Wilderness Pro - Region 2: Mainland Coast

Product information "Wilderness Pro - Region 2: Mainland Coast"
Wilderness Pro goes above and beyond the average recreation maps. This package has all the same features as the Offroading maps, but with additional wildlife, forestry, and ecology layers. Top Notch Navigator maps are a one time purchase, no subscription. Users that buy the full province receive discount codes for $10 updates to future versions of the maps, which occur every spring and fall. 

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This package is made for hunters, foragers, nature photographers, and field naturalists. If you are looking to do extra analysis or e-scouting, Wilderness Pro stands alone. Here is a summary of the additional layers included:

WMU - Wildlife Management Units

Used to set regulations for hunting and fishing, as well as provide information to support land & resource management decisions.

Legal Boundaries

• Crown land, private land, crown leases
• First nation boundaries
• Municipal Limits
• National/provincial parks, ecological reserves, conservancies, & protected areas

No Shooting Zones

Fraser Valley Regional District No Shooting Areas. Fall 2022 will include No Shooting Areas from other districts.

Forestry Activity

Recent Cutblocks: Recent cutblocks are highlighted when they are 5 years old or more recent to indicate likely height of sapling regeneration to improve line of sight. This is also a good indicator of road maintenance activity.

Retention Areas & Internal Patches: Areas that fall within cutblock boundaries that have been left for retention purposes. These indicate areas preserved for wildlife, riparian/water features, and overall retention of the local forest stand.

Mature Forest Cover

Wilderness Pro is the only BC wide map provider that includes forest cover. The forest cover layers display the leading/dominant species and their age groupings. Maturity, of course, varies between species however these age ranges will be visibly distinguishable in the field. Immature forest stands, are not displayed.

Local forest cover can indicate the micro climate of a particular stand and has an effect on the vegetation that will be present on the ground. Understanding of the environment preferred by each species can give insight into the ecology of a specific area. 

Big Treed Old Growth

Big-treed old growth is naturally rare. And, since it has been heavily targeted by harvesting, big-treed old growth is now very rare compared to its historic distribution. 

Ancient Old Growth

This category includes forests that have developed without a stand-replacing disturbance for many centuries or millennia. These are identified as over 400 years old in ecosystems with rare stand-replacing disturbance and over 250 years with more frequent disturbance (ie. fires). 

Historical Forest Fires

Wildfire perimeters for fire seasons from the past 10 years. Recent wildfires are well known
hotspots for morel mushrooms, and have a significant impact on wildlife behavior.

Ungulate Winter Range & Migration Corridors

An Ungulate Winter Range (UWR) is defined as an area that contains habitat that is necessary to meet the winter habitat requirements of an ungulate species, for foraging as well as thermal cover from the forest canopy and shelter from snowfall. Some ungulates migrate seasonally to take advantage of new habitats, new food sources, water availability, protection for calving, and other reasons.

Grizzly Bear Habitat/Range

Grizzly habitat and range is included from multiple sources to reflect the known coastal habitats and interior ranges.

Alpine Designation

Occurs at high elevations and has the harshest climate in the province. Generally considered to be treeless.

Beetle Infestation

Douglas-Fir Beetle
Western Balsam Bark Beetle
Lodgepole/Mountain/Western Pine Beetle
Spruce Beetle

Tidal Fishing Management Areas

The British Columbia coast is divided into DFO Pacific Fisheries Management Areas (PFMAs). Each PFMA is then divided into a number of subareas, delineations originally designed for salmon fishery management. These DFO management areas and subareas are now used to record catch and effort information for numerous fisheries, including shellfish.

Rockfish Conservation Areas

Fisheries & Oceans Canada have implemented 164 Rockfish Conservation Areas coast-wide. Any fishing activities that impact rockfish, lingcod, or their habitat are prohibited.

Kelp Forests

Kelp forests provide important three-dimensional, underwater habitat that is home to hundreds or thousands of species of invertebrates, fishes and other algae.

Eelgrass Beds

Eelgrass beds are a habitat for many different plants and animals, including small invertebrates, fish and birds. It typically grows in finer sediment and is ideal for harvesting dungeness crab. 

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