Permanent Sample Plot Re-measurement on Natural and Reclaimed Sites - 2010 Year End

In 2000, the Soil and Vegetation Working Group (SVWG), now the Terrestrial Subgroup of the Cumulative Environmental Management Association (CEMA) implemented a program to monitor changes and long-term development of vegetation, soil quality, and tree growth on reclaimed areas in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region near Fort McMurray, Alberta. Under the program, permanent sample plots (PSPs) are being established and re-measured on natural and reclaimed sites to monitor these characteristics. As of the end of 2010, 56 PSPs have been installed on reclaimed sites under this program. The 44 plots installed from 2000 to 2004 used the original measurement standards, with plots installed in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009 using upgraded (new) standards. The re-measure plots in natural stands were upgraded to the new standard in 2010.

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Contractor TECO
Contract Number 2010-0027