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This dataset uses (1) fundamental drainage areas (FDA, NRCAN 2003) and (2) Hydrologic Units 8-digits (HUC8, USGS 2014). The boundaries of the FDAs and HUC8s have been modified to follow the boundaries of the catchments in the NWB LCC Catchments Version 1.0 dataset (BEACONs 2015). REFERENCES BEACONs. 2015. Northwest Boreal LCC Catchments Version 1.0. Canadian BEACONs Project, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB. NRCAN (Natural Resources Canada). 2003. Atlas of Canada 1,000,000 National Frameworks Data, Hydrology - Fundamental Drainage Areas. [Available online] USGS (U.S. Geological Survey). 2014. National Hydrography Dataset, Alaska. [Available online]...
Gross primary productivity (GPP) is a measure of ecosystem functioning. It represents the cumulative effect of ecological processes such as soil formation, nutrient cycling, photosynthesis, and population dynamics. Productivity may be related to patterns in species diversity (Currie 1991, Hector et al. 1999). For example, the most common hypothesis is that species diversity is greatest at moderate levels of primary productivity (Loreau et al. 2001). GPP quantifies the amount of carbon absorbed by living plants during photosynthesis. GPP units are in kilograms of carbon per square metre per year (kg C/m 2/yr). The GPP dataset was developed from MODIS GPP/NPP (MOD17) 1-km 2 resolution satellite imagery (Zhao et al....
Land cover describes the physical material at the surface of the earth and includes forests, shrublands, wetlands, water bodies, and other abiotic elements (e.g., rock). Land cover dynamics are influenced by large‐scale processes like climate and natural disturbance, but vegetation can also have important feedback on these processes (Mack et al. 2005). Land cover classes describe fine-scale variation in vegetation which is an important component of biodiversity, and affects the distribution of other taxa within ranges determined by climatic factors. Consequently, land cover maps are increasingly used for large‐scale modelling and mapping of habitat for caribou, birds and other wide-ranging species (e.g., Environment...
Data supporting the Kenai Peninsula Conservation Blueprint
This dataset compiles land ownership and management data from state and federal agencies to create a map showing ownership, management, and conservation status of all land in Alaska. State, federal, and private lands, including Native corporations and Native allotments, are included. Conservation status describes the degree to which land, particularly public land, is legally designated and explicitly managed for biodiversity conservation. The most common classification, developed by the USGS GAP Program (, classifies land management types into four conservation status categories according to the degree to which the land is explicitly managed for conservation. In general, conservation status 1...
BEACONs compiled point and polygon fire datasets from Canada and Alaska for the NWB LCC planning region. Fire point data details the ignition point of all fires as well as attributes describing fire area, fire cause, and fire year. Fire polygon databases provide mapped fire perimeters. These datasets include all point and polygon fires in the data sources described below. The point data spans the period 1939-2014, and the polygon data covers 1921-2014.Canada • Canadian National Fire Database o The Canadian National Fire Database (NFDB) is a national dataset compiled from provincial and Parks Canada datasets. As such, there is variation in the accuracy of fire locations due...
Fire polygons from the "fire history" layer from the BLM Alaska Interagency Coordination Center ( and the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre (CIFFC) website at ( were merged. In Canada, fire polygons from the Yukon, Northwest Territories, and British Columbia. Year was truncated to 1965 because it was the earliest coverage for the 4 datasets (Alaska, Yukon, Northwest Territories, and British Columbia). Fire polygons include information such as fire name and year/month burned.
Climate data has been generated with the ClimateNA v5.10 softwarepackage, available at, based on methodology described by Wang et al. (2016). This dataset covers an area larger than the NWB LCC study region of Alaska and Canada.
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Lake-edge density (LED) is an indicator of hydrologic connectivity and vegetation structure. It quantifies the linear density of terrestrial-aquatic edges and represents the abundance of riparian habitat along large waterbodies (i.e., lakes and wide rivers). The density of lakes and permanent water bodies varies markedly across the boreal and is a result of the cumulative effect of large-scale ecological processes such as glaciation, soil formation, and photosynthesis. Riparian zones are the ecotone or interface between terrestrial and aquatic habitats (Naiman et al. 1993). They support considerable species diversity (Naiman et al. 2002), with unique avian communities and characteristics (Hannon et al. 2002), and...
BEACONs extended the ALFRESCO vegetation map to cover the full extent of the NWB LCC planning region. This was done using NALC 2005 landcover and ALFRESCO methods1. In addition to the extension, the dataset was modified to include two new land cover classes: north and south facing deciduous. [1] Data Sources ALFRESCO vegetation map NALC2005 The following steps were followed to replicate the modified ALFRESCO map to fill gaps in the NWB LCC planning region. Clipped NALC 2005 map to the boundaries of ecoregions making...

    map background search result map search result map Watersheds of the Northwest Boreal Fires Polygons (1965-2013) in Alaska and NW Canada Fires Points and Polygons (1939 - 2014) in Alaska and NW Canada North American Land Cover for NWB LCC Area Management and Conservation Stewardship of Alaska Lands, 2006, The Nature Conservancy Integrated Ecosystem Model (IEM) Fires Points and Polygons (1939 - 2014) in Alaska and NW Canada Watersheds of the Northwest Boreal North American Land Cover for NWB LCC Area Management and Conservation Stewardship of Alaska Lands, 2006, The Nature Conservancy Fires Polygons (1965-2013) in Alaska and NW Canada