Table 9.2. Area (1000 ha) of forest land by IUCN1 category, age class and boreal zone in Canada.
Boreal zone IUCN category Age (years) Total
1-20 21-40 41-60 61-80 81-100 101-120 121-140 141-160 161-180 181-200 201+ Other2
Non-boreal NA 6 321.57 6 654.11 11 728.17 11 347.50 10 031.79 4 533.99 3 504.39 2 120.41 1 593.47 1 197.61 10 069.21 3 267.72 72 369.94
Ia 9.38 2.41 31.04 8.30 15.93 3.28 2.17 6.38 6.32 0.02 0.12 0.01 85.36
Ib 0.79 49.47 188.77 338.86 160.42 153.88 78.72 36.04 18.60 81.73 486.57 13.22 1 607.07
II 187.35 244.44 439.65 860.84 831.90 638.07 529.96 383.34 265.49 388.65 1 251.36 108.68 6 129.73
III 0.10 4.19 30.48 23.13 0.46 3.30 1.43 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.63 0.47 65.19
IV 22.08 13.97 42.53 37.14 76.56 2.62 0.80 1.15 2.97 0.00 22.53 1.39 223.74
V 0.90 0.00 3.99 16.34 0.29 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 21.52
VI 0.00 1.35 3.38 7.38 3.64 0.47 4.95 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 7.63 28.80
Other 1.42 0.54 0.04 0.00 28.36 10.12 0.60 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.31 41.39
Subtotal 6 543.59 6 970.48 12 468.05 12 639.49 11 149.35 5 345.73 4 123.02 2 547.32 1 886.85 1 668.01 11 831.42 3 399.43 80 572.74
Boreal NA 12 398.29 15 845.25 22 734.79 37 742.62 74 990.50 50 915.93 15 164.19 3 726.00 1 704.46 435.91 2 497.61 16 421.45 254 577.00
Ia 17.15 36.25 28.52 43.13 83.73 61.65 2.54 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.31 273.28
Ib 131.67 166.92 480.42 1 296.31 938.53 766.08 151.84 94.50 212.76 62.13 490.51 265.09 5 056.76
II 229.48 378.84 1 717.29 1 807.28 1 955.62 967.89 300.63 461.87 210.61 84.20 103.87 107.24 8 324.82
III 59.34 7.38 93.62 157.21 499.76 762.49 8.62 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.37 1 588.79
IV 8.70 90.23 19.20 55.31 52.06 45.00 9.38 0.00 0.00 0.00 16.46 3.93 300.27
V 0.01 0.15 0.22 2.62 8.13 39.76 0.69 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.18 51.76
VI 1.49 5.06 9.37 21.42 11.50 38.80 1.33 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.15 89.12
Other 0.00 0.00 0.15 12.29 143.23 0.37 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 156.04
Subtotal 12 846.13 16 530.08 25 083.58 41 138.19 78 683.06 53 597.97 15 639.22 4 282.37 2 127.83 582.24 3 108.45 16 798.72 270 417.84
Canada NA 18 719.86 22 499.36 34 462.96 49 090.12 85 022.29 55 449.92 18 668.58 5 846.41 3 297.93 1 633.52 12 566.82 19 689.17 326 946.94
Ia 26.53 38.66 59.56 51.43 99.66 64.93 4.71 6.38 6.32 0.02 0.12 0.32 358.64
Ib 132.46 216.39 669.19 1 635.17 1 098.95 919.96 230.56 130.54 231.36 143.86 977.08 278.31 6 663.83
II 416.83 623.28 2 156.94 2 668.12 2 787.52 1 605.96 830.59 845.21 476.10 472.85 1 355.23 215.92 14 454.55
III 59.44 11.57 124.10 180.34 500.22 765.79 10.05 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.63 0.84 1 653.98
IV 30.78 104.20 61.73 92.45 128.62 47.62 10.18 1.15 2.97 0.00 38.99 5.32 524.01
V 0.91 0.15 4.21 18.96 8.42 39.76 0.69 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.18 73.28
VI 1.49 6.41 12.75 28.80 15.14 39.27 6.28 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 7.78 117.92
Other 1.42 0.54 0.19 12.29 171.59 10.49 0.60 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.31 197.43
Total 19 389.72 23 500.56 37 551.63 53 777.68 89 832.41 58 943.70 19 762.24 6 829.69 4 014.68 2 250.25 14 939.87 20 198.15 350 990.58
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 or unknown age class.
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