Terrestrial Protected Areas Representation by Ecosection (PARC)

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Published by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy - BC Parks - Provincial Services
Licensed under Access Only

Combines the Broad Ecosystem Inventory Polygon (BEI) geometry with data collected through the Broad Ecosystem Inventory Polygon Data Entry Form.

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

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

Additional Information

Purpose

Protected area representation analysis assists resource managers to assess the relative importance of maintaining the ecosystem at a specific site based on how much similar ecosystem in other locations is already protected from substantial alteration by humans.

Lineage Statement

This dataset is an update to the original PASO dataset WHSE_LAND_AND_NATURAL_RESOURCE.PASO_PCT_ECOSECT_PRTCTD_SVW

Contact Information

NameStephen Ban (pointOfContact)
Emailstephen.ban@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
Sub-OrganizationBC Parks - Provincial Services

Access & Security

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

Metadata Information

Record Published 2021-06-10
Record Last Modified 2021-06-11
Resource Status onGoing
Spatial DataSDO_GEOMETRY

Object Description

Object Name: WHSE_LAND_AND_NATURAL_RESOURCE.PA_PCT_ECOSECT_PRTCTD_SP

Short Name: PAPCTECOSE
Comments: A summary of the representation of ecosections within protected areas at the provincial level.

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
PA_PEP_SYSID P_PP_SYSD NUMBER 10 A system generated unique identification number.
ECOSECTION_CODE ECSCTN_CD VARCHAR2 3 A unique code that represents the ecosection, e.g., MCP.
ECOSECTION_BC_AREA ECSCTN_BCA NUMBER 10 The total area (in hectares) of the ecosection in BC, e.g., 2277218.10.
ECOSECTION_PROT_BC_AREA ECSCTN_PRA NUMBER 10 The total area (in hectares) of the ecosection in BC that is protected in all parks and protected areas, e.g., 1257085.54.
PROTECTED_AREA_NAME PRTCTD_R_M VARCHAR2 300 The name of the protected area that the ecosection polygon is in, e.g., TWEEDSMUIR PARK.
PROTECTED_AREA_TYPE PRTCTD_R_E VARCHAR2 300 The type of protected area, e.g., provincial park.
PA_DATA_SOURCE P_DT_SRCE VARCHAR2 300 The data source used for determining the protected area, e.g., WHSE_TANTALIS.TA_PARK_ENCORES_PA_SVW.
PA_SIZE PA_SIZE NUMBER 10 The area (in hectares) of the protected area, e.g. 987899.03.
PA_SIZE_WATER_REMOVED P_SZ_WTR_D NUMBER 10 The area (in hectares) of the protected area (not including water), e.g. 930377.93.
ECOSECTION_THIS_PA_SIZE ECSCTN_THE NUMBER 10 The total area (in hectares) of the ecosection that is in this one protected area, e.g., 688965.19
ECOSECTION_PROT_BC_PCT ECSCTN_PRT NUMBER 6 The percent of the ecosection in BC that is protected in all parks and protected areas, e.g., 25.30.
ECOSECTION_BC_THIS_PA_PCT ECSCTN_BCT NUMBER 6 The percent of the ecosection in BC that is in this one protected area, e.g., 5.25.
ECOSECTION_PROT_BC_THIS_PA_PCT ECSCTN_P01 NUMBER 6 The percent of the ecosection protected in BC that is in this one protected area, e.g., 8.81.
ECOSECTION_NUM_PA ECSCTN_NMA NUMBER 5 The number of protected areas in BC that include any amount of the ecosection, e.g., 23.
FEATURE_AREA_SQM FEAT_AREA NUMBER 19 The system calculated area of a two-dimensional polygon in square meters.
FEATURE_LENGTH_M FEAT_LEN NUMBER 19 The system calculated length or perimeter of a geometry in meters.
SHAPE SHAPE SDO_GEOMETRY 1 The column used to reference the spatial coordinates defining the feature.
OBJECTID OBJECTID NUMBER 38 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 A binary column used by spatial tools to store annotation, curve features and CAD data when using the SDO_GEOMETRY storage data type.