Annual Vegetation Recovery Classification Results of the Play-Based Regulation Pilot Study Area Derived from 2012-2013 Landsat imagery (Image data, Tiff format) In 2014, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) initiated a Play-Based Regulation (PBR) pilot project as a step towards implementation of the Unconventional Regulatory Framework. One of the goals of the PBR pilot is to encourage companies in the unconventional play area to work together on plans for surface development to minimize the numbers of facilities and surface impacts. This dataset is one of a series created using earth observation imagery to assess surface change caused by energy exploration. The PBR area extends from Twp. 52, Rge. 7, W 5th Mer. to Twp. 70, Rge. 5, W 6th Mer., covering the towns of Edson, Fox Creek, Mayerthorpe, Whitecourt, Swan Hills, and Valleyview. Landsat multispectral imagery for 2012 and 2013 and Land Use and Land Cover (LULC) classification data derived from 2013 were used to produce this dataset. The LULC changes include vegetation loss from anthropogenic disturbances, such as infrastructure related to oil and gas exploration, forestry and agriculture, and vegetation recovery from these disturbances. This digital data release contains the vegetation recovery data, classified into 6 classes: 1 - shrub land, 2 - grassland, 3 - agricultural areas, 4 - coniferous forest, 5 - broadleaf forest and 6 - mixed forest. 2015-01-01 2018-06-27 Government of Alberta AGS-Info@aer.ca Nature and Environment83E83F83G83J83K83L83M83N83OALBERTACANADACHANGE DETECTIONEDSONFOX CREEKIN SITULAND USELANDSAT 7MAYERTHORPEREMOTE SENSINGSHALE GASSWAN HILLSVALLEYVIEWVEGETATIONWELLSWHITECORT Annual Vegetation Recovery Classification Results of the Play-Based Regulation Pilot Study Area Derived from 2012-2013 Landsat imagery (Image data, Tiff format) - (HTML)HTML https://geodiscover.alberta.ca/geoportal/catalog/search/resource/details.page?uuid=%7BF449E1A8-7210-4D4C-A6A9-CBD53B08A20D%7D Annual Vegetation Recovery Classification Results of the Play-Based Regulation Pilot Study Area Derived from 2012-2013 Landsat imagery (Image data, Tiff format) - (XML)XML http://oxpgdaws01.env.gov.ab.ca:8080/geoportal/csw?getxml=%7BF449E1A8-7210-4D4C-A6A9-CBD53B08A20D%7D Annual Vegetation Recovery Classification Results of the Play-Based Regulation Pilot Study Area Derived from 2012-2013 Landsat imagery (Image data, Tiff format)TIFF http://ags.aer.ca/document/DIG/DIG_2015_0050.zip

Annual Vegetation Recovery Classification Results of the Play-Based Regulation Pilot Study Area Derived from 2012-2013 Landsat imagery (Image data, Tiff format)

In 2014, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) initiated a Play-Based Regulation (PBR) pilot project as a step towards implementation of the Unconventional Regulatory Framework. One of the goals of the PBR pilot is to encourage companies in the unconventional play area to work together on plans for surface development to minimize the numbers of facilities and surface impacts. This dataset is one of a series created using earth observation imagery to assess surface change caused by energy exploration. The PBR area extends from Twp. 52, Rge. 7, W 5th Mer. to Twp. 70, Rge. 5, W 6th Mer., covering the towns of Edson, Fox Creek, Mayerthorpe, Whitecourt, Swan Hills, and Valleyview. Landsat multispectral imagery for 2012 and 2013 and Land Use and Land Cover (LULC) classification data derived from 2013 were used to produce this dataset. The LULC changes include vegetation loss from anthropogenic disturbances, such as infrastructure related to oil and gas exploration, forestry and agriculture, and vegetation recovery from these disturbances. This digital data release contains the vegetation recovery data, classified into 6 classes: 1 - shrub land, 2 - grassland, 3 - agricultural areas, 4 - coniferous forest, 5 - broadleaf forest and 6 - mixed forest.

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