Canadian Forest Service Publications

Canada’s Forest Cover Under Investigation. 2019. Guindon, L. NRCan, CFS, Laurentian Forestry Centre, Québec, QC. Branching Out from the Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre. No. 122. 2 p.

Year: 2019

Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 40034

Language: English

Series: Branching Out (LFC - Québec)

Availability: PDF (download)

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It is quite a challenge to count the gains and losses of the entire forest cover of our planet! Nonetheless, results from of methods with large but unknown biases can mislead users, with potentially serious national and international consequences. Imagine the impact of a study published in Science that because such a bias would provide results showing Canada to be one of the worst country in the world for the loss of forest area!

That is exactly what happened in 2013.

Also available under the title:
Le couvert forestier du Canada sous enquête. L’Éclaircie du Service canadien des forêts, Centre de foresterie des Laurentides. No 122. (French)