Caribou Habitat Model for the Western Cariboo Region (2001)

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

Summer, Winter Alpine, and Winter Forest-Dwelling habitat model for caribou in the Itcha, Ilgachuz, and Rainbow Mountains of West-Central BC. This habitat model was developed using telemetry from the Itcha-Ilgachuz, Rainbow, and Charlotte Alplands Herds.

[Season] field should be used to split the data out into separate summer, winter alpine, and winter forest-dwelling habitat models.

Model development is detailed in Apps, C. D., T. A. Kinley, and J. A. Young. 2001. Multi-scale habitat modeling for woodland caribou in the Itcha, Ilgachuz, and Rainbow mountains of west-central British Columbia.Wildlife Section, Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection, Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada.

See also: Note: The 2017 habitat model covers a similar area, but does not supersede the 2001 habitat model.

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

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

Additional Information

Lineage Statement

Data was originally published as three separate datasets (summer, winter alpine, winter forest dwelling models). This data set combines all three datasets.

Contact Information

NameCariboo Geospatial Services (pointOfContact)
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 2017-10-03
Record Last Modified 2021-04-09
Resource Status completed

Object Description


Short Name: WCHABW01
Comments: Summer, Winter Alpine, and Winter Forest Dwelling habitat model for caribou in the Western Cariboo Region/Itcha Ilgachuz.

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
CARIBOU_HAB_W2001_CAR_ID CRB_HB__ID NUMBER 10 CARIBOU_HAB_W2001_CAR_ID is a system generated unique identification number.
SEASON SEASON VARCHAR2 30 SEASON is a description of the season(s) the habitat model pertains to, i.e. Summer, Winter Alpine, Winter Forest Dwelling.
SEASON_CODE SEASON_CD VARCHAR2 4 SEASON_CODE is a coded value describing the season the habitat model pertains to, i.e., SU (Summer), WIAL (Winter Alpine), or WIFD (Winter Forest Dwelling).
HABITAT_RATING_VALUE HAB_RT_VAL VARCHAR2 1 HABITAT_RATING_VALUE is a numeric value assigned to the original raster-based dataset. This numeric value is interpreted using the Habitat Rating Description field, e.g., 0, 4, 5, 6.
HABITAT_RATING_DESCRIPTION HAB_RT_DES VARCHAR2 40 HABITAT_RATING_DESCRIPTION is a description of the quality of the modeled caribou habitat. Example value: Good (probability > 0.4)
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.
SHAPE SHAPE SDO_GEOMETRY 1 SHAPE 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.