Map 2.8
Forest area harvested, 1985 to 2010

Map 2.8 Forest area harvested, 1985 to 2010

Description for Map 2.8

The title of this map is "Forest area harvested, 1985 to 2010." This map displays the cumulative forest area harvested in Canada over this time period.

On the map, purple represents the cumulative forest area harvested from 1985 to 2010. The level of green shading represents the percentage of treed area. The colour ranges on a scale from white (0%) through light green (50%) to green (100%). Water is pale blue.

A solid black line defines provincial boundaries. Non-inventoried areas are shown in white with grey diagonal lines—there is no data for these areas.

Forest harvest areas are more prevalent in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, but are found in all provinces and territories.

Note: This map displays the cumulative forest area harvested between 1985 and 2010. Harvested areas are normally replanted or allowed to regenerate naturally and will therefore be in varying phases of succession. Data are derived from time series Landsat data with a 30 metre spatial resolution. The map also provides a visual representation of the distribution of treed area.

Source: White, J.C., et al., 2017, "A nationwide annual characterization of 25 years of forest disturbance and recovery for Canada using Landsat time series," Remote Sensing of Environment, Vol. 192, p. 303–321,, Data downloaded from (accessed July 22, 2017); Canada's National Forest Inventory, 2016, Grouped kNN Map layers, (accessed April 7, 2017); Statistics Canada, Environment, Energy and Transportation Division, 2018.

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