This field guide presents site
classification and identification information for ecosystems of the East
Kootenay in the Kootenay-Boundary Region of British Columbia. It replaces LMH 20
(Braumandl and Curran 1992) for the areas it covers and provides an entirely new
forest and non-forest site classification for existing and newly mapped
The new classifications and mapping
provide important baseline ecological conditions for natural resource
conservation and management, including forestry, the environmental assessment
process, and assessing potential effects of climate change, and the cumulative
effects of management activities.
The field guide is being released with
a new provincial biogeoclimatic ecosystem map for British Columbia (BEC version
11). Changes to mapping cover the
areas described in the field guide and apply to the Selkirk and Rocky Mountain
Resource Districts in the Kootenay-Boundary Region.
Abstract for Temporary Supplement to Land Management Handbook 71 – Two
Biogeoclimatic Subzones/Variants in the Golden–Invermere TSAs
This web-based document provides site
classification and ecosystem information for two subzones/variants in the Golden
Timber Supply Area of the Selkirk District and the Invermere Timber Supply Area
of the Rocky Mountain District. The information will be published at a later
date as part of A Field Guide to Ecosystem Classification and Identification for
Southeast British Columbia: the North Columbia Mountains.
supplement includes site classification and ecosystem information for:
ICHmk5 (previously ICHmk4)
ESSFmm3 (previously ESSFwm)
consult LMH 71 for information on the BEC system, how to use the tools in this
temporary supplement, and for descriptions of non-forested ecosystems.
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Updated July 24, 2018