Nova Scotia's Intact Forest Landscapes > 500 ha

(2010-11-26) This dataset was used to analyze the distribution and extent of Nova Scotia’s intact forest landscapes > 500 ha in 2007.

 An intact forest landscape is defined by Global Forest Watch Canada as a contiguous mosaic of naturally occurring ecosystems, including forest, bog, water, tundra, and rock outcrops, that is within a forest ecozone (the province of Nova Scotia falls within the Atlantic Maritime Forest Ecozone), and that is essentially undisturbed by significant human influence visible on Landsat satellite images. Intact forest landscape fragments are the best remaining pieces of our once-intact forest landscapes and they are therefore critical to the restoration of ecosystem functioning in areas affected by human development.

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