Data purpose: To provide the means to associate ecological attribute data spatially with other layers for analysis purposes.
Data description: : Ecosites capture individual landforms that in theory outline a single forest ecosystem type at the 1:50,000 mapping scale. They are more-or-less uniform with regard soil moisture regime, soil nutrient regime, and topoclimate. Within ecoregions, each ecosite may be presumed to have similar vegetation potential in terms of native species composition, forest cover type, and timber growth rate (although the situation on the ground often deviates from what is mapped due to mapping imprecision and/or vegetation disturbance).
Update requirements: As needed
Restriction on use: As needed
License: GeoNB Open Data Licence
Georeferencing: datum - NAD83(CSRS), map projection - NB Stereographic Double, (EPSG 2953)
Data formats: ESRI file geodatabase, ESRI shape file
Data coverage and size: Provincial Coverage, 20mb
Responsible Agency: Department of Energy and Resource Development