This section hosts links for current government guidance and downloadable documents on ecological site restoration risk analysis, how to conduct assessment of native grasslands, planning tools to minimize disturbance to native grasslands and designing reclamation of native grassland disturbances.

ECOLOGICAL SITE RESTORATION RISK ANALYSIS

The ESRRA documents are being revised to reflect the risk analysis detailed for each Natural Subregion in the “Recovery Strategies for Disturbance in Native Grasslands

RANGE PLANT COMMUNITY GUIDES AND RANGE HEALTH

Range Inventory Manual for Forest Reserve Allotments and Grazing Leases within Rocky Mountain, Foothills, Parkland and Grassland Natural Regions

Dry Mixedgrass

Mixedgrass

Northern Fescue

Foothills Fescue

Foothills Parkland

Montane

MINIMIZING SURFACE DISTURBANCE – PRINCIPLES AND STRATEGIES

Conservation Assessments in Native Grasslands: Strategic Siting and Pre-disturbance Site Assessment Methodology for Industrial Activities in Native Grassland

Principles for Minimizing Surface Disturbance in Native Grassland – Principles, Guidelines, and Tools for All Industrial Activity in Native Grasslands in the Prairie and Parkland Landscapes of Alberta. Alberta Environment and Parks. 2016.

Industrial Activity in the Central Parkland and Northern Fescue Native Grasslands – Strategies for Minimizing Disturbance. Alberta Environment and Parks. 2016.

Industrial Activity in Foothills Fescue Grasslands — Guidelines for Minimizing Surface Disturbance. 2010. Alberta Sustainable Resource Development, Lands Division.

EVOLUTION OF REVEGETATION STRATEGIES IN ALBERTA

Petroleum Industry Activity in Native Prairie and Parkland Areas 2002

RECLAMATION

Enhancing Oil & Gas Reclamation on Native Grasslands in Alberta – Curriculum to Complement the 2010 Criteria

Plant Material Selection and Seed Mix Design for Native Grassland Restoration Projects 2016

WIND ENERGY

Wind Energy Issues and Gaps Report 2011 May 25

Recommended Principles and Guidelines for Minimizing Disturbance of Native Prairie from Wind Energy Development

Wind Power Regulatory Process Review_-_Stakeholder Consultation Summary of Discussion – 2012-09-28