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This project presents a sensitive ecosystems inventory for the Atlin-Taku planning area in northwestern British Columbia. 

The study area covers more than 3 million hectares, and includes portions of the Atlin, Gladys, Tagish, Taku and Whiting watersheds.

The Integrated Land Management Bureau (ILMB) of the British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture and Lands, and the Taku River Tlingit First Nation (TRTFN) embarked on this joint land use planning initiative. The project was undertaken to provide information on sensitive ecosystems for the planning process.

The objectives of this report are to:
1) Conduct a reconnaissance level inventory of terrestrial sensitive ecosystems in the Atlin-Taku planning area.
2) Provide an overview of the threats to these sensitive ecosystems.
3) Map the location of the inventoried sensitive ecosystems.

The inventory followed the Standard for Mapping Ecosystems at Risk in British Columbia (RISC 2006), at a reconnaissance level (1:250,000 scale).

A total of 76 plots comprised of 49 full plots, 21 ground inspections and 6 visual checks were completed. A map at a scale of 1:250,000 was produced.

Report Authors: Adrian de Groot and Jim Pojar

Link to data and reports on Ecocat: Sensitive Ecosystems Inventory (SEI) - Atlin-Taku Planning Area