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This study focuses on Endangered Forests and the biological components of the High Conservation Value Forest concept. High Conservation Value and Endangered Forests are identified and mapped based on several ecological components that are globally, regionally, or locally important. These ecological components can be landscape level features or biodiversity related. These components sometimes overlap and at other times are mutually exclusive. Any one component can be enough to identify a specific forest area as a High Conservation Value or Endangered Forest depending on the circumstance, but a full assessment using readily available spatial data of all of the ecological components is warranted before a forest is...
Abstract (from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gcb.12875/abstract): Permafrost thaw can alter the soil environment through changes in soil moisture, frequently resulting in soil saturation, a shift to anaerobic decomposition, and changes in the plant community. These changes, along with thawing of previously frozen organic material, can alter the form and magnitude of greenhouse gas production from permafrost ecosystems. We synthesized existing methane (CH 4) and carbon dioxide (CO 2) production measurements from anaerobic incubations of boreal and tundra soils from the geographic permafrost region to evaluate large-scale controls of anaerobic CO 2 and CH 4 production and compare the relative importance...
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This dataset contains Canada's national forest inventory (CanFI) 2001 data for plots within the boreal region of the province of Quebec, Canada. The attribute displayed is percent forested. Refer to the "attributes" tab to view other attributes contained in this dataset. For more information, refer to the CanFI 2001 document at: http://dsp-psd.pwgsc.gc.ca/collection_2007/nrcan-rncan/Fo143-2-408E.pdf From CanFI: Canada's existing national forest inventory (CanFI) is compiled about every five years by aggregating provincial and territorial forest management inventories and reconnaissance level information. Stand-level data provided by the provincial and territorial management agencies are converted to a national...
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This dataset contains Canada's national forest inventory (CanFI) 2001 data for plots within the boreal region of the province of Ontario, Canada. The attribute displayed is percent forested. Refer to the "attributes" tab to view other attributes contained in this dataset. For more information, refer to the CanFI 2001 document at: http://dsp-psd.pwgsc.gc.ca/collection_2007/nrcan-rncan/Fo143-2-408E.pdf From CanFI: Canada's existing national forest inventory (CanFI) is compiled about every five years by aggregating provincial and territorial forest management inventories and reconnaissance level information. Stand-level data provided by the provincial and territorial management agencies are converted to a national...
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Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge (YKF NWR) and Koyukuk NWR (KUK NWR), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), initiated a project with the U.S. Geological Survey Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center to acquire map products needed for moose habitat assessment. The objective of this work was to create a suite of products which included: Estimated Vegetation Heights, probability of Willow Estimates, and Vegetation Type Maps. These products are based on spectral characteristics found in bands 2 through 7 of Landsat 8 OLI scenes processed to surface reflectance, acquired in summer of 2013, and late winter of 2014. Training data was collected by fixed wing aircraft and helicopter by USFWS refuge staff,...
Increasing the proportion of power derived from renewable energy sources is becoming an increasingly important part of many countries's strategies to achieve reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. However, renewable energy investments can often have external costs and benefits, which need to be taken into account if socially optimal investments are to be made. This paper attempts to estimate the magnitude of these external costs and benefits for the case of renewable technologies in Scotland, a country which has set particularly ambitious targets for expanding renewable energy. The external effects we consider are those on landscape quality, wildlife and air quality. We also consider the welfare implications of...
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This dataset contains Canada's national forest inventory (CanFI) 2001 data for plots within the boreal region of the province of British Columbia. The attribute displayed is percent forested. Refer to the "attributes" tab to view other attributes contained in this dataset. For more information, refer to the CanFI 2001 document at: http://dsp-psd.pwgsc.gc.ca/collection_2007/nrcan-rncan/Fo143-2-408E.pdf From CanFI: Canada's existing national forest inventory (CanFI) is compiled about every five years by aggregating provincial and territorial forest management inventories and reconnaissance level information. Stand-level data provided by the provincial and territorial management agencies are converted to a national...
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This study focuses on Endangered Forests and the biological components of the High Conservation Value Forest concept. High Conservation Value and Endangered Forests are identified and mapped based on several ecological components that are globally, regionally, or locally important. These ecological components can be landscape level features or biodiversity related. These components sometimes overlap and at other times are mutually exclusive. Any one component can be enough to identify a specific forest area as a High Conservation Value or Endangered Forest depending on the circumstance, but a full assessment using readily available spatial data of all of the ecological components is warranted before a forest is...
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Permafrost (perennially frozen) and active-layer (seasonally thawed) soils varying in soil carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) content and radiocarbon age were collected from three sites in interior Alaska to determine potential release of dissolved organic carbon (DOC), total dissolved N (TDN), dissolved organic nitrogen (DON), and dissolved inorganic nitrogen (DIN) upon thaw. Soil cores were cut into 15 cm thick sections, and deep active-layer (15-30 cm above the permafrost boundary) and shallow permafrost (15-30 cm below the permafrost boundary) sections were thawed and leached with deionized water. Soil leachates were analyzed for DOC, TDN, nitrate (NO3-), and ammonium (NH4+) concentrations, dissolved organic matter...
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This dataset contains Canada's national forest inventory (CanFI) 2001 data for plots within the boreal region of the province of Saskatchewan, Canada. The attribute displayed is percent forested. Refer to the "attributes" tab to view other attributes contained in this dataset. For more information, refer to the CanFI 2001 document at: http://dsp-psd.pwgsc.gc.ca/collection_2007/nrcan-rncan/Fo143-2-408E.pdf From CanFI: Canada's existing national forest inventory (CanFI) is compiled about every five years by aggregating provincial and territorial forest management inventories and reconnaissance level information. Stand-level data provided by the provincial and territorial management agencies are converted to a national...
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This study focuses on Endangered Forests and the biological components of the High Conservation Value Forest concept. High Conservation Value and Endangered Forests are identified and mapped based on several ecological components that are globally, regionally, or locally important. These ecological components can be landscape level features or biodiversity related. These components sometimes overlap and at other times are mutually exclusive. Any one component can be enough to identify a specific forest area as a High Conservation Value or Endangered Forest depending on the circumstance, but a full assessment using readily available spatial data of all of the ecological components is warranted before a forest is...
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Probability that current range will support a self-sustaining population of boreal caribou, based on integrated probability assignments that considered population trend and size, and level of disturbance associated with anthropogenic activities and fire (see Section 2.6.5 in Environment Canada 2008 report; details, below). This dataset is not an illustration of whether a population is recoverable or not, rather, it is an indication of the degree of habitat change necessary to enable a population to be self-sustaining (e.g. to persist without the need for ongoing management intervention). Environment Canada. 2008. Scientifi c Review for the Identifi cation of Critical Habitat for Woodland Caribou (Rangifer tarandus...
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This study focuses on Endangered Forests and the biological components of the High Conservation Value Forest concept. High Conservation Value and Endangered Forests are identified and mapped based on several ecological components that are globally, regionally, or locally important. These ecological components can be landscape level features or biodiversity related. These components sometimes overlap and at other times are mutually exclusive. Any one component can be enough to identify a specific forest area as a High Conservation Value or Endangered Forest depending on the circumstance, but a full assessment using readily available spatial data of all of the ecological components is warranted before a forest is...
Increasing the proportion of power derived from renewable energy sources is becoming an increasingly important part of many countries's strategies to achieve reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. However, renewable energy investments can often have external costs and benefits, which need to be taken into account if socially optimal investments are to be made. This paper attempts to estimate the magnitude of these external costs and benefits for the case of renewable technologies in Scotland, a country which has set particularly ambitious targets for expanding renewable energy. The external effects we consider are those on landscape quality, wildlife and air quality. We also consider the welfare implications of...
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This study focuses on Endangered Forests and the biological components of the High Conservation Value Forest concept. High Conservation Value and Endangered Forests are identified and mapped based on several ecological components that are globally, regionally, or locally important. These ecological components can be landscape level features or biodiversity related. These components sometimes overlap and at other times are mutually exclusive. Any one component can be enough to identify a specific forest area as a High Conservation Value or Endangered Forest depending on the circumstance, but a full assessment using readily available spatial data of all of the ecological components is warranted before a forest is...
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This study focuses on Endangered Forests and the biological components of the High Conservation Value Forest concept. High Conservation Value and Endangered Forests are identified and mapped based on several ecological components that are globally, regionally, or locally important. These ecological components can be landscape level features or biodiversity related. These components sometimes overlap and at other times are mutually exclusive. Any one component can be enough to identify a specific forest area as a High Conservation Value or Endangered Forest depending on the circumstance, but a full assessment using readily available spatial data of all of the ecological components is warranted before a forest is...
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This study focuses on Endangered Forests and the biological components of the High Conservation Value Forest concept. High Conservation Value and Endangered Forests are identified and mapped based on several ecological components that are globally, regionally, or locally important. These ecological components can be landscape level features or biodiversity related. These components sometimes overlap and at other times are mutually exclusive. Any one component can be enough to identify a specific forest area as a High Conservation Value or Endangered Forest depending on the circumstance, but a full assessment using readily available spatial data of all of the ecological components is warranted before a forest is...
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The Northwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative is a collaborative, multi-jurisdictional partnership that works to enhance the ability of organizations and communities to understand, manage, and adapt to our changing landscape. Our vision is a dynamic landscape that maintains functioning, resilient boreal ecosystems and associated cultural resources.
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he main outputs of the Maxent models are maps that estimate the probability that a species will be present at a given location. The maps we present were transformed into a cumulative or percentile form, where each pixel shows the proportion of all other pixels in the study region having less suitable habitat. These “class rankings” facilitate comparisons among species. The Maxent models are examples of bioclimatic or niche models that are meant to describe the current potential distribution of species as constrained by climate and vegetation. They are more reliable than spatial interpolation models because they incorporate environmental conditions in addition to purely spatial factors such as location and distance...
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This dataset contains Canada's national forest inventory (CanFI) 2001 data for plots within the boreal region of the province of Manitoba, Canada. The attribute displayed is percent forested. Refer to the "attributes" tab to view other attributes contained in this dataset. For more information, refer to the CanFI 2001 document at: http://dsp-psd.pwgsc.gc.ca/collection_2007/nrcan-rncan/Fo143-2-408E.pdf From CanFI: Canada's existing national forest inventory (CanFI) is compiled about every five years by aggregating provincial and territorial forest management inventories and reconnaissance level information. Stand-level data provided by the provincial and territorial management agencies are converted to a national...


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