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Assessing Cultural and Ecological Impacts from Industry

The impact from proposed developments can be assessed against the cultural heritage assets and values. Sophisticated mapping tools can be used to record cultural sites, traditional land uses, song-lines, stories and the occurrence of significant plant and animals species. This information can be then managed centrally alongside sharing and data sensitivity rules. Maps of proposed developments from industry and government can similarly be imported into this system. These data can be compared and analysed to produce meaningful reports in the form of charts, maps, tables etc..

These systems are also use to establish cultural and environmental monitoring programs so that the changes associated with new developments can be detected and tracked.

Key features:
  • Provision of tools and methods to accurately measure impacts of industry
  • Increased capacity to communicate impacts of industry back to developers (through maps, tables, charts, reports etc.)
  • Increased knowledge-base upon which to contribute to decisions about future development proposals
  • Easily expanded into ongoing monitoring programs
Projects involving Assessing cultural and ecological impacts from industry:

Piikani Nation

Samson Cree Nation

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