Canadian Forest Service Publications

Better land management through pan-Canadian forest maps. 2014. Beaudoin, A.; Bernier, P. NRCan, CFS, Laurentian Forestry Centre, Québec, Que. Branching out from the Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre. No. 91. 1 p.

Year: 2014

Available from: Laurentian Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 35774

Language: English

Series: Branching Out (LFC - Québec)

CFS Availability: Order paper copy (free), PDF (download)

Abstract

In Canada, each province and territory is responsible for its own forest management. However, issues such as forest insect outbreaks and climate change extend beyond provincial and territorial boundaries. The study of such phenomena is therefore hampered by the difficulty of gathering inventory data collected by the provinces and territories and aggregating this data for Canada as a whole. An immutable state of affairs? Not so, thanks to the work of researchers from the Canadian Forest Service (CFS).

Plain Language Summary

This publication reports on a Canada-wide map developed to analyze forest problems overlapping provinces and territories.

Using NASA satellite images along with climate and topographical data, Canadian Forest Service researchers have developed maps that can be used to estimate up to 127 attributes (including height, age, volume and forest composition) in all of Canada’s managed forests. Maps showing these attributes help to more effectively analyze the impact of human and natural disturbances affecting these forests.

Branching Out is a series of plain language fact sheets describing Laurentian Forestry Centre research projects.

Also available under the title:
Mieux gérer le territoire grâce à des cartes forestières pancanadiennes. L’éclaircie du Service canadien des forêts, Centre de foresterie des Laurentides. No 91. (French)

Funding programs

  • Clean Air Agenda - Adaptation (Forest Change)
Better land management through pan-Canadian forest maps. Branching out from the Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre. No. 91.
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