WMU - Wildlife Management Units
Used to set regulations for hunting and fishing, as well as provide information to support land & resource management decisions.
• 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.
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.
Occurs at high elevations and has the harshest climate in the province. Generally considered to be treeless.
Western Balsam Bark Beetle
Lodgepole/Mountain/Western Pine 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 provide important three-dimensional, underwater habitat that is home to hundreds or thousands of species of invertebrates, fishes and other algae.
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.