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  1. The absence of element occurrences in the Alberta Conservation Information Management System (ACIMS) data accessible from this site does not indicate that occurrences do not exist in this area, the absence of records could indicate that very few inventories/surveys have been done in this part of the province.
  2. ACIMS no longer includes vertebrate records in response to data requests. For information on vertebrates in your search area, be sure to check the Fisheries and Wildlife Management Information System (FWMIS).
  3. The spatial map should be used as general reference only. This is because the base features, grid lines and other features may have variable accuracy.
  4. The Table of Results for Element Occurrences and the downloadable files are as accurate as available in ACIMS and this is the location information that should be used, not the visual reference.
  5. While every effort has been made to ensure that the information accessible from this site is complete, accurate, and current, the Government of Alberta, their agents and employees are not liable for any loss or damage arising directly or indirectly from the possession, publication, or use of, or reliance on, that information. This information is provided “as is” without expressed or implied warranty.
  6. Data in digital form may not be further disseminated or modified without prior consent from ACIMS. Unauthorized reproduction, modification, or dissemination may violate copyright or data-sharing agreements with partners of ACIMS.
  7. If information from ACIMS is used in the preparation of a report or other document, ESRD / ACIMS should be prominently acknowledged at the beginning of the document.
  8. The ACIMS data provided here are current only as of the most recent update displayed. Data are updated and posted to the website as new information warrants. Users must regularly check the website for updates to ensure the information used in reports or regulatory applications is as up-to-date as possible.

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Why are we collecting this info?

We are collecting this information to assist with tracking usage of our data. No personal information is collected.

A 100 metre proximity polygon has been added around all Protected Areas and Crown Reservation/Notations in this map, and can be seen in the "Table of Results" below if the section/township searched intersects with those 100 metre proximity polygons.

These proximity polygons do not represent ownership/management authority of the lands they fall upon, however there may be reasons to consult with Alberta Parks about activities in the area.

In all cases send an email to for any questions.

Element Occurrence

EO is an area of land and/or water in which a species or ecological community is, or was, present. The element is either a species (or subspecies taxa) or an ecological community, the occurrence is documented location.

An EO should have practical conservation value for the Element as evidenced by potential continued (or historical) presence and/or regular recurrence at a given location so it is a derived product that is more than just a species observation.

For Species Elements, the EO often corresponds with the local population, but when appropriate may be a portion of a population (e.g., for long distance dispersers) or may be a group of nearby populations (e.g., metapopulation). For Ecological Community Elements, the EO may represent a stand or patch of a natural community, or a cluster of stands or patches of a natural community.

Non-sensitive Element Occurrences are occurrences with no restrictions concerning the provision of precise location information.

Sensitive Element Occurrences are occurrences for which ACIMS does not provide precise location information without further consultation. These occurrences are spatially "generalized" to the township(~10km x 10km) scale.

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Element Occurrences (part one, non-sensitive) Element Occurrence Definitions
Element Occurrence (part two, sensitive) Element Occurrence Definitions

For information on where to obtain GIS data for boundaries of parks and protected areas in Alberta, please refer to Alberta’s Open Data catalog.

Park and Protected area boundaries can be previewed using the GeoDiscover Alberta geospatial viewer.


Non-sensitive EOs (updated: June 2022)

Sensitive EOs (updated: June 2022)

Updated: Aug 31, 2022