Canadian Forest Service Publications

Saltspring Island. A landscape analysis. 1974. Hirvonen, H.E.; Senyk, J.P.; Oswald, E.T. Government of Canada. Department of the Environment. Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forest Research Centre, Victoria, BC. Information Report BC-X-099. 54 p.

Year: 1974

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 1499

Language: English

Series: Information Report (PFC - Victoria)

Availability: PDF (download)

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The physical and vegetation characteristics of Saltspring Island are described in terms of landscape associations, with each association depicting a particular range of soil conditions, parent materials and plant communities. For planning purposes, each association is composed of one or more landscape units. Based on the physical and biological characteristics of each landscape unit and on the interrelationship of units within an association, some use suitabilities are outlined. Some management considerations, illustrating the kinds of problems and assets that may be encountered with a particular unit for a given use, are included.