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.

In today’s meeting, let’s chat about the following: 

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:

2022-11-18 Web Meeting

  • Who: Frank, Hubert, Patsy
  • AGM Nov 26 and Schedule
  • Sites:
  • Volunteer and Board Recruitment
    • Register with Volunteer organizations

2022-11-11 Web Meeting

  • Who: Frank, Hubert
  • AGM Nov 26 and Schedule
  • Sites:

2022-11-04 Web Meeting

  • Who: Frank, Hubert
  • AGM Nov 26 and Schedule
  • Judith status.

2022-10-28 Web Meeting

  • Who: Frank, Hubert
  • AGM Nov 26 and Schedule
  • Judith status.
  • Anton Lake (PNT)
  • Athabasca Dunes (ER)
  • Buck Lake
  • Buck Lake Creek
  • Eagle Nest (PNT)
  • Lac La Nonne
  • Paintearth Coulee (PNT)
  • Police Point
  • Schrader Creek – Red Deer River
  • Schrader Creek – Red Deer River (PNT)

2022-10-28 Web Meeting

  • Who: Frank, Hubert
  • Debrief the GoA-Workshop
    • SAPAA had good kudos in the session
    • Focus on recruitment, retain, etc., volunteer lifecycle.
    • Still in a holding pattern vis a program.
    • Area is staffing up to support.
  • Review Pages and lost pages
  • AGM Nov 26 and Schedule
  • Judith status.
  • Newsletter

2022-10-14 Web Meeting

  • Who: Frank, Hubert and Patsy
  • AGM Nov 26 and Schedule
  • Judith status.
  • Government Workshops
  • Patsy Oct 22 to Nov 17, conscious by November 20.
  • Identify 1-2 pages for this week
  • How to search Newsletters

2022-10-07 Web Meeting

  • Who: Frank, Hubert and Patsy
  • timing: Last session before break December 9, break until January 6.
  • Identify 1-2 pages for this week
  • How to search Newsletters

2022-09-23 Web Meeting

  • Who: Frank, Hubert and Patsy
  • Recap what we did last time, refresh our memory.
    • Identify next 1-3 pages for this week.
      • Target Bilby and Garner
    • Review Meeting with GoA.

2022-05-13 Web Meeting

  • What:
    • Where stats come from and how to present on web pages; particularly multiple sites
    • Editing slide show image (Gadsby Lake)
    • Board Meeting
    • Future Meetings [May 20, Frank away and visitors May 27 and June 3]

2022-05-06 Web Meeting

  • Who:
  • What:
    • Default is Left, italics
    • Updating of ‘passed’ pages (post silence procedure)
      • e.g. replace a default map with a photo
    • Frank’s Site Visit Report Proof of Concept

Updating of ‘passed’ pages

  1. Changes Made by a Committee Member with no Notice
    1. Corrections of errors that do not change the substance of page
    2. Spelling, grammar, style, changes to standards
    3. Minor technical changes
    4. Additions to further reading (e.g. newsletter, partner organizations).
    5. Content published in the SAPAA Newsletter.
  2. Changes Made by Members with Notice to the Committee
    1. Articles published in partner and peer organizations.
    2. Unsolicited content from members, stewards and official sources (e.g. government).
    3. Changes in photos, significant changes in formats or standards.
  3. Changes made by the Committee, Re-Approval by the Board
    1. Changes that are contentious or create risk for the Association.
  4. Examples of Changes
    1. New sources of information (e.g. site visits, photos, newsletters)
    2. Corrections, errors, changes in standards
    3. De-listed or added areas

2022-04-29 Web Meeting

  • Who: Patsy, Hubert and Frank
  • Status of pages
  • Proposed next pages
    • Southern Alberta: Outpost Wetlands & Police Outpost; Ross Lake; Twin River Heritage Rangeland; Onefour Heritage Rangeland; Kennedy Coulee; Milk River; St. Mary Reservoir; Waterton Reservoir; Red Rock Coulee; Eagle Nest
    • Remainder of the OCs
  • Issues or challenges.

Assignments for coming week:

Hubert: Thorsby, Mill Island, Magee, Holmes Crossing; Patsy: Matthews Crossing, Opal

The following still need final review: Modeste Creek, Sylvan Lake, Crippsdale, Medicine Lodge Hills, Markerville, Bridge Lake

2022-04-13 Meeting, Hubert, Patsy

Work for the following week:

Hubert: Mt Butte NA, Parkland NA, Modeste Creek NA, Mill Island NA

Patsy: Complete Bridge Lake NA; confirm: Sylvan Lake NA, Crippsdale NA

Do: Riverlot 56 NA, Newton Lake NA, Medicine Hills Lodge NA, Markerville NA

  1. Buck Lake Creek Natural Area
  2. Coyote Lake Natural Area
  3. Northwest of Bruderheim Natural Area
  4. Roselea Natural Area

2022-04-01 Web Meeting

  • Who: Patsy, Hubert and Frank
  1. Life after Project 85:
    1. Build out the remaining OCs (~90’ish sites).  
    2. We don’t really have content for the PNT and CNT and therefore my suggestion is to 
    3. Build PNT/CNT as we have content, e.g. visits, to them.
  2. Content Management:
    1. The location and store for SAPAA
  3. Life beyond the website
    1. The website was meant as a tool to tell the SAPAA story, after we have finished the build – next priority and steps?
    2. Citizen Stewards/Scientists.  
    3. Public or government education
  4. Board Meeting

2022-04-01 Web Meeting

  • Who: Patsy, Hubert and Frank
  • Silence Procedure
    1. Butcher Creek Natural Area
    2. Battle Lake Natural Area
    3. Sherwood Park Natural Area
  • Site Problems
    • Coyote Lake
    • Bridge Lake

2022-04-08 Web Meeting

  • Who: Patsy, Hubert and Frank
  • Silence Procedure
    • Beaverhill Natural Area
    • Beaverhill Lake Heritage Rangeland Natural Area
    • Anderson Creek Natural Area
    • Isle Lake Natural Area
    • Wagner Natural Area
    • Halfmoon Lake Natural Area
  • Set up future meetings
  • Problem Areas
    • Problems with Bridge Lake – area

2022-03-25 Web Meeting

  • Who: Patsy, Hubert and Frank
  • Silence Procedure
    1. Vega
    2. Antler Lake Island
    3. Bellis
    4. Hastings Lake Islands
    5. Halfway Lake
    6. Lily Lake
    7. North Cooking Lake Natural Area
    8. Lloyd Creek-Winfield?
  • Google Drive – Photos
  • Problem Areas
    • Problems with Bridge Lake – area
    • Review site size of Coyote Lake

2022-03-18 Web Meeting

  • Who: Patsy, Hubert and Frank
  • Web Page Ordering
  • Filters on Google Sheet
  • Managing and sourcing Site statistics
  • Silence Procedure
    • Lily Like

2022-03-11 Web Meeting

  • Who: Patsy, Hubert and Frank
  • How to save an image in the media library.
  • Review silence procedure
  • Reminder of the G-Drive.
  • Google File and statuses
  • Schedule pages
Web StatusSite Name:Area-AcreCount
a.File Total691,822196.00
b.Next-Page Total43,94937.00
o.Built-Page Total71,67534.00
p.Published Total7724.00
y.Issue Total5,2722.00
zOtherBig Sagebrush1,3341.00
zOther Total1,3341.00
Grand Total814,824274.00
Overview of Status

Lol, we are making progress so let’s send out the pages on Friday.  Great work guys and we can add to the documentation for the next go round.  Some links to help are as follow: 

  1. The List of Natural Areas which indicates whether it is a finally published page or not: List of Protected Areas | SAPAA (sapaastewards.com).
  2. The control list of areas which identifies what is the state of natural areas: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/17gVzyKNJYIAHF8tas8Y0b0V1W_YpdVph/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=117372203780120703211&rtpof=true&sd=true.  

On the second resource, we have not been using it as diligently as what we can so Friday is a great day to start!

2022-03-04 Web Meeting

  • Who: Patsy, Hubert and Frank
  1. How to search newletters
    1. One time
      1. Download the newsletters (e.g. zip)
      2. Copy to a local drive the newsletters
    2. For each search term
      1. Use the find function to find the newsletter file
      2. Search within the file for the reference
  2. Silence Procedure and cleanup
    1. Remove instructions and anything in a [square bracket]
    2. Walk through the email procedure using Innifail
  3. Check map right location
    1. View the published page
  4. Kootenay Plains
  5. Reminder: Perfection is the enemy of the good

2022-02-25 Web Meeting

  • Who: Patsy, Hubert and Frank
  1. Silence Procedure to Hubert and Patsy
    1. Edgar T. Jones linked – DONE
  2. How to Approve a Comment
    1. FRANK, why are comments not shown on the page?
    2. BECAUSE WE WERE ON THE WRONG PAGE (ALEXO INSTEAD OF ALSIKE)
  3. Standard for references
    1. Primary source of information is: Government of Alberta –
    2. Move GoA into the previous paragraph
    3. Drop GoA as #1
    4. Update any other references.
    5. TEMPLATE UPDATED
    6. MOST PUBLISHED PAGES UPDATED
    7. STANDARD ADOPTED ON A GO FORWARD BASIS
  4. Special Characters
    1. Mβtis
    2. Copy and paste from another source, e.g. word, a web page, etc.
    3. control-shift-V removes formatting for a clean paste.
  5. Kootney Plains
    1. Images: Patsy
    2. Bertha’s article
    3. https://sapaastewards.com/protected-areas/list-of-protected-areas/kootenay-plains-er/
  6. FRANK, update the spreadsheet to combine ER, etc. into one list; put these at the top. – DONE

2022-02-11 Web Meeting

  • Who: Patsy, Hubert and Frank
  1. For the time being, co-mingled sites with different legal statues (OC, PNT, CNT) will use the following approach:
    1. 85-OC Pass: Ignore PNT and CNT (except where we feel like not ignoring them)
    2. Next-OC Pass: Same as the above
    3. PNT and/or CNT Pass: Likely we will combine the same name with an OC page (e.g. Halfmoon lake, one page – combined OC and PNT).
  2. Discussion of the concept of Steward Status – DONE
    1. Agree to remove from existing pages, keep row but delete the value.
  3. Can the author information associated with a blog be removed (e.g. Frank’s Orgbio)
  4. Agree that Heading “References, Further Reading and Links” changes to:
    1. References: Uses a number list; the exception is the GoA Website.
    2. Further Reading: Uses a bullet list
  5. Reviewed linking
    1. Linking an existing page post
    2. Linking a file or URL
    3. Opening in a new tab (or same tab)
  6. PATSY and HUBERT to review, edit and sign off published pages
    1. PATSY: Anderson Creek, Isle Lake, Halfmoon Lake, Edgar T. Jones, Hastings Lake Islands, Antler Lake Island, North Cooking Lake, Sherwood Park.
    2. HUBERT: Remainder of published pages
  7. FRANK to finish ‘rough building’ other pages

2022-02-04 Web Meeting

  • Who: Patsy, Hubert and Frank
  1. Alexo sent out as the first finished page.
  2. Can the author information associated with a blog be removed (e.g. Frank’s Orgbio)
    • FRANK to research settings, etc.
  3. Redact site report
  4. PATSY and HUBERT to review, edit and sign off published pages
    1. PATSY: Anderson Creek, Isle Lake, Halfmoon Lake, Edgar T. Jones, Hastings Lake Islands, Antler Lake Island, North Cooking Lake, Sherwood Park.
    2. HUBERT: Remainder of published pages
  5. FRANK to finish ‘rough building’ 57 other pages

2022-01-28 Web Meeting

  • Who: Patsy, Hubert and Frank
  1. Board meeting planned for February 15, HUBERT to book, etc.
  2. Discussion of Blogs versus Pages
    1. FRANK – summary display of blogs on PA Visits
  3. Discussion of the GoA Site report online form
    1. HUBERT to discuss with GoA
    2. Potentially split out
  4. Discussion of the concept of Steward Status
    1. Agree to remove from existing pages, keep row but delete the value.
    2. Frank to delete from Master spreadsheet – DONE
    3. Add back en masse after pages are stood up
  5. Alsike is pointing to a blog versus the web page: FIXED
  6. Can the author information associated with a blog be removed (e.g. Frank’s Orgbio)
    • FRANK to research settings, etc.
  7. PATSY and HUBERT to review, edit and sign off published pages
    1. PATSY: Anderson Creek, Alexo, Isle Lake, Halfmoon Lake, Edgar T. Jones, Hastings Lake Islands, Antler Lake Island, North Cooking Lake, Sherwood Park.
    2. HUBERT: Remainder of published pages
  8. FRANK to finish ‘rough building’ 57 other pages

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. 
Steward-StatusDefinition
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.