Data Catalogue
Data Catalogue
Crown Land Conservation Areas

Data purpose: To support strategic forest management planning, forest operations planning and conservation planning.

Data description: This dataset is comprised of five map layers:

  1. Watercourse and Wetland Buffers - Buffer zones surrounding mapped watercourses and wetlands where forest activity is regulated on Crown land to maintain water quality and aquatic habitat.
  2. Deer Wintering Areas - Forested areas managed to provide severe winter habitat for herds of white tail deer on Crown lands.
  3. Other Habitats - Designated forested stands meeting D.N.R.’s structural and spatial criteria for “Old Forest Communities” and “Old Forest Wildlife Habitats”.    
  4. Formerly Designated Deer Wintering Areas - Formerly designated Deer Wintering Areas which aerial surveys have not detected animal use in for significant time. One component of the changes to the designated “Conservation Forest” announced with the forest strategy in March, 2014.    
  5. Formerly Designated Habitats - Formerly designated forested stands which met D.N.R.’s structural and spatial criteria for “Old Forest Communities” and “Old Forest Wildlife Habitats”. One component of the changes to the designated “Conservation Forest” announced with the forest strategy in March, 2014.
Additional Information: Please be aware of the following:
  1. Watercourse and Wetland Buffers - Not all watercourses defined in N.B.’s legislative framework are mapped due to difficulty in delineating watercourses from colour aerial photography.  Watercourse locations are generally accurate to within 10 m.
  2. Deer Wintering Areas - Deer wintering areas are identified on the basis of periodic aerial surveys and may not completely identify all forested stands being used by deer.

Update requirements:  Updated at least once every 5 years corresponding to forest management planning cycles.

Restriction on use:  Unrestricted

LicenseGeoNB Open Data Licence

Georeferencing:  datum - NAD83(CSRS), map projection - NB Stereographic Double, (EPSG 2953)

Data formats:  ESRI file geodatabase, ESRI layer package, ESRI shape file

Data coverage and size:  New Brunswick’s Crown land - 248 MB

Responsible Agency: Department of Energy and Resource Development


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