Ecological Values within Canada's Intact Forest Landscapes
(2010-12-17) This dataset combines key ecological values within intact forest landscapes in order to identify what can be called “key ecological areas”—that is, the most valuable areas from an ecological perspective.
Although intact forest landscapes have intrinsic value in themselves, identifying “key ecological values” within intact forest landscapes is challenging due to the limited amount of information on most remaining intact areas. It is also difficult to evaluate trade-offs in various prioritization schemes, as value judgments are required and values vary widely. In addition, the methodologies that have been developed for identifying and prioritizing values may not yet be sufficiently refined in order to receive widespread acceptance.