Before & After Old-Growth Maps

Old-Growth (OG) Forest Statistics – Southern Coast (ie. Vancouver Island and SW Mainland)

  • Original Total OG: 5.5 million hectares
  • Low Productivity OG: 2.2 million hectares
  • Original Productive OG: 3.3 million hectares
  • Remaining Productive OG: 860,000 hectares (26% of original)
  • In Parks – Productive OG: 200,000 hectares (6% of original)
  • In Parks and OGMA’s – Productive OG: 260,000 hectares (8% of original)

Valley Bottom*, Highest Productivity Old-Growth – Southern Coast (ie. Vancouver Island and SW Mainland)

Original: 360,000 hectares
Remaining: 31,000 hectares (9% of original)
In Parks: 9,400 hectares (2.6% of original)
In Parks and OGMA’s: 11,700 hectares (3.2% or original)
* Low, Flat Terrain Under 300 meters elevation, under 17% slope

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Data Sources
Crown lands: Ministry of Forests forest inventory data (site index, stand height and volume, elevation, terrain) with logging updates until 2012.
Private Lands: Satellite-based photo classification with logging updates until 2011.

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