Saskatchewan Woodland Caribou Ranges and Administration Units

Saskatchewan Woodland Caribou Ranges and Administration Units Saskatchewan’s boreal woodland caribou range is divided into two woodland caribou conservation units, based on the boundaries of the boreal ecozones. The Boreal Shield (SK1) Woodland Caribou Conservation Unit (hereafter called Boreal Shield or SK1) encompasses the rocky shield, sandy plains and many lakes of northern Saskatchewan. The Boreal Plain (SK2) Woodland Caribou Conservation Unit (hereafter called Boreal Plain or SK2) encompasses the more productive mixed-wood forests and lakes of central Saskatchewan, including large areas of low-lying peatlands. While these two units represent important differences in ecological conditions (e.g., habitat types, fire regimes, landforms, etc.) and human land use and management (e.g., overall levels and types of land use, fire management, etc.), the boundary between SK1 and SK2 does not represent a population boundary, as caribou move freely between the two areas. The large size of the SK2 woodland caribou conservation unit (i.e., 109,717 km2) is not well suited for range assessment and range planning activities, given the large variation in ecological conditions, habitat types, land use, and natural disturbance regimes across the Boreal Plain of Saskatchewan. As a result, three smaller caribou administration units within SK2 were developed: SK2 East, SK2 Central and SK2 West. SK2 West is further subdivided into two smaller management subunits. At present, the SK1 area has not been sub-divided into administration units. Find out more about woodland caribou and what the province is doing to manage their habitat and protect their populations: https://www.saskatchewan.ca/business/environmental-protection-and-sustainability/wildlife-and-conservation/wildlife-species-at-risk/woodland-caribou Saskatchewan’s boreal woodland caribou range is divided into two woodland caribou conservation units, based on the boundaries of the boreal ecozones. The Boreal Shield (SK1) Woodland Caribou Conservation Unit (hereafter called Boreal Shield or SK1) encompasses the rocky shield, sandy plains and many lakes of northern Saskatchewan. The Boreal Plain (SK2) Woodland Caribou Conservation Unit (hereafter called Boreal Plain or SK2) encompasses the more productive mixed-wood forests and lakes of central Saskatchewan, including large areas of low-lying peatlands. While these two units represent important differences in ecological conditions (e.g., habitat types, fire regimes, landforms, etc.) and human land use and management (e.g., overall levels and types of land use, fire management, etc.), the boundary between SK1 and SK2 does not represent a population boundary, as caribou move freely between the two areas.The large size of the SK2 woodland caribou conservation unit (i.e., 109,717 km2) is not well suited for range assessment and range planning activities, given the large variation in ecological conditions, habitat types, land use, and natural disturbance regimes across the Boreal Plain of Saskatchewan. As a result, three smaller caribou administration units within SK2 were developed: SK2 East, SK2 Central and SK2 West. SK2 West is further subdivided into two smaller management subunits.At present, the SK1 area has not been sub-divided into administration units. Find out more about woodland caribou and what the province is doing to manage their habitat and protect their populations: https://www.saskatchewan.ca/business/environmental-protection-and-sustainability/wildlife-and-conservation/wildlife-species-at-risk/woodland-caribou 2022-12-19 Government of Saskatchewan CSITCAGIS@gov.sk.ca Nature and EnvironmentScience and Technologywoodland caribourangifer tarandus caribousaskatchewansk1sksk2 westsk2 centralsk2 eastenvironmentGovernment information CSVCSV https://geohub.saskatchewan.ca/datasets/saskatchewan::saskatchewan-woodland-caribou-ranges-and-administration-units.csv?outSR=%7B%22latestWkid%22%3A3857%2C%22wkid%22%3A102100%7D ArcGIS GeoServiceESRI REST https://services3.arcgis.com/zcv98lgAl8xQ04cW/arcgis/rest/services/Saskatchewan_Woodland_Caribou_Ranges_and_Administration_Units/FeatureServer/0 ArcGIS GeoServiceESRI REST https://services3.arcgis.com/zcv98lgAl8xQ04cW/arcgis/rest/services/Saskatchewan_Woodland_Caribou_Ranges_and_Administration_Units/FeatureServer/0 GeoJSONGEOJSON https://geohub.saskatchewan.ca/datasets/saskatchewan::saskatchewan-woodland-caribou-ranges-and-administration-units.geojson?outSR=%7B%22latestWkid%22%3A3857%2C%22wkid%22%3A102100%7D original metadata (http://geohub.saskatchewan.ca)HTML https://geohub.saskatchewan.ca/maps/saskatchewan::saskatchewan-woodland-caribou-ranges-and-administration-units KMLKML https://geohub.saskatchewan.ca/datasets/saskatchewan::saskatchewan-woodland-caribou-ranges-and-administration-units.kml?outSR=%7B%22latestWkid%22%3A3857%2C%22wkid%22%3A102100%7D ShapefileSHP https://geohub.saskatchewan.ca/datasets/saskatchewan::saskatchewan-woodland-caribou-ranges-and-administration-units.zip?outSR=%7B%22latestWkid%22%3A3857%2C%22wkid%22%3A102100%7D

Saskatchewan’s boreal woodland caribou range is divided into two woodland caribou conservation units, based on the boundaries of the boreal ecozones. The Boreal Shield (SK1) Woodland Caribou Conservation Unit (hereafter called Boreal Shield or SK1) encompasses the rocky shield, sandy plains and many lakes of northern Saskatchewan. The Boreal Plain (SK2) Woodland Caribou Conservation Unit (hereafter called Boreal Plain or SK2) encompasses the more productive mixed-wood forests and lakes of central Saskatchewan, including large areas of low-lying peatlands. While these two units represent important differences in ecological conditions (e.g., habitat types, fire regimes, landforms, etc.) and human land use and management (e.g., overall levels and types of land use, fire management, etc.), the boundary between SK1 and SK2 does not represent a population boundary, as caribou move freely between the two areas. The large size of the SK2 woodland caribou conservation unit (i.e., 109,717 km2) is not well suited for range assessment and range planning activities, given the large variation in ecological conditions, habitat types, land use, and natural disturbance regimes across the Boreal Plain of Saskatchewan. As a result, three smaller caribou administration units within SK2 were developed: SK2 East, SK2 Central and SK2 West. SK2 West is further subdivided into two smaller management subunits. At present, the SK1 area has not been sub-divided into administration units. Find out more about woodland caribou and what the province is doing to manage their habitat and protect their populations: https://www.saskatchewan.ca/business/environmental-protection-and-sustainability/wildlife-and-conservation/wildlife-species-at-risk/woodland-caribou

Saskatchewan’s boreal woodland caribou range is divided into two woodland caribou conservation units, based on the boundaries of the boreal ecozones. The Boreal Shield (SK1) Woodland Caribou Conservation Unit (hereafter called Boreal Shield or SK1) encompasses the rocky shield, sandy plains and many lakes of northern Saskatchewan. The Boreal Plain (SK2) Woodland Caribou Conservation Unit (hereafter called Boreal Plain or SK2) encompasses the more productive mixed-wood forests and lakes of central Saskatchewan, including large areas of low-lying peatlands. While these two units represent important differences in ecological conditions (e.g., habitat types, fire regimes, landforms, etc.) and human land use and management (e.g., overall levels and types of land use, fire management, etc.), the boundary between SK1 and SK2 does not represent a population boundary, as caribou move freely between the two areas.The large size of the SK2 woodland caribou conservation unit (i.e., 109,717 km2) is not well suited for range assessment and range planning activities, given the large variation in ecological conditions, habitat types, land use, and natural disturbance regimes across the Boreal Plain of Saskatchewan. As a result, three smaller caribou administration units within SK2 were developed: SK2 East, SK2 Central and SK2 West. SK2 West is further subdivided into two smaller management subunits.At present, the SK1 area has not been sub-divided into administration units. Find out more about woodland caribou and what the province is doing to manage their habitat and protect their populations: https://www.saskatchewan.ca/business/environmental-protection-and-sustainability/wildlife-and-conservation/wildlife-species-at-risk/woodland-caribou

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