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Riparian Assessment for North Saskatchewan Region Lakes


 
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  Reference Number AB-2017-07396
  Solicitation Number 18TDRORR813
  Organization Name Alberta Public Sector
  Source ID PV.MN.AB.10080.C4
  Associated Components No

Dates

  Published 2017-12-21
  Revised
  Closing 2018-01-10 02:00 PM Alberta Time

Details

  Category Research and Development (R&D)
  GSINS 5133B: IRRIGATION AND FLOOD CONTROL
5133C: WATERWAYS, HARBOURS, DAMS AND OTHER WATER WORKS
AA415500: FISHERIES
AH115032: ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT (R&D)
AH910222: ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STUDY (R&D)
B101A: ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STUDIES
B109A: OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
B208B: ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING AND CONTROL
B509A: LAND USE STUDIES
E110A: ENVIRONMENTAL SITE INVESTIGATION
E199D: ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
E199F: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT
F030A: FISHERIES RESOURCES MANAGEMENT SERVICES
F059A: OTHER NATURAL RESOURCE AND CONSERVATION SERVICES
R019F: CONSULTING SERVICES
R019U: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES / PROGRAM RESEARCH ANALYSIS
T019A: SURVEYING SERVICES
  Region of Delivery Alberta
  Region of Opportunity Canada
  Agreement Type
  Tender Type Request for Proposal (RFP)
  Estimated Value
  Solicitation Method Open

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  Riparian Assessment for North Saskatchewan Region Lakes

Currently, riparian assessments in Alberta are typically conducted using either ground-based or airbourne videography methods. It is recognized that well designed ground-based assessment methods give more precise measurement of riparian health due to a more intensive and complete set of assessment criteria but only over relatively small areas. By contrast, low-level aerial videography methods were designed to achieve rapid, but acceptable, levels of assessment over larger areas. Both ground-based and airbourne videography approaches tend to be cost and labour intensive and use qualitative metrics to assess riparian area condition. At the watershed scale there is a need and opportunity for development of additional methods for riparian assessment that are cost effective, quantitative and repeatable. Remote sensing technology and geographic information system processing is constantly improving and offer advantages over currently used methods. Using GIS-based methods for watershed scale riparian assessment will improve understanding of riparian areas and inform management decisions.
This project proposes to develop updated methods to assess riparian extent and condition of several North Saskatchewan/Red Deer (NSRD) Region lakes as well as the riparian areas of tributaries in their watersheds. In 2008, Alberta Environment and Parks conducted an assessment of riparian condition using airbourne videography surveys for Pigeon, Buffalo, Gull and Sylvan lakes. The assessment identified locations of healthy, moderately or highly impaired riparian areas on each lake to target potential areas for protection and restoration. Alberta Environment and Parks is planning work in 2017/18 to re-assess lake watershed riparian extent and condition to deliver on the commitment to repeat the assessments over time using the GIS-based methods and comparing results with the aerial videography method.
While the project will focus on lakes, this project will also be used to inform the development of a data standard for broad applicability to riparian area mapping for tributaries. Many watershed organizations and are taking initiative to assess riparian areas and standards are essential for ensuring that data collected through these organizations and partners can be integrated into data collection and planning initiatives lead by the Government of Alberta.
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  Name Arin MacFarlane Dyer
  Address
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  Phone (780)644-4349
  Fax (780)427-1185
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