GFWC 10th Anniversary Publications

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.

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Atlas of Key Ecological Areas Within Canada’s Intact Forest Landscapes

(2010-12-17) Global Forest Watch Canada has created a dataset of key ecological areas by applying a ranking system to a variety of biotic and abiotic datasets of the terrestrial and aquatic environments within Canada’s intact forest landscapes. The results are an interesting illustration of a combined analytical and mapping approach to ecological values.

 

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Large Dams and Reservoirs of Canada: Dataset Bulletin

(2010-12-17) This bulletin describes the dataset of large dams and reservoirs of Canada, which is part of a larger project within the umbrella of a multi-year GFWC project titled Energy Developments, Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Forest Conservation in Canada. Reservoirs and their associated dams were created based on the dams listed in the Atlas of Canada, 1,000,000 National Frameworks Data, Hydrology – Dams spatial dataset. Information on hydropower facilities were also made available for those reservoirs contributing to hydropower generation. The dataset is also relevant to the "Hydropower Developments in Canada" reports published in January 2012.

 

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Large Dams and Reservoirs of Canada

(2010-12-17) The Large Dams and Reservoirs of Canada dataset was created to obtain accurate spatial boundaries of major reservoirs in Canada and their associated dams. 

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Industrial-caused Changes to Canada’s Forest Frontier: 1990–2001

(2010-12-10) Global Forest Watch Canada compiles and summarizes several change analysis projects, which examine an average 11-year period (1990–2001). These projects combine to cover 2.9 million square kilometres throughout Canada’s forest landscapes. The maps and data GFWC are releasing highlight that although Canada contains globally significant intact boreal and temperate forest landscapes, the forest frontier is undergoing rapid and recent massive human-caused transformations. These transformations are mainly a result of industrial activities. Thus, Canada has both opportunities and challenges in terms of sustainably managing its remaining forest resource for a range of resource consumption and ecological values.

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Anthropogenic Changes to Canada’s Forest Frontier: 1990–2001

(2010-12-10) This dataset combines seven GFWC anthropogenic change datasets (four previously published and three unpublished) to create a dataset with a similar methodology and time period for a large portion of Canada’s forest landscapes.

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GFWC Receives Boreal Award

(2010-12-01) Peter Lee, Executive Director, was honoured to accept a Boreal Award on behalf of the board and staff of Global Forest Watch Canada at the annual awards gala in Ottawa on November 24th. The annual Boreal Awards, presented by the Boreal Leadership Council, pay tribute to individuals, groups, companies, and governments who are passionate about the protection and the vitality of Canada's Boreal Forest.

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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.

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Nova Scotia’s Intact Forest Landscapes: Opportunities for Conservation Planning

(2010-11-26) This study mapped and analyzed Intact Forest Landscapes of Nova Scotia greater than 500 ha and highlighted opportunities that exist for conservation planning. Significant areas of Intact Forest Landscapes in Nova Scotia remain. The areas with the largest loss of Intact Forest Landscape blocks greater than 1,000 ha are Shelburne and Halifax counties. The vast majority of Intact Forest Landscape blocks larger than 500 ha remain on crown land.

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Canada's Intact Forest Landscapes

(2010-09-13) This dataset was created as part of GFWC’s project “Where Is the Best of What’s Left?” The purpose was to map all of Canada’s remaining intact forest landscape fragments larger than 5,000 hectares for the boreal and taiga ecozones, and larger than 1,000 hectares for the temperate ecozones. This dataset is a revision and update of a previous dataset created for the GFWC report Canada’s

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