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Environmentally Significant Areas of Alberta, Canada
Entry ID: Canada_AlbertaParks_EnviroSignifAreas

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Abstract: Environmentally Significant Areas (ESAs) are important, useful and often sensitive features of the landscape. As an integral component of sustainable development strategies, they provide long-term benefits to our society by maintaining ecological processes and by providing useful products. The identification and management of ESAs is a valuable addition to the traditional socio-economic factors ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 60.0   S: 49.0   E: -110.0   W: -120.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Alberta Parks -- Tourism, Parks, and Recreation, Government of Alberta
Dataset Title: Environmentally Significant Areas of Alberta, Canada
Dataset Release Date: 2009
Dataset Release Place: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Dataset Publisher: Alberta Parks -- Tourism, Parks, and Recreation, Government of Alberta
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2009-01-01
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Data are not expected to be used on a for-profit basis. Use of the data for commercial or for-profit applications are permitted only via written permission from the managers of the data network and from the component data caretakers. Proper acknowledgment of the ACIMS is expected. In most instances the boundaries of each ESA (polygon) is an approximation and were originally hand-drawn on 1:250 000 maps. The significant features within an ESA polygon may not be evenly distributed nor contiguous.Data are provided on an "as is" basis - no responsibility by ACIMS or by the caretakers of the original data is accepted for uses or misuses. There is no guarantee of the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of the data or information.
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Data Center
Alberta Parks – Tourism, Government of Alberta, Canada Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: esa_provincial_overview.pdf (map)

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +01-780-427-3524
Fees: Gratuit-Free
Phone: +01-780-427-3524
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-02-06
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23