Table 2.1. Area (1000 ha) of vegetated land by landscape position and terrestrial ecozone in Canada.
Terrestrial ecozone Treed Non-treed Other1 Total
Upland Wetland Total Alpine Upland Wetland Total
Taiga Plains 29 880.01 6 671.58 36 551.60 83.64 10 436.58 6 674.28 17 194.50 0.00 53 746.10
Taiga Shield 44 871.39 3 728.57 48 599.96 14.72 40 177.00 11 260.09 51 451.80 0.00 100 051.76
Boreal Shield 108 133.04 21 618.01 129 751.05 1.78 16 136.26 15 789.80 31 927.85 0.00 161 678.90
Atlantic Maritime 15 478.93 629.13 16 108.05 0.00 2 186.30 648.07 2 834.37 0.00 18 942.42
Mixedwood Plains 3 001.00 347.63 3 348.63 0.00 5 689.13 346.70 6 035.84 0.00 9 384.47
Boreal Plains 35 126.69 13 352.09 48 478.78 0.00 9 598.11 6 085.10 15 683.21 0.00 64 161.99
Prairies 2 802.04 146.88 2 948.92 0.00 31 382.21 1 603.99 32 986.20 0.00 35 935.12
Taiga Cordillera 6 445.52 205.31 6 650.83 1 458.71 10 415.00 578.00 12 451.71 0.00 19 102.55
Boreal Cordillera 19 800.24 938.71 20 738.95 1 624.48 11 181.65 923.28 13 729.41 0.00 34 468.35
Pacific Maritime 11 586.87 7.42 11 594.29 277.72 1 746.66 61.76 2 086.14 0.00 13 680.43
Montane Cordillera 33 411.66 118.70 33 530.36 731.62 6 325.07 294.80 7 351.48 0.00 40 881.84
Hudson Plains 8 257.78 10 628.25 18 886.03 0.00 3 195.45 12 223.63 15 419.08 0.00 34 305.11
Canada 318 795.18 58 392.26 377 187.44 4 192.68 148 469.41 56 489.50 209 151.59 0.00 586 339.03
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 landscape positions.