FADM - Designated Areas

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Published by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development - Forest Tenures
Licensed under Open Government Licence - British Columbia

Defines areas protected from harvesting activities by Order-in-Council as per part 13 of the Forest Act.

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

Latitude: 48.0° to 60.0°
Longitude: -139.5° to -113.5°

Additional Information


To support harvesting approval process, monitor forest tenures and support Integrated Land and Resource Registry application.

Lineage Statement

Data must meet provincial standards and is highly consistent. Prior to release, data goes through quality assurance by contractors, regional offices, and headquarters. Data set is highly structured.

Contact Information

NameSusan Westmacott (pointOfContact)
OrganizationMinistry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
NameRick Deegan (pointOfContact)
OrganizationMinistry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

Access & Security

Who can view this dataset? Public
Who can download this dataset?Public

Metadata Information

Record Published 2011-10-12
Record Last Modified 2021-07-01
Resource Status onGoing

Object Description


Short Name: FADM_DESAR
Comments: Defines areas protected from harvesting activities by Order-in-Council as per part 15 of the Forest Act.

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
FEATURE_ID FEATURE_ID VARCHAR2 32 FEATURE ID: Provincially unique identifier for an instance of a spatial feature.
DESIGNATED_AREA_NAME DSGNTDRNM VARCHAR2 30 DESIGNATED AREA NAME: this contains the name as it appears in the legislation that created the area.
DESIGNATED_AREA_TYPE DSGNTDRTP VARCHAR2 10 DESIGNATED AREA TYPE: a number representing the type of designated area.
OIC_YEAR OIC_YEAR VARCHAR2 4 OIC YEAR: The year that the addition was approved via an order in council.
OIC_NUMBER OIC_NUMBER VARCHAR2 14 OIC NUMBER: A number assigned to the order in council.
BC_REGULATION_NUMBER BCRGLTNNMB VARCHAR2 10 BC REGULATION NUMBER: the number of the regulation from the relevant Act.
EFFECTIVE_DATE EFF_DATE DATE 7 INCOSADA metadata indicating the date the observation was made. Particularly useful for data sources such as aerial photography.
RETIREMENT_DATE RTRMNTDT DATE 7 INCOSADA metadata indicating when a feature was retired.
COMMENTS COMMENTS VARCHAR2 255 Metadata user defined comment about the data.
FEATURE_CODE FTRCD VARCHAR2 10 An alphanumeric code used to identify a feature component. All CCSM feature codes are generated according to the Canadian Council on Survey and Mapping (CCSM) Draft Standard on feature code classification.
WHO_UPDATED WHPDTD VARCHAR2 32 WHO UPDATED: the userid of the operator who updated the feature.
WHEN_UPDATED WHNPDTD DATE 7 WHEN UPDATED: the date and time that the feature was updated.
FEATURE_CLASS_SKEY FTRCLSSSK NUMBER 38 A FEATURE CLASS SKEY is the unique key assigned to a Feature Class by the Ministry of Forests where a Feature Class is used to define a class of geographic items having the same basic set of characteristics. This is a spatial (class/entity) object or logical business grouping of spatial information much like a textual entity is a logical business grouping of attribute information. All features have a topology type of Polygon, Line or Point. Some examples of feature class are Bridge, Road, Activity Treatment Unit, and Lake. A "feature" differs from a "feature class" in that the feature is an instance of feature class. For example �Lake� or "Forest License Cut block" are feature classes. The features class "Lake� (and associated data) describes the standards to which all lakes are captured. Nitinat Lake is a feature within the Lake feature class and would be captured to the standards within that class (e.g. Lake is a polygon feature)."
OBJECT_VERSION_SKEY BJCTVRSNSK NUMBER 28 An OBJECT VERSION SKEY is the unique identifer for the object instance.
GEOMETRY GEOMETRY SDO_GEOMETRY 1 GEOMETRY is the column used to reference the spatial coordinates defining the feature.
OBJECTID OBJECTID NUMBER 38 OBJECTID is a required attribute of feature classes and object classes in a geodatabase.
SE_ANNO_CAD_DATA BLOB 4000 SE_ANNO_CAD_DATA is a binary column used by spatial tools to store annotation, curve features and CAD data when using the SDO_GEOMETRY storage data type.
FEATURE_AREA_SQM AREA_SQM NUMBER 19 FEATURE_AREA_SQM is the system calculated area of a two-dimensional polygon in square meters
FEATURE_LENGTH_M FEAT_LEN NUMBER 19 FEATURE_LENGTH_M is the system calculated length or perimeter of a geometry in meters