Human footprint

The ABMI Wall-to-Wall Human Footprint (HF) Inventory (scale 1:15,000) ) identifies all of the human footprint (defined as the temporary or permanent transformation of native ecosystems to industrial, residential or recreational land uses) throughout the province of Alberta. This comprehensive layer includes all the HF information related to the energy, forestry, and agriculture industries, as well as urban development. HF layers can be downloaded for the following years: 2007, 2010, 2012.

Human footprint

Spatial distribution of footprint types

Each of the maps show percent cover by footprint types (2012 HF) within 1 km2 grid cells throughout Alberta.