What's New with HectaresBC

January 9, 2013

Ecological Communities and Species Areas of Interest Datasets Updated

These datasets, Ecological Communities and Species areas of interest, define areas where species and ecological communities of interest are likely to occur. These areas are defined by expert opinion based upon the availability of ecological requirements and known occurrences. They were updated to reflect the recently updated Biogeoclimatic Ecosystem Classification data introduced November 30th.

November 30, 2012

Biogeoclimatic Ecosystem Classification Version 8 Dataset Update

The previous version of the Biogeoclimatic Ecosystem Classification (BEC) mapping dataset was replaced by this new version. This new version of BEC , Version 8, introduced eight new units and retired the same number, while further refining mapping in a number of areas across the province.

November 2, 2012

Vegetation Inventory Updated to 2011

The vegetation resource inventory (VRI) 2011 update was included as a new dataset. This new version introduces biomass measures to HectaresBC supplementing the area and volume values previously available and updates the inventory for growth and depletions.