Geogratis - Canada Land Inventory - Land Capability for Forestry

The mapping of land capability for forestry is based on a national classification system comparable with the other Canada Land Inventory sectors. Land is rated according to seven classes on its capability to grow commercial timber in areas stocked with the optimum number and species of trees. This rating considers the land in its natural state, without improvements such as fertilization, drainage, or amelioration practices.

     Land ratings and classes may change, however, significant changes will only be achieved through costly and continuing practices. The best lands for tree growth are Class 1 while Class 7 land can not yield timber in commercial quantities, these represent the extremes.

     The capability mappings have a scale of 1:250,000 and are accomplished through interpretation of air photographs and field surveys.


     Assigning land units to a capability class serves as an inventory tool for resource planning and utilization.

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Kenttä Arvo
Laatija Government of Canada, National Archives of Canada, Visual and Sound Archives Division
Ylläpitäjä Government of Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Centre for Topographic Information (Sherbrooke)
Viimeksi päivitetty 10. lokakuu 2013, 21.03
Luotu 15. joulukuu 2011, 19.05
department Natural Resources Canada
level_of_government Federal
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