Table 12.1. Area (1000 ha) of forest land by ownership and terrestrial ecozone in Canada.
Terrestrial ecozone Ownership Total
Federal Provincial Territorial Municipal Aboriginal Private Other1
Taiga Plains 672.55 7 662.80 22 209.10 270.88 2 750.94 9.77 25.14 33 601.18
Taiga Shield 170.25 38 195.15 6 263.83 57.05 1 374.09 112.81 119.70 46 292.88
Boreal Shield 456.70 122 466.57 0.00 249.28 667.70 7 342.87 91.60 131 274.72
Atlantic Maritime 241.94 7 134.69 0.00 203.47 0.12 8 712.21 3.23 16 295.66
Mixedwood Plains 13.37 148.06 0.00 0.15 60.54 2 943.65 3.47 3 169.24
Boreal Plains 2 389.82 34 066.48 380.47 49.45 399.64 502.86 665.95 38 454.67
Prairies 10.82 299.20 0.00 39.67 81.89 354.06 412.15 1 197.79
Taiga Cordillera 11.17 0.00 6 013.37 0.00 414.56 0.00 3.79 6 442.89
Boreal Cordillera 63.93 7 943.55 10 067.88 59.89 937.52 10.67 33.03 19 116.47
Pacific Maritime 212.17 9 630.23 0.00 0.00 15.61 823.06 63.04 10 744.11
Montane Cordillera 1 057.80 29 193.35 0.00 0.00 32.97 829.26 15.08 31 128.46
Hudson Plains 96.62 9 649.89 0.00 0.31 66.70 23.99 20.22 9 857.73
Canada 5 397.14 266 389.97 44 934.65 930.15 6 802.28 21 665.21 1 456.40 347 575.80
Source: Canada's National Forest Inventory, revised 2006 baseline (Version 3, December 2013) (http://nfi.nfis.org)
Note: The Arctic ecozones (Arctic Cordillera, Northern Arctic, Southern Arctic), and the Taiga Plains and Hudson Plains ecozones located in Nunavut, are not inventoried. The total area amounts to 262,189.89 thousand ha.
1 Missing, unknown or other ownerships.