Statistical data

Forest inventory

Boreal Plains

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The Boreal Plains ecozone extends east from Peace River, British Columbia, through central Alberta and Saskatchewan, to the southeastern corner of Manitoba. It has fewer lakes and a higher percentage of non-forested land than the neighbouring Boreal Shield ecozone. The climate is strongly influenced by continental conditions, with cold winters and moderately warm summers.

The Boreal Plains are 57.4% forested. Fires are common, and most plant species are fire-adapted.

Forest area by classification (hectares) Footnote 1
Forest land 44,052,247.00
Other wooded land 3,645,731.00
Other land with tree cover 3,831,780.00
Forest type (forest land only) Footnote 2
Coniferous 55.1%
Broadleaf 27.6%
Mixedwood 13.5%
Temporarily non-treed 3.8%
Predominant tree genus (forest land only)—volume
Spruce 38.3%
Pine 13.9%
Fir 0.3%
Larch 3.7%
Cedar and other conifers 0.0%
Poplar 42.4%
Birch 1.4%
Maple 0.1%
Other hardwoods 0.0%
Unspecified hardwoods 0.0%
Unclassified 0.0%
Land use (thousand hectares)
Agriculture 12,750.1
Conservation 7,181.1
Forestry 39,514.5
Industrial 724.9
Infrastructure 409.1
National Defence 1,054.5
Recreation 71.4
Settlement 999.0
Unknown 4,413.5
Total 67,118.1