Alberta Environment and Parks has recently updated the Wetland Assessment and Impact Form (WAIF), which may impact some of the work undertaken by authenticating wetland professionals in the province. Low risk activities that now require a WAIF rather than a full Wetland Assessment and Impact Report (WAIR) are widening, improvements or maintenance of existing roads that take place within a registered road plan right of way. (In the previous version of the WAIF, road activities within 15 m from the centerline of an existing road were allowed to use the WAIF, whereas road work beyond this footprint required a field-based wetland assessment and a more comprehensive report.

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