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Biodiversity Publications Catalogue

Ecosystems - Classification & Interpretation

Biogeoclimatic Ecosystem Classification

Describes the purpose and concepts of this classification system, the methods and procedures it uses to classify ecosystems, and the system’s application to forest management.

K. Klinka et al.; 1990; 8 pp.; MoF, Research Program; technical; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS

Biogeoclimatic Zones of British Columbia 1997

This colourful map shows the location of the biogeoclimatic zones of British Columbia.

MoF; 1997; Research Program; technical; map; $2.75; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
CANADIAN CARTOGRAPHICS

Biogeoclimatic Zones of British Columbia 1999

This colourful map shows the location of the biogeoclimatic zones of British Columbia and provides a brief description with representative photos of each zone.

MoF; 1999; Research Program; 3rd printing; technical; map; $25.00; confirm price; 103x76 cm versions; available from:
CANADIAN CARTOGRAPHICS

Biophysical Analysis of the Sheep Mountain Wildlife Area

E.C. Lea, D.A. Demarchi, L.E.H. Lacelle; 1990; 68 pp.; ISBN 0-7726-1134-3; MoELP, Wildlife Branch; Technical Report; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
J&L COPY SERVICE; ORDER CODE: B-66

Biophysical Habitat Units and Interpretations for Moose Use of the Upper Cariboo River Wildlife Management Area

E.C. Lea et al.; 1988; 24 pp.; MoELP, Wildlife Branch; Technical Report; $3.06; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
J&L COPY SERVICE; ORDER CODE: WR-37

Biophysical Habitat Units for the Tatlayoko Lake Study Area: Expanded Legend and Interpretations

E.C. Lea, R.C. Kowall; 1993; 22 pp.; ISBN 0-7726-0975-6; MoELP, Wildlife Branch; Technical Report; $2.70; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
J&L COPY SERVICE; ORDER CODE: WR-60

Dealing with Complex Polygon Attributes as PEM Input

Discusses the use of complex attributes in Predictive Ecosystems Mapping (PEM) programs used to determine and map ecosystem units.

D. Meidinger, C. Jones; 2000; 13 pp.; MoF, Research Program; technical; EcoNote 2000-2; available from: http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hre/ecogen/downloads/econt02.pdf

EcoGen: A Model for Predictive Ecosystem Mapping

Describes EocGen, a Predictive Ecosystem Mapping (PEM) model developed by the B.C. Ministry of Forests to create resource inventories.

D. Meidinger, et al.; 2000; 5 pp.; MoF, Research Program; technical; EcoNote 2000-1; available from: http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hre/ecogen/downloads/econt01.pdf

Ecosystems of British Columbia

This report describes the terrestrial ecosystems of British Columbia within the framework of the B. C. Ministry of Forests biogeoclimatic ecosystem classification.

D. Meidinger, J. Pojar; 1991; 330 pp.; ISBN 0-7717-8997-6; MoF, Research Program; technical; Special Report No. 6; $55.00; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
CROWN PUBLICATIONS; ORDER CODE: 050-413 http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/Docs/Srs/SRseries.htm

Field Manual for Describing Terrestrial Ecosystems

A manual to assist field surveyors in the completion of Ecosystem Field Forms, including the description of site, soil, vegetation, mensuration, wildlife habitat assessment, tree attributes for wildlife, and coarse woody debris.

MoF and MoELP; 1998; ISBN 0-7726-3604-4; v. p.; technical; Land Management Handbook 25; $75.00; 14x19.5 cm; available from:
CROWN PUBLICATIONS; ORDER CODE: 047-546 OR http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/Docs/Lmh/Lmh25.htm

Habitat Survey of the Mackenzie Heritage Trail Corridor

V. Hignett; 1987; 21 pp. & 5 maps; MoELP, Wildlife Branch; Technical Report; $2.70; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
J&L COPY SERVICE; ORDER CODE: WR-29

Introduction to Attribute Selection in PEM

Describes the creation of ecological knowledge tables for a Predictive Ecosystem Map (PEM) to indicate the ecological association of a specific feature to the ecosystem types in an area.

C. Jones, D. Meidinger; 2000; 11 pp.; MoF, Research Branch; technical; EcoNote 2000-3; available from:
http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hre/ecogen/downloads/econt03.pdf

An Introduction to the Ecoregions of British Columbia

D. A. Demarchi; 1996; MoELP, Wildlife Branch; non-technical; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS

A Method for Large-Scale Biogeoclimatic Mapping in British Columbia. Version 1.0

Provides a method for large-scale (1:20,000) mapping.

M. Eng, D. Meidinger; 1999; 15pp.; MoF, Research Branch; technical; no charge; confirm price; available from: http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hre/temalt/bigbec.pdf

More Accurate Biogeoclimatic Maps for the Arrow and Columbia Forest Districts in the Nelson Forest Region, British Columbia

Describes digital maps of biogeoclimatic subzones and variants, accurate to 1:50 000 scale.

T.F. Braumandl; 2000; 2 pp.; MoF, Research Program; technical; Extension Note 55; no charge; confirm price; both report and maps available from:
NELSON FOREST REGION; ORDER CODE: EN-055 or http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/nelson/research/summary/En055.htm

Natural Areas of the South Okanagan and Lower Similkameen: A National Treasure

Bryan, M.J. Sarell; 24 pp.; MoELP; non-technical; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/sir/fwh/wld/okanwld/habpam1.html

New Concepts in Ecosystem Management: Videos and Presenter’s Manual

K. Snow, P. Daigle, K. Baril; 1998; MoF, Research Program; no charge; confirm price; available from: Inter Library Loan

Problem Analysis for Chilcotin-Cariboo Grassland Biodiversity

T.D. Hooper, M.D. Pitt; 1995; 116 pp.; ISBN 0-7726-2441-0; MoELP; Technical Report; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
J&L COPY; ORDER CODE: B-82

Procedures for Environmental Monitoring in Range and Wildlife Habitat Management

Outlines a standard system for monitoring the changes to natural ecosystems that result from operational activities. Documents procedures to be used by technical and professional field staff and their contractors.

Habitat Monitoring Committee; 1996; 222 pp.; ISBN 0-7726-2683-9; RIC; technical; $23.31; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS; ORDER CODE: 7680000627 OR http://ilmbwww.gov.bc.ca/risc/pubs/teecolo/habitat/index.html

A Protocol for Accuracy Assessment of Ecosystem Mapping in B.C.

Outlines a protocol designed for quality assurance and accuracy assessment for large-scale ecosystem mapping (Predictive and Terrestrial Ecosystem Maps – PEM and TEM) but which can be applied to any ecosystem mapping, including Broad Ecosystem Inventory (BEI).

D. Meidinger; 2000; MoF, Research Branch; technical; available from: http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hre/temalt/protocol.pdf

Standards for Predictive Ecosystem Mapping (PEM) Inventory Standard, Version 1.0

Specifies mapping concepts, documentation standards for assessing the quality of input maps, required documentation for the knowledge base and the quality assurance procedures.

RIC; 1999; 51pp.; technical; available from: RIC OR http://ilmbwww.gov.bc.ca/risc/pubs/teecolo/pem/index.htm

Standards for Terrestrial Ecosystem Mapping in British Columbia

RIC; 1998; 114 pp.; ISBN: 0-7726-3552-8; MoELP; technical; $11.97; confirm price; available from:
GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS; ORDER CODE: 7680000609 OR http://ilmbwww.gov.bc.ca/risc/pubs/teecolo/tem/indextem.htm

Standards for Wildlife Habitat Capability and Suitability Ratings in British Columbia

Presents a wildlife habitat rating scheme based on the standard ecosystem mapping techniques developed by the province.

D.A. Demarchi et al.; 1997; 22 pp.; MoELP; technical; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS OR http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/ric/standards.htm

Towards the Establishment of Predictive Ecosystem Mapping Standards: a White Paper, 1st Approximation

Describes Predictive Ecosystem Mapping (PEM) and how it is used to create a forest resource inventory and under what circumstances PEM can be an alternative to or be used to supplement Terrestrial Ecosystem Mapping (TEM).

RIC; 1999; 61 pp.; technical; available from: RIC OR http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hre/temalt/pemstnd.pdf

Vegetation Resource Inventory Ground Sampling Procedures, Version 4.4 and Appendices

Describes procedures for the location and establishment of sample plots and the collection of data related to trees, site, soil, plants and succession, coarse woody debris, and range resources.

RISC; 2003; 356 pp.; ISBN 0-7726-4952-9; $51.10, confirm price; technical; book; available from:
GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS; ORDER CODE: 7680001891 OR http://ilmbwww.gov.bc.ca/risc/pubs/teveg/vri_ground
_sampling2k3/vri_ground2k3.pdf

Appendices: http://ilmbwww.gov.bc.ca/risc/pubs/teveg/vri_ground
_sampling2k3/appen_vri_ground2k3.pdf

Biogeoclimatic Zone Brochures

Using non-technical language, attractive drawings and photographs, several of British Columbia’s biogeoclimatic or ecological zones are described.

An Ecological Framework for Resource Management

Describes how this ecosystem classification is used as a scientific framework to manage the province’s diverse ecological systems.

MoF, Research Program; 6 pp.; non-technical; available on web only:
http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/docs/bro/bro19.htm

The Ecology of the Alpine Tundra Zone

MoF; 1998; 6 pp.; Research Program; non-technical; brochure; $1.00; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS; ORDER CODE: 7610000431 OR http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/docs/bro/bro56.htm

The Ecology of the Boreal White and Black Spruce Zone

J. A. McDowell, S. Fergusson; 6 pp.; non-technical; $1.00; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS; ORDER CODE: 7610000197 http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/docs/bro/bro49.htm

The Ecology of the Bunchgrass Zone

MoF; 1998; Research Program; 6 pp.; non-technical; brochure; $1.00; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS; ORDER CODE: 7610000433 OR http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/docs/bro/bro54.htm

The Ecology of the Coastal Douglas-fir Zone

MoF, Research Program; 1995; 6 pp.; non-technical; $1.00; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS; ORDER CODE: 7610000200 OR http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/docs/bro/bro30.htm

The Ecology of the Coastal Western Hemlock Zone

MoF, Research Program; 1995; 6 pp.; non-technical; $1.00; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS; ORDER CODE: 7610000209 OR http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/docs/bro/bro31.htm

The Ecology of the Engelmann Spruce – Subalpine Fir Zone

MoF; 1998; 6 pp.; Research Program; non-technical; brochure; $1.00; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS; ORDER CODE: 7610000432 OR http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/docs/bro/bro55.htm

The Ecology of the Interior Cedar – Hemlock Zone

MoF, Research Program; 1996; 6 pp.; non-technical; $1.00; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS; ORDER CODE: 7610000192 OR http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/docs/bro/bro48.htm

The Ecology of the Interior Douglas-fir Zone

MoF, Research Program; 1996; 6 pp.; non-technical; $1.00; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS; ORDER CODE: 7610000395 OR http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/docs/bro/bro47.htm

The Ecology of the Montane Spruce Zone

MoF; 1999; 6 pp.; Research Program; non-technical; brochure; $1.00; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS; ORDER CODE: 7610000612 OR http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/docs/bro/bro62.htm

The Ecology of the Mountain Hemlock Zone

MoF, Research Program; 1996; 6 pp.; non-technical; $1.00; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS; ORDER CODE: 7610000201 OR http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/docs/bro/bro51.htm

The Ecology of the Ponderosa Pine Zone

MoF; 1999; Research Program; 6 pp.; non-technical; brochure; $1.00; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS; ORDER CODE: 7610000543 OR http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/docs/bro/bro60.htm

The Ecology of the Sub-boreal Pine – Spruce Zone

MoF; 1998; 6 pp.; Research Program; non-technical; brochure; $3.36; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS; ORDER CODE: 7610000544 OR http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/docs/bro/bro59.htm

The Ecology of the Sub-boreal Spruce Zone

MoF; 1998; 6 pp.; Research Program; non-technical; brochure; $1.00; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS; ORDER CODE: 7610000434 OR http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/docs/bro/bro53.htm

The Ecology of the Spruce – Willow – Birch Zone

MoF; 1999; 6 pp.; Research Program; non-technical; brochure; $1.00; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS; ORDER CODE: 7610000611 OR http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/docs/bro/bro61.htm

Biophysical Resources

Describes and analyzes the vegetation, its successional stages, and its relationships with climates, soils, and other landscape characteristics.

Biophysical Resources of the East Kootenay Area: Soils

L.E.H. Lacelle; 1990; 359 pp. plus maps; ISBN 0-7726-1170-X; MoELP, Wildlife Branch; Technical Monograph; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS; ORDER CODE: TM 1

Biophysical Resources of the East Kootenay Area: Vol 2, Vegetation Groups and Types

E.C. Lea; 1989; 297 pp.; ISBN 0-7718-8418-4; MoELP, Wildlife Branch; technical; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS ORDER CODE: TECH REPORT 27

Ecosystems at Risk in British Columbia

tive brochure series presents profiles of various ecosystems considered to be biologically “at risk” in the province. Describes the ecosystems’ components, history, present status, and importance, and explains why they are at risk.

Antelope-brush Ecosystems

A. Schluter et al.; 1995; 6 pp.; ISBN 0-7726-7545-7; MoELP, Wildlife Branch; non-technical; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
Biodiversity Information Requests

Cottonwood Riparian Ecosystems of the Southern Interior

B. Egan, C. Cadrin, S.G. Cannings; 1997; 6 pp.; ISBN 0-7726-7627-5; MoELP, Wildlife Branch; non-technical; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
Biodiversity Information Requests

Coastal Douglas-fir Ecosystems

S. Flynn; 1999; 6 pp.; ISBN 0-7726-7662-3; MoELP, Wildlife Branch; non-technical; brochure; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
Biodiversity Information Requests

Garry Oak Ecosystems

W. Erickson; 1993; 6 pp.; ISBN 0-7726-7469-8; MoELP, Wildlife Branch; non-technical; confirm price; 21.5x28 cm; available from:
Biodiversity Information Requests

Field Guides to Ecosystems

This series presents site identification and interpretation information for forest ecosystems in each of British Columbia’s Forest Regions, based on the biogeoclimatic ecosystem classification system. Provides a framework for organizing ecological information and management experience about ecosystems, and provides resource managers with a common “language” to describe the ecosystems.

A Field Guide to Site Identification and Interpretation for the Cariboo Forest Region

O.A. Steen, R.A. Coupé; 1997; MoF- Cariboo; technical; Land Management Handbook 39; $132.50; confirm price; 14x20 cm; available from:
CROWN PUBLICATIONS; ORDER CODE: 091-980 OR http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/Docs/Lmh/Lmh39.htm

A Field Guide to Site Identification and Interpretation for the Kamloops Forest Region, Vols. 1 & 2

D. Lloyd et al.; 1990; 399 pp.; ISBN 0-7718-8921-6; MoF-Kamloops; technical; Land Management Handbook 23; $85.00; confirm price; 14x20 cm; available from:
CROWN PUBLICATIONS; ORDER CODE: 040-572 OR http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/Docs/Lmh/Lmh23.htm

A Field Guide to Site Identification and Interpretation for the Nelson Forest Region

T.F. Braumandl, M.P Curran; 1992; 311 pp.; ISBN 1-7718-9206-3; MoF-Nelson; technical; Land Management Handbook 20; $75.00; confirm price; 14x20 cm; available from:
CROWN PUBLICATIONS; ORDER CODE: 035-839 OR http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/Docs/Lmh/Lmh20.htm

A Field Guide to Site Identification and Interpretation for the Northern Rockies Portion of the Prince George Forest Region

C. DeLong, D. Tanner, M.J. Jull; 1994; 141 pp.; ISBN 1-7726-2127-6; MoF-Prince George; technical; Land Management Handbook 29; $39.00; confirm price; 14x20 cm; available from:
CROWN PUBLICATIONS; ORDER CODE: 060-943 OR
http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/Docs/Lmh/Lmh29.htm

A Field Guide to Site Identification and Interpretation for the Northwest Portion for the Prince George Forest Region

A. MacKinnon, C. DeLong, D. Meidinger; 1990; 116 pp.; ISBN 0-7718-8924-0; MoF-Prince George; technical; Land Management Handbook 21; confirm price; 14x20 cm; available from:
PRINCE GEORGE FOREST REGION; ORDER CODE: LMH 21 OR http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/Docs/Lmh/Lmh21.htm

A Field Guide to Site Identification and Interpretation for the Prince Rupert Forest Region, Vols. 1&2

A. Banner et al.; 1993; ISBN 1-7718-9397-3; MoF-Prince Rupert; technical; Land Management Handbook 26; $97.50; confirm price; 14x20 cm; available from:
CROWN PUBLICATIONS; ORDER CODE: 050-450 OR http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/Docs/Lmh/Lmh26.htm

A Field Guide to Site Identification and Interpretation for the Southwest Portion of the Prince George Forest Region

C. DeLong, D. Tanner, M.J. Jull; 1993; 290 pp.; ISBN 1-7718-9322-1; MoF-Prince George; technical; Land Management Handbook 24; $50.00; confirm price; 14x20 cm; available from:
CROWN PUBLICATIONS; ORDER CODE: 045-576 OR http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/Docs/Lmh/Lmh24.htm

A Field Guide to Site Identification and Interpretation for the Vancouver Forest Region

R.N. Green, K. Klinka; 1994; 285 pp.; ISBN 1-7726-2129-2; MoF-Vancouver; technical; Land Management Handbook 28; $60.00; confirm price; 14x20 cm; available from:
CROWN PUBLICATIONS; ORDER CODE: 055-523-4 OR http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/Docs/Lmh/Lmh28.htm

Draft Field Guide Insert for Site Identification and Interpretation for the Rocky Mountain Trench

D. Meidinger et al.; 1996; 179 pp.; MoF-Prince George; technical; Land Management Handbook; confirm price; 14x20 cm; ISSN 0229-1622; available from:
PRINCE GEORGE FOREST REGION

Draft Field Guide Insert to Site Identification and Interpretation of the Southeast Portion of the Prince George Forest Region

C. DeLong et al.; 1996; 194 pp.; MoF-Prince George; technical; Land Management Handbook; confirm price; 14x20 cm; available from:
PRINCE GEORGE FOREST REGION

 

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