Areal Extent of Wetlands

Areal Extent of Wetlands The data represents the density of wetland habitat in the agricultural region of Alberta in 2002. Wetlands are depressional areas that are wet for a long enough period that the plant and animals living in them are adapted to, and often dependent on, living in wet conditions for at least part of their life cycle. In drier areas of the province, wetlands tend to be more intermittent, while in wetter areas, wetlands tend to be more persistent. Topography also affects the occurrence of wetlands. Hummocky landscapes allow for pooling of water in depressions, while landscapes with longer slopes (e.g. the foothills) generally have better defined surface drainage patterns. A wetland in influenced by the interaction between the wet area, the wetland margin and upland area.Wetlands provide important habitat for waterfowl and many other types of wildlife. Wetlands reduce the impact of flooding, provide erosion control, purify water by removing sediment and nutrients, and contribute to groundwater recharge. This resource was created using ArcGIS. 2022-09-27 Government of Alberta duke@gov.ab.ca Nature and EnvironmentBIOTABOGSCONSERVATION-AGRICULTUREDOWNLOADABLE-DATAENVIRONMENTINLANDWATERSMARSHESSWAMPSGovernment information Areal Extent of WetlandsESRI REST https://geospatial.alberta.ca/titan/rest/services/agriculture/agricultural_land_resource_atlas/MapServer/4 Areal Extent of WetlandsESRI REST https://geospatial.alberta.ca/titan/rest/services/agriculture/agricultural_land_resource_atlas/MapServer/4 Areal Extent of Wetlands - (HTML)HTML https://geodiscover.alberta.ca/geoportal/rest/metadata/item/b90dc207380941aaa7e048adad841bf9/html Areal Extent of WetlandsWMS https://geospatial.alberta.ca/titan/services/agriculture/agricultural_land_resource_atlas/MapServer/WMSServer?service=WMS&request=GetCapabilities&legend_format=image/png&feature_info_type=text/plain&layers=Areal Extent of Wetlands Areal Extent of WetlandsWMS https://geospatial.alberta.ca/titan/services/agriculture/agricultural_land_resource_atlas/MapServer/WMSServer?service=WMS&request=GetCapabilities&legend_format=image/png&feature_info_type=text/plain&layers=Areal Extent of Wetlands Areal Extent of Wetlands - (XML)XML https://geodiscover.alberta.ca/geoportal/rest/metadata/item/b90dc207380941aaa7e048adad841bf9/xml Contains SHP and KMZ for Areal Extent of Wetlands dataset (From Alberta Geodiscorver Portal metadata)other https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/srd/geodiscover/srd_pub/AG_FOR/LandResourceAtlas/Areal_Extent_of_Wetlands.zip Dataset (From Alberta Geodiscorver Portal metadata)other https://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agdex10306 Alberta GeoportalHTML https://open.alberta.ca/opendata/8d950f2f-0a89-41b1-a778-2e51485edbe4

The data represents the density of wetland habitat in the agricultural region of Alberta in 2002. Wetlands are depressional areas that are wet for a long enough period that the plant and animals living in them are adapted to, and often dependent on, living in wet conditions for at least part of their life cycle. In drier areas of the province, wetlands tend to be more intermittent, while in wetter areas, wetlands tend to be more persistent. Topography also affects the occurrence of wetlands. Hummocky landscapes allow for pooling of water in depressions, while landscapes with longer slopes (e.g. the foothills) generally have better defined surface drainage patterns. A wetland in influenced by the interaction between the wet area, the wetland margin and upland area.Wetlands provide important habitat for waterfowl and many other types of wildlife. Wetlands reduce the impact of flooding, provide erosion control, purify water by removing sediment and nutrients, and contribute to groundwater recharge. This resource was created using ArcGIS.

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