[AREA Template]

[TEMPORARY – INSTRUCTIONS – copy and paste into a NEW page]

  1. Sections are as follows;
    1. Title: Name of the area/Page, e.g.: [LOCATION] Natural Area, Ecological Reserve, Heritage Rangeland, etc.
  2. URL SLUG should abbreviate the type of area to NA, ER, HR and PP. Example:
    1. Good: alsike-bat-lake-na
    2. Bad: alsike bat lake natural area
  3. Brief Narrative: A ‘hook’ or overview of the area typically under 200 words (and ideally, about 100 words).
  4. Image: a representative image for the area ideally showcasing one of its features (e.g. a stream, hill, particular type of flora/fauna, etc.).
  5. Map of the Area (H1): See notes below
  6. Other Information (H1, Optional): key historical notes about the area (its protection, former or nearby owners, etc.) and significant natural details.
  7. Site Statistics (H1): Statistical information available
  8. References and Further Reading (H1): links to sources about the area, local government information (e.g. county, municipal), societies interested in the area’s preservation and links of general interest to the public or Steward for the area.
    1. Government of Alberta Land Reference Manual: Part of the paragraph with a (date) of when accessed.
    2. If content is used in the page, reference via a [#] in the body and a corresponding link: [LINK] (accessed 2098-12-31).
    3. Material of interest but not referenced, place in the further reading section.
  9. Comments: comments are allowed on the page. Respondents to a comment may be a SAPAA board member, the designated Steward, other Stewards, SAPAA member or a member of the public. AKISMET is used to filter spam comments.
  10. Page Elements:
    1. Feature Image: Not used.
    2. Excerpt: Use hook (Brief Narrative) otherwise:
      • [AREA] is located [DIRECTIONS FROM MAJOR LAND MARK] and current has a [does not have a ] Steward assigned. The area is important due to [REASON – OPTIONAL].
  11. Verify Site Menu: individual pages are only accessible via the List of Protected Areas; individual pages are not displayed on the menu.
    1. Dashboard > Appearance > Menus

[Brief Narrative: A ‘hook’ or overview of the area typically under 200 words (and ideally, about 100 words).]

  • [IMAGE, if available]
  • General Filename Format: [WHERE][WHEN][WHO]_[IDENTIFIER]
  • Caption: The caption should provide a short description of the subject of image and a photo credit and date: [SUBJECT] – [LOCATION] – [DATE] – [(CREDIT)].

Map of the Area

[Google Map custom code from SAPAA – Map of Protected Areas – Google My Maps]. Instructions are available from: Protected Area Style Guide.

Any maps and map views are for general information only. Do not rely on them for navigation or to determine legal boundaries.

Other Information [OPTIONAL]

Site Statistics

[FROM SAPAA MASTER SPREADSHEET]

References

The following links are provided as a courtesy but are not verified or endorsed by SAPAA. Clicking on the link will cause you to leave the SAPAA website. Primary source of information is: Government of Alberta – [LINK] (2022-MM-DD).

  1. Sample sources may include:
  2. local government information (e.g. county, municipal), societies interested in the area’s preservation and links of general interest to the public or Steward for the area.
  3. Date all links and references, e.g.: [website] accessed 2099-12-31; [book] bibliography reference with page number; [email, interview] ‘interview with Bob Suruncle, designated government steward’.

Further Reading [OPTIONAL]

  • Newsletter reference: [ARTICLE TITLE], MMM YYYY SAPAA News #NN p. n or pp. n-n.

Editing, Review and Silence Procedure

  1. FRANK: Publish page
  2. HUBERT/PATSY: Assign page for editing by update tbd in the Title (4-
  3. Review for readability and alignment to SAPAA organizational reputation.
  4. Best available image
  5. Review for accuracy including:
    1. Correct map and site statistics
    2. Area size is correct
    3. Standards (e.g. use of hyphens, spelling, etc.)
    4. References are accessible and and notes match
  6. Review for formatting, e.g.: Centered captions, No empty blocks
  7. TEAM: Last walk through
    1. Any final discussion or notes
    2. Remove [name] from title
    3. Add to log book for silence procedure
    4. Delete these notes.

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