Table 3.1. Area (1000 ha) of non-vegetated land by landscape position and terrestrial ecozone in Canada.
Terrestrial ecozone Alpine Upland Wetland Other1 Total
Taiga Plains 121.42 2 845.00 34.62 0.00 3 001.04
Taiga Shield 16.43 9 860.31 20.75 0.00 9 897.49
Boreal Shield 2.64 2 057.15 82.15 0.00 2 141.94
Atlantic Maritime 0.00 687.92 10.00 0.00 697.91
Mixedwood Plains 0.00 1 629.73 0.78 0.00 1 630.50
Boreal Plains 0.00 2 834.20 120.97 0.00 2 955.17
Prairies 0.00 8 593.60 68.35 0.00 8 661.94
Taiga Cordillera 992.70 6 313.28 27.41 0.00 7 333.39
Boreal Cordillera 9 309.85 2 110.82 57.53 0.00 11 478.20
Pacific Maritime 5 870.11 775.07 22.26 0.00 6 667.45
Montane Cordillera 5 152.86 1 439.99 10.15 0.00 6 603.01
Hudson Plains 0.00 237.86 9.43 0.00 247.29
Canada 21 466.02 39 384.92 464.38 0.00 61 315.32
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.