Municipal Wetlands Data Strategy
Using wetlands data in municipal planning and wetland conservation
The Issue / Idea
Wetlands data is either unavailable or inappropriate to meet municipalities needs for planning and wetland conservation.
A problem faced by many (all?) municipalities in the Bow River Basin – urban or rural – is that wetlands data is either unavailable or inappropriate to meet their needs for municipal planning and wetland conservation.
The Miistakis Institute convened a workshop for municipal personnel in the Bow River Basin to collectively better understand what the wetlands data challenges are, and to collaboratively plot a course forward to address these needs.
The day involved presentations on the current situation, working sessions to clarify municipal needs, and ended with an effort to frame a strategy for securing municipally-relevant wetlands data.
The project was completed with the creation of a strategy for securing accessible, usable, current, consistent wetlands data.
Bow Basin Municipal Wetland Datasets: A strategy for securing accessible, usable, current, consistent wetlands data
Additional Wetlands Data Resources
This project was undertaken by
The Miistakis Institute
This research was completed in
Alberta Innovates – Water Innovation Program