Ecological Land Classification (ELC) of Ontario


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Metadata Information:

Metadata language:
Metadata character set: utf8

Last update: 2019-03-29

Metadata contact - custodian:
Individual's name: Adam Hogg
Organization's name: Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Contact's position: Spatial Data Acquisition

Contact information:
Phone:
Voice: 1 (705) 755-5975

Address:
Delivery point:
 300 Water St., North Tower
City: Peterborough
Administrative area: Ontario
Postal code: K9J 3C7
e-mail address:adam.hogg@ontario.ca

Scope of the data described by the metadata: dataset

Name of the metadata standard used: NAP - Metadata
Version of the metadata standard: 1.2

Metadata identifier: ac174203-e72e-45b9-830a-0b80d39a80e1

Resource Identification Information:

Citation:
Title: Ecological Land Classification (ELC) of Ontario
Alternate titles: ELC,

Reference date - creation: 2003-02-01
Reference date - revision: 2003-02-01


Party responsible for the resource - publisher:
Organization's name: Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Themes or categories of the resource: planningCadastre

Theme keywords:
Keywords: LAND MANAGEMENT, FORESTRY, ECOREGIONS, PLANNING, ECOLOGICAL ZONATION, MAPPING, FOREST MANAGEMENT, NATURAL HERITAGE

Citation:
Title: external

Theme keywords:
Keywords: LAND MANAGEMENT, FORESTRY, ECOREGIONS, PLANNING, ECOLOGICAL ZONATION, MAPPING, FOREST MANAGEMENT, NATURAL HERITAGE

Citation:
Title: external

Theme keywords:
Keywords: LAND MANAGEMENT, FORESTRY, ECOREGIONS, PLANNING, ECOLOGICAL ZONATION, MAPPING, FOREST MANAGEMENT, NATURAL HERITAGE

Citation:
Title: external

Theme keywords:
Keywords: LAND MANAGEMENT, FORESTRY, ECOREGIONS, PLANNING, ECOLOGICAL ZONATION, MAPPING, FOREST MANAGEMENT, NATURAL HERITAGE

Citation:
Title: external

Theme keywords:
Keywords: LAND MANAGEMENT, FORESTRY, ECOREGIONS, PLANNING, ECOLOGICAL ZONATION, MAPPING, FOREST MANAGEMENT, NATURAL HERITAGE

Citation:
Title: external

Theme keywords:
Keywords: LAND MANAGEMENT, FORESTRY, ECOREGIONS, PLANNING, ECOLOGICAL ZONATION, MAPPING, FOREST MANAGEMENT, NATURAL HERITAGE

Citation:
Title: external

Theme keywords:
Keywords: LAND MANAGEMENT, FORESTRY, ECOREGIONS, PLANNING, ECOLOGICAL ZONATION, MAPPING, FOREST MANAGEMENT, NATURAL HERITAGE

Citation:
Title: external

Theme keywords:
Keywords: LAND MANAGEMENT, FORESTRY, ECOREGIONS, PLANNING, ECOLOGICAL ZONATION, MAPPING, FOREST MANAGEMENT, NATURAL HERITAGE

Citation:
Title: external

Abstract:
 
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry defines ecological units on the basis of bedrock, climate (temperature, precipitation), physiography (soils, slope, aspect) and corresponding vegetation.

This enhances their compatibility with national and continental classification systems. The ELC of Ontario is used for descriptive, planning, and resource management purposes.

The upper levels in its hierarchy may be relevant for provincial and municipal land-use planning initiatives. The lower (finer-scale) levels of the hierarchy are most useful for detailed resource management prescriptions and other local and site planning applications.

This packaged dataset is classified into 3 hierarchical categories:

Ecozone: used for national and coarse-scale provincial reporting such as analyses of climate, demographics and watersheds
Ecoregion: used for determining the significance or status of wetland classes and certain other natural heritage features (e.g., old growth forest), setting targets for Wilderness Class Provincial parks, State of the Forest reporting and studying natural disturbance regimes
Ecodistrict used for assessing biodiversity levels, defining seed zones, mapping ecosystem types and setting targets for the identification of natural heritage systems

Introduction to ecological land classification





Additional Documentation



Report on: The ecosystems of Ontario Part 1: ecozones and ecoregions




Status

Completed: Production of the data has been completed



Maintenance and Update Frequency

As needed: Data is updated as deemed necessary 



Contact

Adam Hogg, Spatial Data Acquisition, adam.hogg@ontario.ca 

Purpose:
 The ELC of Ontario is used for descriptive, planning, and resource management purposes. The upper levels in its hierarchy are most useful for provincial and regional roll-ups of data and for strategic planning, while the lower (finer-scale) levels of the hierarchy are most useful for detailed resource management prescriptions and other local and site planning applications.

Dataset language: eng
Dataset character set: utf8

Status: completed
Maintenance:
Update frequency: asNeeded

Resource constraints:
Constraints:
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Resource constraints:
Legal constraints:
Processing environment: ESRI's ArcGIS software (ArcInfo, ArcView, etc); ESRI shapefile

Extent:
Geographic extent:
Bounding rectangle:
West longitude: -95.1569900512695
East longitude: -74.3079833984375
North latitude: 56.8501167297363
South latitude: 41.6722984313965

Credits:
 https://www.ontario.ca/page/open-government-licence-ontario

Point of contact - pointOfContact:
Individual's name: Peter Uhlig
Organization's name: Ministry of Natural Resources
Contact's position: Provincial Ecologist

Contact information:
Phone:
Voice: 1 (705) 946 7478
Fax: 1 (705) 946 2030

Address:
e-mail address:peter.uhlig@mnr.gov.on.ca

Reference System Information:

Reference system identifier:
Value: Grid CS = Geographic (Lat, Long); Map Proj = Not Applicable; Horiz. Datum = NAD83; Vert. Datum = Not Applicable


Data Quality Information:

Scope of quality information:
Level of the data: dataset

Lineage:
Source data:
Level of the source data: National Topographic Series (NTS) Mapping

Citation:
Title: National Topographic Series

Source data:
Level of the source data: NRVIS drainage layer

Citation:
Title: Drainage

Data quality report - Relative internal positional accuracy:
Measure produced by the test: Horizontal: NRVIS drainage scale mapping: 1:10K in south 1:20K in near north 1:50K in north 1:250K in Hudson Bay Lowlands; Vertical: Not Applicable