Table 22.2. Area (1000 ha) of forest land by IUCN1 category, ownership and boreal zone in Canada.
Boreal zone IUCN category Ownership Total
Federal Provincial Territorial Municipal Aboriginal Private Other2
Non-boreal NA 175.31 52 059.43 242.12 286.19 501.72 18 457.68 647.49 72 369.94
Ia 16.92 56.47 0.00 0.00 0.00 10.05 1.92 85.36
Ib 0.10 1 584.36 22.20 0.00 0.00 0.38 0.03 1 607.07
II 980.57 5 094.58 0.66 0.00 0.08 24.80 29.02 6 129.71
III 0.00 58.03 0.00 0.00 0.00 7.16 0.00 65.19
IV 0.00 201.07 0.27 0.00 0.00 17.04 5.38 223.76
V 0.00 21.15 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.38 21.53
VI 0.01 19.71 0.00 0.00 0.00 7.74 1.35 28.81
Other 0.00 36.62 2.11 0.00 0.00 2.48 0.18 41.39
Subtotal 1 172.91 59 131.42 267.36 286.19 501.80 18 527.33 685.75 80 572.76
Boreal NA 699.60 196 087.80 45 855.99 655.31 7 222.89 3 102.05 953.36 254 577.00
Ia 0.00 259.94 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 13.34 273.28
Ib 0.00 4 890.00 153.00 0.00 0.00 7.88 5.86 5 056.74
II 3 488.92 4 479.13 354.41 0.00 0.09 0.95 1.30 8 324.80
III 0.00 1 481.64 103.91 0.00 0.00 0.00 3.24 1 588.79
IV 0.00 120.03 171.73 0.00 0.03 0.00 8.49 300.28
V 0.00 44.91 5.62 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.25 51.78
VI 0.00 85.12 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3.99 89.11
Other 0.00 0.20 155.85 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 156.05
Subtotal 4 188.52 207 448.77 46 800.51 655.31 7 223.01 3 110.88 990.83 270 417.83
Canada NA 874.91 248 147.23 46 098.11 941.50 7 724.61 21 559.73 1 600.85 326 946.94
Ia 16.92 316.41 0.00 0.00 0.00 10.05 15.26 358.64
Ib 0.10 6 474.36 175.20 0.00 0.00 8.26 5.89 6 663.81
II 4 469.49 9 573.71 355.07 0.00 0.17 25.75 30.32 14 454.51
III 0.00 1 539.67 103.91 0.00 0.00 7.16 3.24 1 653.98
IV 0.00 321.10 172.00 0.00 0.03 17.04 13.87 524.04
V 0.00 66.06 5.62 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.63 73.31
VI 0.01 104.83 0.00 0.00 0.00 7.74 5.34 117.92
Other 0.00 36.82 157.96 0.00 0.00 2.48 0.18 197.44
Total 5 361.43 266 580.19 47 067.87 941.50 7 724.81 21 638.21 1 676.58 350 990.59
Source: Canada's National Forest Inventory, revised 2006 baseline (Version 3, December 2013) (http://nfi.nfis.org)
Note: The Non-boreal zone in the Arctic ecozones (Arctic Cordillera, Northern Arctic, Southern Arctic) are not inventoried. The total land and water area amounts to approximately 252,202.08 thousand ha.
1 IUCN: International Union for Conservation of Nature (http://www.iucn.org). Data obtained from Conservation Areas Reporting and Tracking System (CARTS) (http://http://www.ccea.org/en_carts.html).
2 Missing, unknown or other ownerships.
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) category
IUCN Category Description
NA Not protected
Ia Protected area managed mainly for science
Ib Protected area managed mainly for wilderness protection
II Protected area managed mainly for ecosystem protection and recreation
III Protected area managed mainly for conservation of specific natural features
IV Protected area managed mainly for conservation through management intervention
V Protected area managed mainly for landscape/seascape protection and recreation
VI Protected area managed mainly for the sustainable use of natural resources
Other Protected with missing or unknown category