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Alberta Upstream Research Petroleum Fund

Alberta Upstream Research Petroleum Fund

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About

The Alberta Upstream Petroleum Research Fund (AUPRF) is an industry-sponsored fund supported by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) and the Explorers and Producers Association of Canada (EPAC). The AUPRF Fund is managed and administered through PTAC Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada.   PTAC is a neutral facilitator of multi-stakeholder industry research and technology development projects.

This fund supports applied, peer-reviewed research that increases knowledge, assists in decision-making, and develops solutions to industry environment, health and safety/social issues. The science supporting AUPRF projects is based on independent, peer-reviewed research performed by consultants and university and government scientists.  The reports arising from this research are thorough and objective. They identify required improvements as well as practical cost-effective solutions.

Program & Project Involvement

Caribou Program
Program

Caribou Program

The fRI Research Caribou Program carries out applied research, in partnership with industry and the Government of Alberta, to help maintain caribou herds in Alberta into the future.

Grizzly Bear Program
Program

Grizzly Bear Program

The fRI Research Grizzly Bear Program provides knowledge and planning tools to ensure the long-term conservation of grizzly bears in Alberta.

Caribou behaviour and calving success in relation to oil and gas development: are all disturbances created equal?
Project

Caribou behaviour and calving success in relation to oil and gas development: are all disturbances created equal?

Do caribou avoid well sites? Does activity at well sites affect caribou survival?

Determining How Bears Use Gated Roads
Project

Determining How Bears Use Gated Roads

Do gated roads protect bears from vehicle traffic?

Impacts of New Forestry Approaches on Grizzly Bear Habitat Use and Movement
Project

Impacts of New Forestry Approaches on Grizzly Bear Habitat Use and Movement

This project will investigate whether new approaches to forestry can minimize impacts on resident grizzly bears.

Targeting alternate prey to understand caribou and moose habitat management choices in a regenerating landscape: Increasing functional habitat for caribou in west-central ranges
Project

Targeting alternate prey to understand caribou and moose habitat management choices in a regenerating landscape: Increasing functional habitat for caribou in west-central ranges

This project examines how moose respond to different re-vegetation trajectories after disturbance. A re-vegetation prescription that moose avoid may be less of a problem for caribou.

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