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Testing landscape modeling approaches for environmental impact assessment of mining land use on grizzly bears (Ursus arctos horribilis) in the foothills region of west central Alberta

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dc.contributor.author Symbaluk, Mark Daniel
dc.date.accessioned 2009-05-26T23:20:17Z
dc.date.available 2009-05-26T23:20:17Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2429/8292
dc.description.abstract The grizzly bear habitat effectiveness model (HEM) was used in west-central Alberta for Cumulative Environmental Assessments (1996 and 1999) of the Cheviot open pit coal mine project. This thesis tested HEM predictions regarding the Cheviot mine with empirical data. The HEM outputs were disproved for grizzly bear response to mining land use. Further, when tested at the mining land use scale, current Resource Selection Function (RSF) modeling is not predictive of grizzly bear occurrence. Grizzly bear movement paths prior to and during mine disturbance determined that mining land use does not present significant landscape or regional barriers to grizzly bears. This study examined regional and mining land use opportunities and risks pertaining to grizzly bears. I provide a critical review of the Cheviot CEA process and the implications of commitments made by governments and conclude with recommendations for mining land use and regional planning for grizzly bear protection. en
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dc.language.iso eng en
dc.relation.ispartofseries British Columbia Mine Reclamation Symposium 2008 en
dc.title Testing landscape modeling approaches for environmental impact assessment of mining land use on grizzly bears (Ursus arctos horribilis) in the foothills region of west central Alberta en
dc.type text en
dc.type.text conference Paper en
dc.description.affiliation Applied Science, Faculty of en
dc.description.reviewstatus en
dc.rights.copyright British Columbia Technical and Research Committee on Reclamation en


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