Alberta Wall-to-Wall Vegetation Layer Including "Backfilled" Vegetation in Human Footprints

Published: June 2, 2017
Version: 2017-06-02
Author: ABMI

This document describes the wall-to-wall Vegetation Layer created by the ABMI through the amalgamation of existing information on vegetation, habitat and soil throughout Alberta. The geodatabase includes information describing current vegetation based on a variety of sources and the ABMI 2014 Human Footprint layer . Information describing reference (i.e., pre-human disturbance) vegetation was created by removing human footprint from the landscape and adding the vegetation that was predicted to be present in the absence of human footprint (i.e., human footprint was "backfilled" to native vegetation).

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