Search for Terrestrial Ecosystem Data & Information

Data is made available in multiple formats for a variety of users. There are multiple ways to find terrestrial ecosystem data and information. 

For metadata and links to downloadable data, search DataBC with any of the following theme codes:

  • ECO: ecosystem mapping, ecoregions, biophysical mapping, terrestrial ecosystem and other ecological themes
  • OTH: other themes, such as agriculture capability, and erosion potential
  • PEM: predictive ecosystem mapping
  • SEI: sensitive ecosystems inventory
  • SOIL: Soil surveys/mapping 
  • TEM: terrestrial ecosystem mapping
  • TER: terrain mapping, includes terrain inventory (TIM), terrain stability mapping (TSM), bioterrain (TBT) and surficial geology
  • WHR: wildlife habitat ratings and species distribution mapping
  • WLD: wildlife and wildlife habitat mapping

Mapping Applications and Spatial Data

Use mapping applications to access terrestrial ecosystem information:

Access and use terrestrial ecosystems information with other provincial data:

Access terrestrial ecosystems, terrain and soils GIS data:

Use Cross-Linked Information Resources (CLIR) to search multiple provincial publication, report and document repositories for species and ecosystem data at one time, such as Ecological Reports Catalogue (EcoCat)Environmental Information Resources System (EIRS) and the J.T.Fyles Natural Resources Library

Terrestrial ecosystems information is frequently used to support the environmental assessment application process in British Columbia. To find project reports submitted to the environmental assessment office, use the EA Project Map


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