Old Growth Management Areas - Non Legal - 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

This Non-Legal 'Current' layer is freely downloadable. These are spatially defined areas of old growth forest that are identified during landscape unit planning or an operational planning process. Forest licensees are not required to follow direction provided by non-legal OGMAs when preparing FSPs, and may choose to manage required old growth biodiversity targets in other ways. OGMAs, in combination with other areas where forestry development is prevented or constrained, are used to achieve biodiversity targets. This spatial view will show the most current polygons and exclude the sensitive information. Note-See the accuracy and usage WARNINGS in Identification: Purpose (Intended Use) and Supplemental Information.

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

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

Additional Information

Purpose

Forest licensees are not required to follow direction provided by non-legal OGMAs when preparing FSPs, and may choose to manage required old growth biodiversity targets in other ways. OGMAs, in combination with other areas where forestry development is prevented or constrained, are used to achieve biodiversity targets.

Contact Information

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

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_OGMA_NON_LEGAL_CURRENT_SVW

Short Name: OGMA_NLEGC
Comments: Spatially defined areas of old growth forest that are identified during landscape unit planning or an operational planning process. Forest licensees are not required to follow direction provided by non-legal Old Growth Management Areas (OGMAs) when preparing FSPs, and may choose to manage required old growth biodiversity targets in other ways. OGMAs, in combination with other areas where forestry development is prevented or constrained, are used to achieve biodiversity targets. This spatial view will show the most current areas and exclude the sensitive information.

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
NON_LEGAL_OGMA_INTERNAL_ID LOGMA_ID NUMBER 10 NON LEGAL OGMA INTERNAL ID. A unique, static user maintained identifier used for quality control and quality assurance reporting purposes.
NON_LEGAL_OGMA_PROVID LOGMAPRVID VARCHAR2 20 NON LEGAL OGMA PROVID. A provincial identifier assigned to the old growth management area. Unique for any polygon (or collection of polygons for OGMAs 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.
OGMA_TYPE OGMA_TYPE VARCHAR2 5 OGMA TYPE. This attribute contains a text field showing coded values that provide additional information to identify OGMA types. Coded values may differ by plan area and region. Currently, only OGMAs within the Cariboo Chilcotin Land Resource Management Plan area (PERM = PERMANENT, TRANS = TRANSITION, ROT =ROTATING coding), and Kootenay Higher Boundary Plan area (categories 1-4 coding) are utilizing this non-mandatory field.
OGMA_PRIMARY_REASON PRM_REASON VARCHAR2 50 OGMA PRIMARY REASON. Non sensitive version of the primary reason for specifying the management area (examples: UWR, FEN, FISH).
ORIGINAL_DECISION_DATE ORG_DEC_DT DATE 7 ORIGINAL DECISION DATE A non-mandatory date field to indicate the date the OGMA 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 OGMA polygon was last formally amended (e.g. formalized OGMA plan review, planning table reaching agreement to change policy etc.)
ASSOCIATED_ACT_NAME AS_ACT_NM VARCHAR2 240 ASSOCIATED ACT NAME: Used to identify the legislation act name associated with the polygon (FRPA, OGAA or FRPA;OGAA).
GIS_CHANGE_DATE GIS_CH_DT DATE 7 GIS CHANGE DATE: A mandatory date field to indicate the date the OGMA 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 the OGMA polygon. This GIS task is typically resulting from direction received from the business area "Initiator of Change".
CHANGE_REASON CHNG_RSN VARCHAR2 100 CHANGE REASON A text field to indicate the business reason for initiating a change in a OGMA 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 OGMA polygon.
FEATURE_CODE FEATURE_CD 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.