Manitoba's Forest Sections: Version 4

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Title: Manitoba's Forest Sections: Version 4
Abstract:
Manitoba'sforest sections are administrative areas comprised of Forest Management Units (FMU's). There are 14 uniquely named forest sections in Manitoba, 9 of which are capable of growing commercial forests. The Aspen Parkland forest section in the south along with the northern forest sections of Boreal Shield, Taiga Shield, Hudson Plains and Southern Arctic are incapable of growing commercial forests. The four northern forest sections were previously called the 'white zone' and all have retained the previous white zone forest section number of 10. Thenorthern forest section boundaries are based onthe followingecozones:Hudson Plains:A subarctic area encompassing the coastal areas of Hudson Bay. The area is formed into a wide, level plain, characterised by poor drainage that has resulted in large and numerous peatlands, lakes, coastal marshes, and tidal flats. Alder, willow, black spruce, and tamarack are the most common tree species.Taiga Shield: Terrain is typically flat or with rolling hills caused by glacial retreat; long eskers and uplands are common. Shallow soils remain damp year-round and regularly freeze and thaw; this leads to tilted growing trees, sometimes called ‘drunken forests’. The northern edge of the forest section is delineated by the tree line. Black spruce, jack pine, birch, tamarack, white spruce, balsam fir, trembling aspen, and balsam poplar are common tree species.Southern Arctic:The southern boundary designated the tree line. Moraines, eskers, kettle lakes, and ponds are common. Permafrost occurs in a continuous sheet throughout the section; polygonal hummocks often result from the freeze and thaw of the soils.Boreal Shield :This forest section represents the upper boundary of the boreal shield ecozone, characterised by long, cold winters and warm summers. Permafrost is widespread. Uplands and lowland tree species are common. Soil varies from poorly drained muskeg to glacially-deposited sand. Coniferous trees include white and black spruce, balsam fir, jack pine, and tamarack; hardwood tree species include birch, trembling aspen, and balsam poplar. Forest fires and insect outbreaks are the natural drivers of forest succession.The ten forest sections south of forest section 10 are sometimes referred to as the 'green zone' and include the following: Pineland, Aspen Parkland, Mountain, Interlake, Lake Winnipeg East, Churchill, Nelson River, Hayes River, Saskatchewan River and Highrock.
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    , Manitoba's Forest Sections: Version 4.

    Other_Citation_Details:
    Version 4 of the forest sections dataset split the 'White Zone' forest section by ecozones, creating the Southern Arctic, Taiga Shield, Boreal Shield and Hudson Plain forest sections.

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -102.378157
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -88.170166
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 60.065987
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 48.701275

  3. What does it look like?

  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?

  5. What is the general form of this data set?

    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data

  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?

    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?

      This is a Vector data set. It contains the following vector data types (SDTS terminology):

      • GT-polygon composed of chains (14)

    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?

      The map projection used is NAD 1983 UTM Zone 14N.

      Projection parameters:
      Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.9996
      Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -99.0
      Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0.0
      False_Easting: 500000.0
      False_Northing: 0.0

      Planar coordinates are encoded using coordinate pair
      Abscissae (x-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.005
      Ordinates (y-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.005
      Planar coordinates are specified in meter

      The horizontal datum used is D North American 1983.
      The ellipsoid used is GRS 1980.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378137.0.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.257222101.

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?

    BDY_MB_FOREST_SECTION_PY_v4
    Manitoba's Forest Section Boundaries (Source: Forestry and Peatlands Branch)

    OBJECTID
    Internal feature number. (Source: ESRI)

    Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

    Shape
    Feature geometry. (Source: ESRI)

    Coordinates defining the features.

    SECTION
    Forest section number. (Source: Forestry and Peatlands Branch)

    ValueDefinition
    0Aspen Parkland forest section
    1Mountain forest section
    2Pineland forest section
    3Lake Winnipeg East forest section
    4Interlake forest section
    5Saskatchewan River forest section
    6Highrock forest section (comprised of 4 zones)
    7Churchill River forest section
    8Nelson River forest section
    9Hayes River forest section
    10Split into the following four ecozones: Southern Arctic, Taiga Shield, Boreal Shield, Hudson Plain. Also called the White Zone (no fight fire zone; no forest inventory information available).

    Unpresentable domain.

    SEC_NAME
    Forest section name. (Source: Forestry and Peatlands Branch)

    Unpresentable domain.

    Shape_Length
    Length of feature in internal units. (Source: ESRI)

    Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.

    Shape_Area
    Area of feature in internal units squared. (Source: ESRI)

    Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.


Who produced the data set?

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  2. Who also contributed to the data set?

  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?

    Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship
    Attn: Tony Viveiros
    GIS Database Manager
    200 Saulteaux Crescent
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 3W3

    antonio.viveiros@gov.mb.ca


Why was the data set created?

This spatial data represents the boundaries of Manitoba's forest sections. Forest sections are administrative areas comprised of Forest Management Units (FMU's). There are 14 uniquely named forest sections in Manitoba, 9 of which are capable of growing commercial forests.


How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?

  2. How were the data generated, processed, and modified?

  3. What similar or related data should the user be aware of?


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Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?

Access_Constraints: See https://mli2.gov.mb.ca//app/register/app/index.php
Use_Constraints: See https://mli2.gov.mb.ca//app/register/app/index.php

  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)

    Manitoba Conservation
    Attn: Tony Viveiros
    GIS Database Manager
    200 Saulteaux Crescent
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 3W3
    ca

    antonio.viveiros@gov.mb.ca

  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set?

  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?

    See access and use constraints information.

  4. How can I download or order the data?

  5. Is there some other way to get the data?

    Download from MLI website (https://mli2.gov.mb.ca//)


Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 22-Oct-2018
Metadata author:
Manitoba Conservation
Attn: Tony Viveiros
GIS Database Manager
200 Saulteaux Crescent
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 3W3
ca

antonio.viveiros@gov.mb.ca

Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)


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