Canadian Forest Service Publications

Gaps in Canada's forest inventory. 1988. Gillis, M.D. Forestry Canada, Petawawa National Forestry Institute, Chalk River, ON. Information Report PI-X-078. 14 p.

Year: 1988

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 4529

Language: English

Series: Information Report (Petawawa)

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There are some areas of productive forest in Canada not yet covered by forest inventory programs. These gaps occur in transition forest of generally low current commercial value.

Sampling was carried out in the Alberta and Saskatchewan gaps to provide broad but statistically objective estimates of area and volume for Canada’s forest inventory.

A network of photo plots was established in each gap. Plots were described by photo interpretation according to 1986 national inventory codes. Volume estimates were interpreted for the stocked productive forest plots. The sample was calibrated with a regression estimator using a subsample of ground plots.

The 5 250 000 hectares of uninventoried productive forest land contains 409 140 810 cubic metres of wood, of which 39% is in Alberta, 10% is in southern Saskatchewan, and 51% in northern Saskatchewan.

Also available under the title:
Zones non couvertes dans l'inventaire des forêts du Canada (French)