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Found 10 records similar to Vegetation Zones of Canada: a Biogeoclimatic Perspective

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The Central Parkland Vegetation Inventory (CPVI) Polygons is a dataset that was created to capture vegetation information for the Central (Aspen) Parkland Natural Subregion in Alberta. The Parkland Natural Region covers approximately 10% of the province and acts as a broad transitional area between the dry grasslands and the moist boreal forest. This region is characterized by productive soils, moisture levels and climatic conditions conducive to agriculture. The vegetation cover is a mosaic of aspen woodlands, wetlands, fescue grassland and riparian areas.

Last Updated: Apr. 13, 2022
Date Published: Jun. 15, 2012
Organization: Government of Alberta
Formats: SHP XML HTML
Keywords:  agricultural land, alberta, biota, canada, central parkland, conservation, land ownership, live data and maps, native vegetation
Federal

Ecozones are broad ecological zones on the earth's surface and cover a large range of ecosystems such as temperate forest, mountain ranges, grassland, taiga, arctic tundra, extensive river systems, coastline and farmlands. Each ecozone has its own climate, relief, soil, fauna and flora and distinct human activities. In Canada, there are 20 ecozones, consisting of 15 terrestrial and 5 marine units. Forests of Canada cover in total about nine ecozones.

Last Updated: Mar. 14, 2022
Date Published: Dec. 31, 2010
Organization: Natural Resources Canada
Formats: JP2 other ZIP
Keywords:  environment, map, terrestrial ecosystems
Federal

The map title is Vegetation. Map scale. North arrow pointing to the north. Map projection is Hammer-Aitoff.

Last Updated: Feb. 22, 2022
Date Published: Apr. 3, 2006
Organization: Natural Resources Canada
Formats: GIF HTML CDR PDF
Keywords:  braille, culture, demographic, society, tactile maps
Provincial

The Native Prairie Vegetation Inventory (NPVI) Polygons is a quarter section-based vegetation inventory that covers the southern part of Alberta. The native prairie is defined in the Native Prairie Conservation Action Plan as an area of unbroken grassland or parkland dominated by non-introduced species, and an area of previously broken grassland that has reverted back to natural vegetation (30 to 60 years). The Native Prairie Vegetation Inventory extends beyond the Grasslands Natural Region to include data for adjacent areas, such as the Cypress Hills. In addition to the Grassland Natural Region, the Native Prairie Vegetation Inventory (NPVI) Polygons include areas that belong to the Foothills Parkland, Central Parkland, Montane, Dry Mixedwood Boreal and Lower Foothills Natural Subregions.

Last Updated: Apr. 13, 2022
Date Published: Jun. 19, 2012
Organization: Government of Alberta
Formats: SHP XML HTML
Keywords:  alberta, biota, canada, cover type, grazing status, native prairie vegetation class, native vegetation, natural subregion, Government information
Federal

In Canada, there are 20 ecozones, consisting of 15 terrestrial and 5 marine units. The vegetation varies from one ecozone to another. Forests cover totally or partially nine ecozones: Pacific Maritime, Montane Cordillera, Boreal Cordillera, Taiga Plains, Boreal Plains, Prairie, Boreal Shield, Mixedwood Plains, and Atlantic Maritime.

Last Updated: Mar. 14, 2022
Date Published: Dec. 31, 2010
Organization: Natural Resources Canada
Formats: JP2 other ZIP
Keywords:  ecosystems, environment, forests, map
Provincial

Published by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development - Forest Analysis and Inventory Geospatial forest inventory dataset updated for depletions, such as harvesting, and projected annually for growth. Sample attributes in this dataset include: age, species, volume, height. The Vegetation Resources Inventory (VRI) spatial datasets describe both where a vegetation resource (ie timber volume, tree species) is located and how much of a given resource is within an inventory unit.

Last Updated: May 18, 2021
Date Published: Feb. 27, 2020
Organization: Government of British Columbia
Formats: FGDB/GDB HTML
Keywords:  British Columbia, Canada, Forest, Forest Cover, Historical VRI, VEG, VEG COMP, VEG_COMP, VRI
Provincial

The Public Land Use Zone (PLUZ) dataset is comprised of all the polygons that represent Public Land Use Zones in Alberta. A Public Land Use Zone is an area of land to which legislative controls are applied to achieve particular land management objectives identified in a guiding land and resource plan. They can be used to protect areas containing sensitive resources such as wildlife and their habitats, vegetation, soils and watersheds as well as to separate or manage conflicting recreational activities. These areas have been designated as Public Land Use Zones, under the authority of Section 178 and 208 of the Public Lands Administration Regulation (PLAR) under the Public Lands Act.

Last Updated: Apr. 13, 2022
Date Published: Dec. 3, 2018
Organization: Government of Alberta
Formats: XML HTML ESRI REST
Keywords:  boundaries, land use zone, land use zones, public land use, public land use zone, public land use zones, public land uses, Government information
Provincial

The Forest Inventory Zone(s) (FIZ) were developed to provide a broadly based ecological classification of the forest land in British Columbia. FIZ closely follow the early biogeoclimatic zones developed by Dr. Krajina. The province of British Columbia is split into 12 FIZ zones.

Last Updated: Dec. 10, 2020
Date Published: Apr. 16, 2018
Organization: Government of British Columbia
Formats: KML WMS HTML
Keywords:  British Columbia, Canada, biogeoclimatic, compartment, forest_inventory, inventory region, Government information
Federal

Vegetation determines primary productivity as well as the diversity and types of habitat available to wildlife species. Alpine vegetation is sensitive to environmental and ecological changes. Park staff measure vascular plant diversity and the relative abundance of major plant life-forms in permanent sample plots. Plots are visited once every five years.

Last Updated: Jun. 6, 2018
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2017
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Alpine Vegetation, Alpine Habitat, vegetation, diversity, abundance, plant-life forms, surface type, Nahanni, Northwest Territories
Federal

Shrubs are projected to move upslope and expand into the alpine tundra with a warming climate in the Kluane region of Yukon. Shrub expansion will create habitat for some species, such as moose, but cause habitat loss for species such as hoary marmot, collared pika and ptarmigan. Parks Canada uses alpine vegetation plots to monitor shrub extent in Kluane. Two sub-measures are observed: 1) percent cover of shrubs and 2) height of tallest shrub.

Last Updated: Feb. 15, 2018
Date Published: Oct. 1, 2017
Organization: Parks Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Kluane, Yukon, climate change, shrub expansion, alpine tundra
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