Log Book

A reverse chronological ordered list of questions, comments, suggestions and observations from the web-team. Each ‘issue/question’ is ideally marked with a ‘resolved’ statement and a link to the page to any applicable documentation.

The following template can be used or just start writing the questions. Remember, REVERSE chronological order.

2022-xx-template Questions (copy and paste this heading and list below)

  • Who:
  • What: Question, Issue, Suggestion, Comment, other
  • Where: is this applicable to (blog, page, media, etc.).
  • Resolution:

2022-01-21 – Web Meeting

  • Who: Patsy and Frank (Hubert, maybe)
  • What: Review status, outstanding items, etc.
  • Where: see notes below.
  1. Antler Lake Island Natural Area: requires an image
  2. North Cooking Lake Natural Area: requires an image
  3. Clifford E. Lee Natural Area
    1. Ownership issue
    2. NATURAL HISTORY THEMES, omit from this page an all others.
    3. Steward information
  4. Wagner Natural Area
    1. Image management
  5. Welch Creek Natural Area
    1. Edited down the ‘hook’.
  6. Lily Lake
    1. Shortened the hook
    2. Removed directions to the NA.
  7. General
    1. Naming standards, Clyde Fen
    2. Newsletter reference: [ARTICLE TITLE], MMM YYYY SAPAA News #NN p. n or pp. n-n.

2022-01-10 Special Places Text

  • Who: Frank
  • What: Text for areas designated under special places
  • Where: Primarily for site pages
  • Resolution: Use the following text in the reference section of a page

Special places: regional progress (Alberta Open government portal). Special Places is a made-in-Alberta strategy to complete a network of landscapes representing the province’s six natural regions by the end of 1998. Special Places provides the policy, science and process to fill under-represented areas or gaps in Alberta’s natural regions. This fact sheet provides a brief summary of activities in each of Alberta’s six natural regions.

2022-01-06 Various manipulations

  • Who: Patsy
  • How to (where from) to import Site Statistics Page in creating a site page
  • Copy Area Template
  • Have a look at the Google files?
  • How to alter the size of a photo imported into a page
  • Gallery vs. sideshow

2022-01-04 Questions

  • Who: Patsy
  • What: Question, what is the origin and the source material for the Order in Council information?
  • Where: SAPAA Master list, Google Drive
  • Resolution: This is from the various sources of information (see question below). Likely the OC is the most current OC as some sites may have multiple relevant references.
  • Who: Patsy
  • What: Question, What doe the various statuses mean for stewards?
  • Where: SAPAA Master list, Google Drive
  • Resolution: Unknown is a default value.  All areas are unknown unless known, see table below. 
1. Gov-StewardKnown GoA Steward
2. SAPAA-StewardSAPAA-Steward
3. NoneNone-Known
4. UnknownOther
List of Status and Their Definitions
  • Who: Patsy
  • What: Question, where did the master list data come from?
  • Where: Google drive
  • Resolution: This was a 2021 mash up of a variety of sources. See Kristyn’s email of Nov 5, 2021.

From: Kristyn Mayner <kristynmayner@gmail.com>
Sent: November 5, 2021 11:19 AM
Subject: Re: SAPAA – Web Project Team Just to elaborate on the protected areas layer I created, it is a merge of the following datasets:

  1. Alberta Parks and Protected Areas, 2017. Administered by Alberta’s Conservation Information Management System (ACIMS). This open access dataset shows all protected sites as designated under the following provincial legislation:
    1. Provincial Parks Act
    2. Wilderness Areas, Ecological Reserves, Natural Areas and Heritage Rangelands Act
    3. Willmore Wilderness Park Act
  2. Alberta Crown Reservations, 2018. Administered by Alberta’s Conservation Information Management System (ACIMS). This open access dataset includes PNTs and CNTs:
    1. Protective Notations (PNT), usually called reservations, are placed by public agencies in consultation with the public land manager. They identify land and resources that are managed to achieve particular land use or conservation objectives. Protective notations identify the agency that has placed the reservation, show allowable land uses and may give management guidelines for integrating different uses on the land. Restrictions on land use are based on the characteristics of the land itself. These include soil, vegetation and surface materials and drainage. Local and regional factors such as fish and wildlife requirements or timber regeneration and access, also receive consideration.
    2. Consultative Notations (CNT) are used to “flag” an interest in the land (e.g. administrative, planning or land inventory process) by a particular agency. They don’t place restriction on land use, but alert potential applicants to the agency’s concern. Industry also uses consultative notations (identified as a CNC) to show an interest in the land.
  3. Canadian Protected and Conserved Areas Database (CPCAD), 2020. This open access dataset administered by Environment and Climate Change Canada will be used to complement and update the information in the above-listed datasets. It includes all protected areas in the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) categories and other effective area-based conservation measures (OECMs). Of note, it includes national parks and municipal parks which are not part of the provincial datasets. Being 2-3 years newer than the previous datasets, it also has more up-to-date information about several new provincial protected areas that have been recently designated in Alberta.

2022-01-02 Questions

  • Who: Patsy
  • What: Question – can we have slide galleries and additional pictures on web pages similar to blogs?
  • Where: Protected area page.
  • Resolution: Yes, but I would suggest we focus on the pages first. The problem with starting to insert pictures and dealing with the issues arising is that it distracts from the primary objective: wide and shallow web page building.
  • What: Question – how to insert technical details into the pages (map, statistics).
  • Where: Protected area page.
  • Resolution: the methods are document in the style guide but for the initial build, Frank will do the insertions. A minimal knowledge of html is required.
  • What: Question, how to remove spaces in the reference section.
  • Where: Protected area page.
  • Resolution: Remember to use a list. The default is a numeric (1,2,3…). GoA information should be first followed by any organization responsible for the area followed by blogs and other references.