Cole Burton, research scientist for Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures, discusses the beginning stages of research on the efficient monitoring of wildlife responses. Seismic lines are extensive, increase caribou predator efficiency and fragment wildlife habitat. The objectives of this research are to design, test and implement cost-effective wildlife monitoring for the Algar Habitat Restoration Program.
Next steps include collecting pilot data in the spring of 2016, doing analysis to assess sample size, taking a larger sample for 2016-18, and completing landscape comparisons.
This presentation was a part of the Petroleum Technology Alliance of Canada Ecological Issues & Resource Access Forum. It took place in November of 2015.