High Value Wetlands for Moose in the Cariboo Region

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Published by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development - Regional Operations - Cariboo
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High Value Wetlands for moose, as analyzed by WLAP (Michael Stalberg) - based on biodiversity guidebook definition for wetlands and additions from TRIM.

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

Latitude: 50.7° to 53.6°
Longitude: -126.0° to -120.0°

Additional Information


To support MOE provincial contact centres in the province of British Columbia.

Data Quality

Accuracy: 1:20000 based on selected forest cover polygons defined as wetlands from the Biodiversity Guidebook definition and selected additions from TRIM wetland/swamp complexes.

Warning: Some areas, such as portions of Management Units 5-12 and 5-13 are not covered by this dataset due to lack of moose survey data for these areas.

Warning: Please note: Under the Cariboo-Chilcotin Land Use Plan additional buffering of wetlands (up to 200 meters) may be required adjacent to key wetlands or riparian habitats.

Warning: See the accompanying project report for a description of the methodologies and limitations of the dataset: Report named "Preliminary list of high value wetlands for Moose within the Cariboo Forest Region" written by Intrepid Biological Contracting Nov 2003.

Important Attribute: TCWET_TAG is a unique identifier for the polygons that are high-value wetlands. Attribute is NULL if it is not a high-value wetland (ie. island poly) Important Attribute: HIGHVALUE_WET = "HIGHVALUE_WETLAND" for all polygons that should be reviewed as high-value to moose.

Lineage Statement

This data has been developed for regional operations.

2003-06-04:Coverage amalgamated into dataset by jnballen. Source: WLAP, Cariboo Region. Via contract with Intrepid Biological, Michael Stalberg

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 2014-12-15
Record Last Modified 2021-04-06
Resource Status onGoing