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A guide to the coastal western hemlock zone, northern drier maritime subzone (CWHf), in the Prince Rupert forest region, British Columbia

Author(s) or contact(s): S. Haeussler, J. Pojar, B.M. Geisler, D. Yole, and R. Annas
Source: Research Branch
Subject: Ecosystems
Series: Land Management Report
Other details:  Published 1984. Hardcopy is available.


This guide briefly outlines the principles and methods of the ecosystem classification system, stressing the two primary areas of emphasis within the classification, the biogeoclimatic (zones, subzones, variants), and the ecosystematic (ecosystem associations and their phases and variations). It summarizes the environmental characteristics of the Northern drier maritime subzone of the Coastal Western Hemlock Zone (CWHf) and two of its variants, a lower (CWHf1) and a higher elevation (CWHf2) variant.

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Map 1 Prince Rupert - Stewart 103 N.E. - PDF file (2816 KB)

Map 2 Smithers - Fort St. James 93 N.W. - PDF file (5278 KB)

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Updated December 16, 2008