Table 1.1. Area (1000 ha) of land cover by terrestrial ecozone in Canada.
Terrestrial ecozone Vegetated Non-vegetated Other1 Total2
Treed Non-treed Total Land Water Total
Taiga Plains 34 505.04 18 397.54 52 902.58 3 836.02 9 029.47 12 865.49 0.00 65 768.07
Taiga Shield 47 706.93 50 361.65 98 068.58 11 970.14 29 284.09 41 254.23 0.00 139 322.81
Boreal Shield 128 552.94 33 385.21 161 938.15 2 087.66 28 081.47 30 169.13 0.00 192 107.28
Atlantic Maritime 15 858.41 3 408.96 19 267.37 404.83 484.88 889.71 0.00 20 157.08
Mixedwood Plains 3 349.38 7 324.57 10 673.95 387.64 5 792.53 6 180.17 0.00 16 854.12
Boreal Plains 44 234.30 18 577.14 62 811.44 4 279.33 6 981.28 11 260.61 0.00 74 072.05
Prairies 2 083.08 42 356.87 44 439.95 657.21 1 562.05 2 219.26 0.00 46 659.21
Taiga Cordillera 6 453.10 12 355.43 18 808.53 7 648.91 247.71 7 896.62 0.00 26 705.15
Boreal Cordillera 19 004.06 14 731.65 33 735.71 12 197.60 1 147.55 13 345.15 0.00 47 080.86
Pacific Maritime 10 154.93 2 724.67 12 879.60 7 450.60 545.84 7 996.44 0.00 20 876.04
Montane Cordillera 30 392.50 9 711.32 40 103.82 7 353.57 1 521.03 8 874.60 0.00 48 978.42
Hudson Plains 19 815.20 14 322.63 34 137.83 312.54 2 747.19 3 059.73 0.00 37 197.56
Canada 362 109.87 227 657.64 589 767.51 58 586.05 87 425.09 146 011.14 0.00 735 778.65
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 land covers.
2 The areas of the ecozones are based on the Atlas of Canada 1:1 000 000 scale base map reprojected to Albers Equal Area Conic projection (ESRI: 102001).