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Video - Canada Warbler Response to Vegetation Structure on Recovering Energy Sector Disturbances (Erin Bayne)

Petroleum Technology Alliance of Canada

Ecological Issues Forum

November 24, 2016

The Calgary Petroleum Club

On November 24, 2016, a group of dedicated environmental researchers and technology development stakeholders joined PTAC for the 2016 Ecological Issues Forum.  A major component of the forum comprised updates on the Alberta Upstream Petroleum Research Fund (AUPRF) research projects. AUPRF is funded by oil and gas producers operating in Alberta and has a broad focus which includes reducing the impacts of industry activities on species and the communities they live in.

Canada Warbler Response to Vegetation Structure on Recovering Energy Sector Disturbances (Erin Bayne)

Presenters:

Erin Bayne, University of Alberta

Monitoring & mitigating cumulative effects on the Canada Warbler & other forest songbirds

Some details about the Canada Warbler and its status

• Overview of what we know about habitat selection at different scales

• Discussion of how they react to forestry and concept of conspecific attraction

• How response to forestry informs energy sector mitigation to some degree

• Discusses challenges of using a threatened focal species for assessing recovery success of wellpads and seismic lines rather than entire avian community

Power Point Presentation