Landscape Units of British Columbia - Current

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

See the accuracy and usage WARNING in the Identification: Supplemental Information and Data Quality: Source Information sections. Landscape Units are spatially identified areas of land and/or water used for long-term planning of resource management activities. Landscape units are important for designing strategies and objectives to maintain landscape level biodiversity and for managing other forest resources. Landscape units are also used to initiate landscape unit plans, which provide direction on biodiversity, old growth forest retention, wildlife habitat maintenance and timber harvesting. LUs may also be used as planning zones for other stakeholders in addition to forest licensees and MOFR. This spatial view was created based on the selection from the layer LANDSCAPE UNIT SP, where the DATE OF RETIREMENT is null. Therefore, only current LU shapes are included in this layer

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

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

Additional Information

Purpose

Provides a boundary within which all landscape level land and resource use direction is applied to operational planning

Lineage Statement

Landscape unit boundaries established at Regions through RLUP process.

Contact Information

NameCarole Mahood (pointOfContact)
Emailcarole.mahood@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Sub-OrganizationRegional Operations - Cariboo

Access & Security

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

Metadata Information

Record Published 2011-03-09
Record Last Modified 2019-09-05
Resource Status onGoing

Object Description

Object Name: WHSE_LAND_USE_PLANNING.RMP_LANDSCAPE_UNIT_SVW

Short Name: RMP_LU_SVW
Comments: WHSE_LAND_USE_PLANNING.RMP_LANDSCAPE_UNIT_SVW is a selection of the layer RMP_LANDSCAPE_UNIT_SP, where the RETIREMENT DATE is null. Landscape Units (LUs) are spatially identified area of land and/or water used for long-term planning of resource management activities. Landscape Units are important for designing strategies and objectives to maintain landscape level biodiversity and for managing other forest resources. Landscape Units are also used to initiate landscape unit plans, which provide direction on biodiversity, old growth forest retention, wildlife habitat maintenance and timber harvesting. Landscape Units may also be used as planning zones for other stakeholders in addition to forest licensees and MOFR.

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
LANDSCAPE_UNIT_ID LU_ID NUMBER 5 LANDSCAPE UNIT ID. A unique, static user maintained identifier used for quality control and quality assurance reporting purposes.
LANDSCAPE_UNIT_PROVID LU_PROVID NUMBER 5 LANDSCAPE UNIT PROVID. The provincial identifier. Unique for any polygon (or collection of polygons for Landscape Units managed with distinct attribute values) that does not have a retirement date. Not unique for polygon features with multiple retirements. This identifier stays with the polygon feature over time as the feature changes.
LANDSCAPE_UNIT_NUMBER LU_NUMBER VARCHAR2 7 LANDSCAPE UNIT NUMBER The regional identifier, like "C37", assigned to the unit
LANDSCAPE_UNIT_NAME LU_NAME VARCHAR2 80 LANDSCAPE UNIT NAME The name assigned to the unit
BIODIVERSITY_EMPHASIS_OPTION BEO VARCHAR2 12 BIODIVERSITY EMPHASIS OPTION A range of three options for emphasizing biodiversity at the landscape level - low, intermediate, and high. Each option is designed to provide a different level of natural biodiversity within a given area. BEO's are assigned using several criteria: topographic and ecosystem complexity, wildlife and fisheries species diversity, significance of key management species and social and economic considerations
BEO_SUB_TYPE_APPLICABLE BEO_SUBTYP VARCHAR2 1 BEO SUB-TYPE APPLICABLE indicates whether internal BEO line work exists within an individual landscape unit (e.g., Y or N)
ORIGINAL_DECISION_DATE ORG_DEC_DT DATE 7 ORIGINAL DECISION DATE A non-mandatory date field to indicate the date the landscape unit polygon was formally agreed upon as official government policy (e.g. agreement reached at planning table, agreement within government decision-makers etc)
LAST_AMENDMENT_DATE LST_AMD_DT DATE 7 LAST AMENDMENT DATE A non-mandatory date field to indicate the date the landscape unit polygon was last formally amended (e.g. formalized landscape unit plan review, planning table reaching agreement to change policy etc.)
GIS_CHANGE_DATE GIS_CH_DT DATE 7 GIS CHANGE DATE: A mandatory date field to indicate the date the landscape unit polygon was updated by the GIS Change Person
GIS_CHANGE_PERSON GIS_CH_PER VARCHAR2 20 GIS CHANGE PERSON: A mandatory text field to indicate the technical GIS person who physically made a change to a landscape unit polygon. This GIS task is typically resulting from direction received from the business area "Initiator of Change".
CHANGE_REASON CHG_REASON VARCHAR2 100 CHANGE REASON A text field to indicate the business reason for initiating a change in a landscape unit polygon
INITIATOR_OF_CHANGE INITIATOR VARCHAR2 20 INITIATOR OF CHANGE Person in the business area who has requested change(s) to be made to a landscape unit polygon.
ENABLING_DOCUMENT_TITLE ENBLNG_DCE VARCHAR2 275 ENABLING DOCUMENT TITLE is the title of the legal order that enabled the strategic land or resource use plan or specific objective to come into legal force, or other document which confirms the plan or objective as policy of government. The document describes the objective and often contains additional management direction for accomplishing the objective which may affect use of natural resources. Example: “Ministerial Order: Land use Objectives for the Cariboo-Chilcotin Land Use Area”
ENABLING_DOCUMENT_URL ENBLNG_DCL VARCHAR2 254 ENABLING DOCUMENT URL is the link for the document which enabled the legal or policy land or resource objective to come into force. Documents are stored in a variety of file formats and may be large files as many contain maps.
FEATURE_CODE F_CODE VARCHAR2 10 FEATURE CODE contains a value based on the Canadian Council of Surveys and Mapping's (CCSM) system for classification of geographic features.
FEATURE_AREA_SQM FEAT_AREA 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
GEOMETRY GEOMETRY SDO_GEOMETRY 64 GEOMETRY is the column used to reference the spatial coordinates defining the feature.
OBJECTID OBJECTID NUMBER 38 OBJECTID is a column required by spatial layers that interact with ESRI ArcSDE. it is populated with unique values automatically by SDE.
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.