|Title||Synthesis: Applying the reference condition approach for monitoring reclamation areas in the Athabasca oil sands region|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Ciborowski, J. J. H., Kang M., Grgicak-Mannion A., Rabb D., Bayley S. E., & Foote L. A.|
|Publisher||Cumulative Environmental Management Association|
|Place Published||Fort McMurray, AB|
|Keywords||analytical methodology, CEMA, monitoring, reclamation success, UofA|
The report provides an overview of the Reference Condition Approach (RCA) concept in assessing environmental condition, discusses limitations in its most common applications (evaluating the biological condition of aquatic systems), and discusses means of adapting the approach for implementation in the oil sands region in support of a monitoring program to track the restoration of biodiversity in areas that have been restored following oil sands mining.
CEMA Contract No. 2010-0029 RWG.
|Locational Keywords|| |
Athabasca Oil Sands Region (AOSR)