BC Grizzly Bear Habitat Classification and Rating

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Published by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy - Ecosystems
Licensed under Open Government Licence - British Columbia

This project includes:

• 2 sets of raw data which are specific ratings for each ecosystem unit for 1) Ecosections with Biogeoclimatic zones/subzones/variants and 2) Broad Ecosystem Units. These data are available as spatial files and spreadsheets.

• an accompanying report which describes the context, methods, and rationale that were used to create the spatial habitat data and it also summarizes the findings based on different ecological factors such as vegetation type, forest age, ecological diversity, and topography.

• a data dictionary and rating rationale for the Broad Ecosystem spatial file. (The Ecosections with Biogeoclimatic zones/subzones/variants data has not been altered and the rationale is included in the ratings file.)

Data and Resources

Additional Information


This information can be used for planning and analyses, such as: 1. researchers who need spatial data about the vegetative forage and habitat quality for Grizzly Bears across BC; 2. resource managers who use spatial data and maps for conservation and management decision making at the provincial, regional and sub-regional scales; and/or 3. provincial baseline data for potential future analyses (e.g. climate change modelling).

Data Quality

The information included in this package covers the entire geographic range of Grizzly Bears in BC. It is an assessment of vegetation habitat availability only, and not an indication of Grizzly Bear distribution, populations, or density.

Lineage Statement

The 3 input datasets are: Ecosections - Ecoregion Ecosystem Classification of British Columbia https://catalogue.data.gov.bc.ca/dataset/ecosections-ecoregion-ecosystem-classification-of-british-columbia

Biogeoclimatic Ecosystem Classification (BEC) Map, Version 7 https://catalogue.data.gov.bc.ca/dataset/bec-map-historic-versions

Broad Ecosystem Inventory Classification Spatial Layer https://catalogue.data.gov.bc.ca/dataset/broad-ecosystem-inventory-classification-spatial-layer

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Contact Information

NameDiana Demarchi (pointOfContact)
OrganizationMinistry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
NameManjit Kerr-Upal (pointOfContact)
OrganizationMinistry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy

Access & Security

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

Metadata Information

Record Published 2019-03-14
Record Last Modified 2019-03-19
Resource Status completed