Paula Bentham, Golder Associates
The results of the proposed habitat restoration monitoring program will help inform the implementation of restoration treatments to achieve functional habitat restoration in a timely manner, by providing a defendable product that could be used to demonstrate why the historical linear footprint can be turned off. This has important implications for the energy sector which is looking to achieve the restoration of functional habitat in a timely manner, thereby removing linear disturbances from the footprint equation. This is driven by the concept of achieving “net positive footprint” to allow new development to occur if restoration exceeds new development.
moose, deer and predator use of anthropogenic features associated with oil and gas developments
Herd range: Alberta; boreal; Little Smoky