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COPYRIGHT

Copyright © The City of Calgary 2014



No part of this work may be reproduced by any means

without written permission from The City of Calgary.



TERMS OF USE

The Habitat Restoration Project Framework must be used in conjunction with the current

edition of the Development Guidelines and Standard Specifications: Landscape Construction

manual (The City of Calgary Parks 2013), as referenced throughout the framework, and is

made available for use in The City of Calgary effective as of the date below.

July 2014

The 2014 Habitat Restoration Project Framework is presented as accurate and complete as of

the date indicated above. Use of this manual does not absolve any user from the obligation to

exercise their professional judgement and to follow good practice. Should any user have

questions as to the intent of any procedure found in this framework, the user is advised to

seek clarification from the lead of Natural Areas, Parks.

MANUAL REVISION NOTICE

The 2014 Habitat Restoration Project Framework replaces the 2010 Habitat Restoration

Framework, and has been substantially re-written to align with understood best practices, to

establish specifics around project responsibilities and sign-off and to restructure the

document for ease of use.

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Outputs and outcomes will continue to be measured and described after project completion in

the operational maintenance phase (see Phase 10 Management: Step 10.2 Monitoring and

Reporting Continued by The City).

7.2. Construction Inspections by Parks

Construction Period

Habitat restoration site inspections are required at key times during project construction, as

outlined in each section of the Development Guidelines and Standard Specifications: Landscape

Construction manual (The City of Calgary Parks, current edition). The proponent,

contractor(s), the Development Inspector and the Parks Natural Areas representative shall be

in attendance at each critical stage inspection. The City of Calgary Parks must be given a

minimum of 24 hours notice when requesting an inspection, as per the Development

Guidelines and Standard Specifications: Landscape Construction manual (The City of Calgary

Parks, current edition).

At each inspection stage, the Construction Inspection Checklist and CCC Report (The City of

Calgary Parks, current edition) will be used to record satisfactory construction inspection

details of essential and non-essential deficiencies, and will verify that the restoration has been

completed in conjunction with the final Habitat Restoration Report. The proponent and the

Parks Development Inspector will sign off on each inspection stage. Copies of the Construction

Inspection Checklist and CCC Report (The City of Calgary Parks, current edition) must be kept

on site to verify previous site inspections and must be included in project progress reports in

the form of an appendix.

Maintenance Period

Restoration sites within a natural environment park will receive regular inspections during

the maintenance period (see Phase 8 Construction Completion and Maintenance Period: Step

8.3 Maintenance Period for full details) to ensure that habitat restoration is on track.

Maintenance logs may be required at the discretion of The City of Calgary Parks, and shall be

provided during maintenance period inspections, as applicable. Inspection times and

frequency will be determined through the habitat restoration project. For example,

inspections may need to be conducted during the active growth period in order to confirm

that plant material is healthy. The consultant can contact Parks Planning and Development

Services, call 3-1-1 to arrange for an inspection during the maintenance period, as applicable

to the Habitat Restoration Project.

Final Construction

Construction inspections will occur on a regular basis during project construction, until the

end of conditional FAC (see Phase 9 Final Acceptance and Project Closing: Step 9.6 FAC

Approval/ Conditional/Rejection for details).

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7.3. Track Project Performance

Project performance is informed by results from both restoration success monitoring and

construction inspections. Records should be kept for all project issues (i.e. description,

impacts on restoration success, project timeline, cost or resources and issue resolutions),

changes (i.e. description, options considered, impacts on project, justification, expected

outcome, recommended implementation), decisions (i.e. description, impact on project plan

and outcomes, and authority), and lessons learned. Project performance will be tracked via

these records and reported on via progress reports.



7.4. Progress Reports

Progress reports will describe the progress of restoration success and project performance

from project implementation (see Phase 6 Project Implementation and Construction) to the

end of final acceptance (see Phase 9 Final Acceptance and Project Closing) and will be

submitted to The City of Calgary Parks on a regular basis. Reporting frequency (e.g.

seasonally, annually) and the need for on-site progress meetings will be determined at the

discretion of The City of Calgary Parks. Progress reports will inform The City of Calgary Parks,

the restoration team, and other project stakeholders on restoration project progress and will

act to inform planning of future habitat restoration projects.



Reports should include written descriptions of methods used, type and format of data

collected, and an analysis of progress results and outcomes. Raw data may be required for

inclusion in progress reports at the discretion of The City of Calgary Parks. Progress reports

must include:

 Report preparation details (who prepared report, date prepared, date submitted);

 The reporting period;

 Milestone and deliverable scheduling updates;

 Project status; and

 The issues, risks, changes, decisions or related actions taken during the reporting

period.

Where photomonitoring has taken place, progress reports must adhere to methodology

outlined in Appendix E Photomonitoring Guidelines. Copies of completed Construction

Inspection Checklist and CCC Reports (The City of Calgary Parks, current edition) and

maintenance logs must be included in project progress reports in the form of appendices.

Where progress reports imply that significant adjustment to the final restoration report is

needed, restoration report amendments may be required, at the discretion of The City of

Calgary Parks.

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HABITAT RESTORATON PROJECT CHECKLIST (Part 2)
To be used in conjunction with CCC / FAC.




Phases 2-9: Habitat restoration project (HRP) checklist items by HRP phase.
Checklist Item*

*NOTE: Items marked with * may not be
applicable to all projects or situations

Date


YYYY/MM/DD

Approval Initials Comments
(deficiencies, notes, etc.) NA

Rep.
HRP
PM

PDI CPAG

2 Site visit with proponent and Parks

Reference habitat described

3 Conceptual Restoration Plan: 7 copies

Conceptual Restoration Report: 7 copies

City approves HRP with comments

*Modified conceptual plan and report
submitted



4 Preliminary tasks complete N/A N/A N/A

Biophysical inventory complete N/A N/A N/A

Restoration team created N/A N/A N/A

Communication plan developed N/A N/A N/A

5 Restoration goals and objectives

Alternative restoration approaches/
prescriptions



Preferred alternative selected

Performance measures prepared

Monitoring program designed

Implementation, maintenance, and
management plans developed



*ECO Plan

Project milestone schedule created

Contingency plan developed

Project budget developed

Site mapping complete

Final Restoration Plan: 7 copies

Final Restoration Report: 2 copies

City approves HRP with comments

*Modified final plan and report submitted

Approved final drawings submitted

6 City acknowledges final drawings receipt

Materials, equipment, permits, etc.
obtained



Seed Testing Certificates submitted to
Parks



Site preparation

HRP implementation/construction

7 Monitor restoration success outputs

Construction Inspection #1 by Parks

Construction Inspection #2 by Parks

Construction Inspection #3 by Parks

Construction Inspection #4 by Parks

Construction Inspection #5 by Parks

Construction Inspection Checklist and CCC
Report



Maintenance period inspections by Parks

Monitor project performance

Progress reports

*Restoration report amendments

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8 Preliminary “as constructed” drawings
Construction Inspection Checklist and
CCC Report submitted



Construction Completion Certificate
(CCC): 4 copies



Projected Maintenance Period Expiry
Date (matches Construction Inspection
Checklist and CCC Report)



City acknowledges CCC receipt
*Maintenance logs
Deficiency completion letter submitted
*CCC appeal

9 Final construction inspection by
proponent



As-built restoration report submitted
As-built restoration plan submitted
*Maintenance manuals
Final Acceptance Certificate (FAC):
4 copies



Final Acceptance Inspection Check List
and Report



Final construction inspection by Parks
*Application Expiry Date (matches
Construction Inspection Checklist and
CCC Report)



*Conditional FAC
*FAC appeal
Project transition to The City



Inspection Date: __________________________ Parks Area Rep: ________________________________



No deficiencies noted Industry Rep: __________________________________



Application Expiration Date: ________________ Park Inspector: ________________________________



Report Distribution:  Industry Rep.  Area Superintendent Design and Development File



HABITAT RESTORATON PROJECT CHECKLIST (Part 3)



Phase 10: Post-Habitat restoration project (HRP) checklist for The City of Calgary Parks.
INTERNAL USE ONLY.

Park name


PARIS Asset Code

Post-Project / Restoration Continuation Checklist: Comments: Date
YYYY/MM/DD

HRP as-builts received  YES  NO

PARIS updated  YES  NO

Staff assigned  YES  NO

Budget assigned  YES  NO

Monitor restoration success outputs  YES  NO

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