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A 100 metre proximity polygon has been added around all Protected Areas and Crown Reservation/Notations in this map, and can be seen in the "Table of Results" below if the section/township searched intersects with those 100 metre proximity polygons.
These proximity polygons do not represent ownership/management authority of the lands they fall upon, however there may be reasons to consult with Alberta Parks about activities in the area.
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EO is an area of land and/or water in which a species or ecological community is, or was, present. The element is either a species (or subspecies taxa) or an ecological community, the occurrence is documented location.
An EO should have practical conservation value for the Element as evidenced by potential continued (or historical) presence and/or regular recurrence at a given location so it is a derived product that is more than just a species observation.
For Species Elements, the EO often corresponds with the local population, but when appropriate may be a portion of a population (e.g., for long distance dispersers) or may be a group of nearby populations (e.g., metapopulation). For Ecological Community Elements, the EO may represent a stand or patch of a natural community, or a cluster of stands or patches of a natural community.
Non-sensitive Element Occurrences are occurrences with no restrictions concerning the provision of precise location information.
Sensitive Element Occurrences are occurrences for which ACIMS does not provide precise location information without further consultation. These occurrences are spatially "generalized" to the township(~10km x 10km) scale.
Including but not limited to PNT, CNT or DRS
Protective Notations (PNT), usually called reservations, are placed by public agencies in consultation with the public land manager. They identify land and resources that are managed to achieve particular land use or conservation objectives. Protective notations identify the agency that has placed the reservation, show allowable land uses and may give management guidelines for integrating different uses on the land. Restrictions on land use are based on the characteristics of the land iteself. These include soil, vegetation and surface materials and drainage. Local and regional factors such as fish and wildlife requirements or timber regeneration and access, also receive consideration
Consultative Notations (CNT) are used to "flag" an interest in the land (e.g. administrative, planning or land inventory process) by a particular agency. They don't place restriction on land use, but alert potential applicants to the agency's concern. Industry also uses consultative notations (identified as a CNC) to show an interest in the land.
Disposition Reservations (DRS) are similar to leases. They authorize government use of public land for public works (e.g. drainage structures, gravel pits, fire lookouts).