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Grassland Vegetation Inventory: 

A User's Guide Training Course

Through hands on exercises, this course provides participants with both a contextual and practical understanding of the Grassland Vegetation Inventory using various real world management scenarios.

The Government of Alberta has been undertaking the production of a publicly available spatial GVI database for southern Alberta. When used at different scales, GVI provides two tools for management: the classification system and the spatial inventory. Both can be used to assess the diversity and sensitivity of land uses in the grasslands, from desktop to field applications, such as:

  • GVI Determining grassland plant communities
  • Assessing range health
  • Conducting environmental assessments
  • Assessing accuracy of other spatial inventories
  • Assessing regional and local scale impacts
  • Modelling sensitive wildlife species habitat
  • Creating reclamation & restoration plans



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