Caribou Habitat Model for the Western Cariboo Region (2017)

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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/Fall and Winter/Forest-Dwelling 2017 habitat model for caribou in the Itcha Ilgachuz area.

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

Model development is detailed in Apps, C., and N. Dodd. 2016.. Caribou habitat modeling and evaluation of forest disturbance influences across landscape scales in west-central British Columbia – March, 2016. Prepared for Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, Williams Lake, British Columbia.

See also: Note: The 2001 habitat model covers a similar area, but is not replaced by the 2017 habitat model.

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

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

Additional Information

Lineage Statement

Originally developed to support the Northern Caribou Strategy (2002). Modified during the Northern Caribou Strategy review (2008-2011)

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 2021-04-06
Resource Status completed

Object Description


Short Name: WCHABW17
Comments: Summer/Fall and Winter/Forest-Dwelling 2017 habitat model for caribou in the Itcha Ilgachuz area of the Western Cariboo Region.

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
CARIBOU_HAB_W2017_CAR_ID CRB_HB__ID NUMBER 10 WLD_CARIBOU_HAB_W2017_CAR_S_ID is a unique identifier for the record.
SEASON SEASON VARCHAR2 30 SEASON is a description of the season(s) the habitat model pertains to, i.e. Summer/Fall or Winter/Forest Dwelling.
SEASON_CODE SEASON_CD VARCHAR2 4 SEASON_CODE is a 4 character code describing the season the habitat model pertains to, i.e., SUFA (Summer/Fall) 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., 1 through 9.
HABITAT_RATING_DESCRIPTION HAB_RT_DES VARCHAR2 40 HABITAT_RATING_DESCRIPTION is a description of the quality of the modeled caribou habitat, e.g., Poor, Moderate, Good, Very Good.
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.