Introduction to the Wetland Atlas of Alberta
Background about wetlands in Alberta and a summary of contents in this report.
Explore by Category
Summary of wetland area—overall and by wetland type—across Alberta and in three selected regions. Wetlands of ecological significance are highlighted, along with descriptions of the most common wetland types in each of the three regions. A summary of regional patterns in wetland water balance is also presented.
Summary of the area of human footprint around open water wetlands by natural region in Alberta. Research on how plant functional traits influence wetlands' resistance to invasion by two non-native terrestrial plants species. A study examining the effects of agriculture and climate change on prairie wetlands is also introduced.
Summary of regional patterns in aquatic invertebrate abundance, richness, and diversity. Assessment of the status of amphibians and a summary of a new method to detect them. The status of mosses associated with wetland habitat is also presented.
Conclusion & Next Steps
Summary of key findings in this report and next steps.