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  • Federal

    Potential Impacts: Sensitivity of Peatlands to Climate Change

    The sensitivity of peatlands to climate warming is shown on this map. Peatlands are massive deposits of peat, a material consisting largely of organic residue that acts as a natural sink for carbon. With global warming, however, they have the potential to become immense sources of greenhouse...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JP2
    • ZIP
    • other
  • Federal

    Potential Impacts: Sensitivity of River Regions to Climate Change

    The most sensitive river regions include the Atlantic coast, the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Valley regions, the Rocky Mountains and the Prairies. The sensitivity projection for Canada's river regions in response to climate warming was derived based on an examination of the effects of projected...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JP2
    • ZIP
    • other
  • Federal

    Potential Impacts: Wind Erosion Risk and Climate Sensitivity

    Wind erosion risk for unprotected soils in areas sensitive to climatic change is shown on this map. The regions that would have the highest sensitivity to a warming climate are likely to occur in the southern and central Prairies and in the southernmost part of Ontario. This risk of wind erosion...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JP2
    • ZIP
    • other
  • Federal

    Human Components of Watersheds

    Apart from a source of drinking water, the water resources in watersheds supply water for irrigation and the production of hydroelectricity, and are a primary mode of transportation. Major water consumers are municipalities, agriculture, mining, manufacturing and thermal power generation. The...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JP2
    • ZIP
    • other
  • Federal

    Distribution of Freshwater - Wetlands

    Wetlands are lands permanently or temporarily submerged or permeated by water, and characterized by plants adapted to saturated-soil conditions. Wetlands are the only ecosystem designated for conservation by international convention because they absorb the impact of hydrologic events, filter...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JP2
    • ZIP
    • other
  • Federal

    Number of Forest Fires by Level of Protection, Month, Response Category

    Wildland fire has a major impact on the sustainability of many Canadian forests. Fire policies attempt to balance suppression costs with values at risk while recognizing the natural role of fire in managing the landscape. There are three aspects of wildland fire in Canada: fire regimes, fire...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • CSV
  • Federal

    Number of Forest Fires by Level of Protection by Fire Size Class

    Wildland fire has a major impact on the sustainability of many Canadian forests. Fire policies attempt to balance suppression costs with values at risk while recognizing the natural role of fire in managing the landscape. There are three aspects of wildland fire in Canada: fire regimes, fire...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • CSV
  • Federal

    Profiles of Major Rivers

    Contained within the 3rd Edition (1957) of the Atlas of Canada is a map that shows the profiles of 17 major rivers together with the positions of important cultural and physical features connected with them. These include hydro-electric power developments (circa 1955) and lakes and a reference...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JPG
    • PDF
  • Federal

    Area of Forest Land Burned by Level of Protection, Response Category, Product...

    Wildland fire has a major impact on the sustainability of many Canadian forests. Fire policies attempt to balance suppression costs with values at risk while recognizing the natural role of fire in managing the landscape. There are three aspects of wildland fire in Canada: fire regimes, fire...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • CSV
  • Federal

    Area Burned by Level of Protection, Response Category, Month

    Wildland fire has a major impact on the sustainability of many Canadian forests. Fire policies attempt to balance suppression costs with values at risk while recognizing the natural role of fire in managing the landscape. There are three aspects of wildland fire in Canada: fire regimes, fire...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • CSV
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