Table 12.1. Area (1000 ha) of forest land by ownership and terrestrial ecozone in Canada.
Terrestrial ecozone Ownership Total
Federal Provincial Territorial Municipal Indigenous Private Other1
Taiga Plains 1 289.70 8 941.55 21 868.79 176.10 2 892.60 11.07 70.68 35 250.50
Taiga Shield 152.63 38 909.85 7 593.40 39.38 1 680.50 90.50 104.30 48 570.54
Boreal Shield 512.16 122 274.61 0.00 297.07 754.08 7 449.85 1 222.69 132 510.46
Atlantic Maritime 218.72 7 536.41 0.00 176.84 0.12 8 707.54 5.18 16 644.81
Mixedwood Plains 23.71 211.61 0.00 0.15 70.52 3 093.64 2.91 3 402.53
Boreal Plains 2 347.66 38 293.30 790.53 57.52 435.13 2 032.71 95.41 44 052.25
Prairies 0.63 476.09 0.00 38.60 69.65 936.80 2.48 1 524.26
Taiga Cordillera 38.93 0.00 5 972.96 0.00 384.37 0.00 3.67 6 399.93
Boreal Cordillera 152.26 6 420.36 10 874.24 47.25 1 065.90 10.93 18.88 18 589.82
Pacific Maritime 179.32 10 210.97 0.00 89.97 200.22 830.35 125.36 11 636.19
Montane Cordillera 1 100.13 28 974.43 0.00 50.23 130.73 1 177.32 328.23 31 761.07
Hudson Plains 99.33 10 705.18 0.00 0.35 61.28 18.63 706.93 11 591.69
Canada 6 115.18 272 954.35 47 099.92 973.48 7 745.09 24 359.33 2 686.71 361 934.07
Source: Canada's National Forest Inventory, combined remeasured (2007-2017) and projected (2006-2017 with NFI projection system) data (Version 1, July 2021) (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. These non-inventoried areas total 262,189.89 thousand ha.
1 Missing, unknown or other ownerships.