Canada Logging Tenures and Operating Forest CompaniesEntry ID: Catenown
Abstract: This shapefile shows the boundaries of logging tenures
operated by forestry companies in Canada. There are three
main tenure types: area-based tenures, area-based
cooperatives, and volume-based tenures. Area-based
cooperatives and volume-based tenures have multiple
companies operating within them. The parent company or
companies operating in each tenure are listed in the
shapefile attribute table. ... For tenures with more than 10
operating companies, only the top ten are listed.
Tenure data is based largely on World Wildlife Fund's
(WWF) assessment of forest tenures in Canada.
Licensee information is included with this dataset where
known. The WWF tenure data was refined by removing WWF
Designated Areas (protected areas that preclude industrial
development), and lakes greater than 1,000 km2, from the
Tenure data was updated to mid-1999 for Quebec and
British Columbia tenures.
Company operating areas shown on the map include
area-based tenures and administrative areas within which
companies have volume-based tenure(s).
Forest companies may actually conduct forest operations
on only a portion of the land base identified as their
operating areas on the map, due to operability constraints
and/or the terms of their forest tenure.
"Approx. Areas of Operation" shown in the company table
is the sum of company-controlled area-based tenures plus
part of administrative areas in proportion to the volume
of cut within the administrative area allocated to the company.
Global Forest Watch is using this data to build the first map of
logging concessions in hope to show how forest are being managed and
to help implement programs to protect forest.
Geospatial Reference Information:
Horizontal Datum Name: North American Datum of 1927
Ellipsoid Name: Clarke 1866
[Summary provided by WRI]
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: World Resources Institute
Dataset Title: Canada Logging tenures and Operating Forest Companies
Dataset Release Date: 2000-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Washington, D.C.
Dataset Publisher: World Resources Institute
Data Presentation Form: map coverageOnline Resource: http://www.globalforestwatch.org/english/datawarehouse/index.asp#
Start Date: 1998-01-01Stop Date: 2000-12-31
AGRICULTURE > FOREST SCIENCE > FOREST HARVESTING AND ENGINEERING
AGRICULTURE > FOREST SCIENCE > FOREST MANAGEMENT
AGRICULTURE > FOREST SCIENCE > FOREST PRODUCTS/COMMODITIES
AGRICULTURE > FOREST SCIENCE > FOREST PROTECTION
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > BOUNDARIES > BOUNDARY SURVEYS
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > HABITAT CONVERSION/FRAGMENTATION > DEFORESTATION
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT > LAND MANAGEMENT
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT > LAND MANAGEMENT > LAND TENURE
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT > ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS
AGRICULTURE > FOREST SCIENCE > FOREST CONSERVATION
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Data Set Progress
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at mail.nasa.gov
Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2007-08-31