scores (i.e., ≥50 and up to 99) occurred in source watersheds mostly located in the Rocky Mountains in Southern Alberta, where watersheds tend to have a forest cover of ~60%, a fire danger >28, and water yields > mm/year.

Those highly-exposed watersheds supply 12 small (Cited by: 4. Alberta Environment (AENV) requested that Management and Solutions in Environmental Science (MSES) review and assess their Ecosystem Goods and Services Assessment Report (EGS Assessment). The peer review provides comments on the. A Quick Guide to Developing Watershed Plans 1 If you are new to watershed management as a planning framework and the nine minimum elements, start with Section I.

Data and advisories are also available through the Alberta Rivers app for iOS and Android. For technical enquires about this web page please contact Alberta Environment - Environmental Management Water Management Operations Branch at [email protected] Alberta Environment and Parks has developed environmental management frameworks for air quality and surface water quality under the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan.

These frameworks are designed to maintain flexibility and proactively manage the cumulative effects of human activity on ambient air quality and surface water quality within the. indicator “risk” status of 71 watersheds across most of British Columbia’s natural resource regions.

Measured values for as many as nine habitat indicators within surveyed watersheds were compared to indicator benchmarks defined in Porter et. Environmental Assurance Division Alberta Environment 4th floor, Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2J6 report assessing the availability of alternatives to the use of potable groundwater.

Note: This report for oil field injection project should be prepared by qualified Groundwater Evaluation Guideline. J Annotated Bibliography of Environmental Indicators to Assess the Effectiveness of Municipal and Industrial Stormwater Control Programs Center for Watershed Protection Richard A.

Claytor and Ronald L Ohrel Colesville Road, Suite Silver Spring, Maryland Aprill U.S. EPA Headquarters Library Mail code Pennsylvania Avenue NW.

impetus behind drafting the State of the Watershed Reporting Handbook: A Guide for Developing State of the Watershed Reports in Alberta. This handbook introduces users to the concept of watershed-scale assessments via watershed health indicators, and includes an extensive listing of data and information sources from across the province.

This is done by assessing key chemical, biological, and physical constituents within the waterbodies. Indicator Surface Water Quality Status: The number of water quality sample locations increased from 37 in (Figure 26) to 65 in (Figure 24).

The number of watersheds for which Water Quality Index values could be calculated. Watershed Scoring For each 6th level HUC watershed, all attributes for each of the 12 indicators is scored by the Forest interdisciplinary team. The attribute scores for each indicator are summed and averaged to produce an indicator score.

The indicator scores within each of the four ecosystem process categories are then averaged to arrive at a process category score. Fundamental to WCEA is the establishment of linkages between environmental stressors and particular and measurable components of the aquatic environment.

Dynamic and often synergistic relationships between the multiple physicochemical stressors in the landscape can affect water quantity, quality, and the health of aquatic by: Unfortunately, this book can't be printed from the OpenBook.

If you need to print pages from this book, we recommend downloading it as a PDF. Visit to get more information about this book, to buy it in print, or to download it as a free PDF. Understanding and Evaluating Cumulative Watershed Impacts Leslie M. Reid, Research Geologist, Redwood Sciences Laboratory, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Arcata, CA Introduction Considerable effort is devoted to evaluating cumulative watershed impacts during planning for forestry activities on federally managed by:.

Highlights Project scale assessment is inadequate to manage cumulative effects in watersheds. We identify eight requisites for effective watershed-based CEAM. A lead agency is needed to set watershed targets and coordinate CEAM.

Watershed CEAM requires complementary monitoring at the project and watershed scale. Terms of reference for project assessment must be Cited by: Calgary Watershed Report, A Summary of Surface Water Quality in the Bow and Elbow River Watersheds, Bow River below Bow Falls.

Alberta’s watersheds – going right to the source Posted on Ma by AB Enviro & Parks Albertans don’t always think about the water they drink, play in and rely on every day – it is often taken for granted.

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