Synthesis of Habitat Models Used in the Oil Sands Region

Welcome to the Cumulative Environmental Management Association (CEMA) database of species habitat models used in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region (AOSR).

The purpose of this database is to compile and summarize the state of the knowledge of the species habitat models used in the AOSR during the preparation of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Supplementary Information Requests (SIR), and Closure Planning phases of oil sands projects from 1990 to the present. This database was created by LGL Limited and comprises one component of an investigation into wildlife modelling and closure planning that was instigated by the Reclamation Working Group (RWG) of CEMA.

The database structure is hierarchical; users can assess information by navigating through linked tables by clicking on primary or secondary headings to access information on specific projects, species, model types or proponents. Primary headings indicate major search categories (e.g., Species, Model Type, Project Name, Proponent) and secondary headings provide specific information (e.g., project details, species data, closure planning, etc.). Each secondary heading is comprised of a table with a comprehensive list of data fields that attempts to capture all relevant aspects of each species habitat model developed for the various projects. Tables have been transformed into forms for viewing (data has already been entered) and/or easy data entry by the user.

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