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. Click here to check out the demo video!
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.
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.
Historical Forest Fires
Wildfire perimeters for fire seasons from the past 10 years. Recent wildfires are well known
hotspots for morale 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.
Western Balsam Bark Beetle
Lodgepole/Mountain/Western Pine Beetle
This dataset delineates areas for which registration is granted to one or more licensed trappers for the trapping of fur bearing animals under the BC Wildlife Act.
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