Table 21.2. Area (1000 ha) of land by land use and boreal zone in Canada.
Boreal zone Land Use Total
Industrial Forestry Agriculture Conservation Infrastructure Settlement Recreation National Defence Unknown Other1
Non-boreal 909.59 56 875.31 54 103.58 21 744.00 2 485.68 2 002.49 3 289.67 479.90 33 264.80 0.00 175 155.02
Boreal 2 582.48 207 510.14 17 811.74 73 258.12 1 718.34 2 441.30 4 533.06 1 794.62 169 098.81 0.00 480 748.60
Canada 3 492.07 264 385.46 71 915.32 95 002.11 4 204.02 4 443.79 7 822.74 2 274.51 202 363.61 0.00 655 903.62
Source: Canada's National Forest Inventory, combined remeasured (2007-2017) and projected (2006-2017 with NFI projection system) data (Version 1, August 2021) (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 Missing, unknown or other land uses.