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Alberta Native Plant Council Concern for Resources for Alberta Conservation Information Management System (ACIMS)

All provinces and territories have a Conservation Data Centre, similar to the Alberta Conservation Information Management System (ACIMS). But ACIMS staff consists of less than one full-time equivalent position, the second lowest staffing level in Canada, despite heavy land use pressures on the landscape.
ANPC relies heavily on ACIMS to inform their native plant conservation initiatives. ACIMS is critically understaffed, underfunded and unsustainable. Earlier this summer, the ANPC wrote a letter to the Minister of Environment and Parks recommending that five full time positions be resourced for ACIMS:

  • Three positions to fill vacant positions of Botanist, Ecological Communities Coordinator, and Invertebrate Zoologist, and
  • Two positions to perform additional data management to meet current needs

We need your support in affecting this change! Please let the Minister know that conservation of native plants in Alberta is important and that it relies heavily on the information and data available from ACIMS, which can only function properly when well staffed.

Please see the attached letters:
ANPC Letter to the Minister of Alberta Environment and Parks – click here
Alberta Environment and Parks REPLY – click here


ALBERTA  CONSERVATION  INFORMATION 
MANAGEMENT SYSTEM [ACIMS] 
DATA UPDATE
Element Occurrence (EO) data updated to October 2017
ACIMS has updated the Element Occurrence information to October 2017 in the Search Map and downloadable files. Please note the previous files (dated July 2015) are now outdated and should no longer be used for searches.  The new files must be downloaded.

 Please check the ACIMS Website:  https://www.albertaparks.ca/albertaparksca/management-land-use/alberta-conservation-information-management-system-acims/download-data/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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