For Consultants

The uPLVI provides the City with critical standardized baseline information and as such welcomes the use of it in technical documents required through the land use development process. Such technical reports include, but are not limited to:
  • Phase II Ecological Network Reports
  • Environmental Reviews as required by Bylaw 7188
  • Wildlife Passage reports
  • Drainage reports
The above said, for most of the City, the uPLVI has only been completed at the Area Structure Plan level of planning and therefore does not include homogeneous site types (e.g. small wetlands and other natural areas) that are required to be identified at later planning stages. However, the uPLVI is available for City partners to use as a baseline from which to update vegetation and site type mapping to a resolution appropriate for the study at hand.

For Consultants and Academics: Use of Data



It is hoped that partners who use this data will consistently share site-specific mapping updates so that the uPLVI can be maintained as a living spatial database, accessible to everyone, as it continues to be updated at each step of the planning process by Edmonton’s mapping community. 

When using and updating this data, please:

  • Be aware of existing data limitations
  • Follow the uPLVI specifications as outlined in the uPLVI Interpretation Manual;
  • When used, please reference this data as:
    • City of Edmonton. 2016. Urban Primary Land and Vegetation Inventory (uPLVI). Spatial Data. 2015 edition. Prepared for: Parks and Biodiversity Section, Sustainable Development, the City of Edmonton, Alberta. Prepared by: Greenlink Forestry Inc. Edmonton Alberta
  • Provide updated spatial files with report submission in 3TM, NAD83 format;
  • If relevant to the detail of your study (i.e. required to identify vegetation areas to plant community type), please continue to provide species lists as per usual, but align your plant community descriptions with those outlined in Edmonton’s Urban Ecological Field Guide.
Feel free to contact us for more information.

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