Atlas of Land Cover, Industrial Land Uses and Industrial-Caused Land Changes in the Peace Region of British Columbia
David Suzuki Foundation and partners
Authored by: Peter G. Lee, Matt Hanneman
Partners: Global Forest Watch Canada
industry, British Columbia, eco-assets, conservation, species at risk, grizzly bears, caribou, land use, natural capital
B.C.’s Peace Region has seen rapidly escalating changes as industrial interests converge.
This study describes with maps the suite of ecosystem types, industrial land-use changes and the changes in natural capital from recent industrial development.
The physical footprint of the combined changes is more than 20 per cent of the study area. When changes are buffered by 500 metres, almost 67 per cent of area is disturbed. And the habitat of wildlife such as grizzly and caribou has been severely affected by industrial development.