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Wetland classification in Western Canada

John B. Millar

Wetland classification in Western Canada

a guide to marshes and shallow open water wetlands in the grasslands and parklands of the Prairie Provinces.

by John B. Millar

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Published by Information Canada in Ottawa .
Written in English


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SeriesCanadian Wildlife Service report series -- 37
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Open LibraryOL18340301M

Kroetsch, D. J., Geng, X., Chang, S. X. and Saurette, D. D. Organic soils of Canada:Part 1. Wetland Organic J. Soil Sci. –In the Canadian System of Soil Classification, the Organic order represents those soils that have developed from materials that are comprised primarily of plant tissue remains and includes both wetland Organic soils and upland Organic soils.   Most of the more than species of wetland plants described in this book grow in wetlands across eastern North America, and the ranges of many extend west to British Columbia and Alaska. WETLAND PLANTS OF ONTARIO includes edible plants, native uses of plants, a colour photo guide to flowers, ovber colour photographs and line s: 7.

  There are five classifications of wetlands and separating a Class 2 wetland from a Class 3 can be complicated. That distinction is particularly important . The national wetland layer contains wetland data compiled from the best available data from each region, classified by wetland type. Wetlands are mapped as polygons in geographic layers, which are integrated into a master geodatabase at the national ation from each contributing dataset was classified based on the Canadian Wetland Classification System, which contains five main.

Wetland Inventory, Alberta’s Water For Life program, etc.). Ducks Unlimited has been leading the effort to provide detailed and accurate wetland maps for large areas of the western boreal forest. This enhanced wetland classification (EWC) effort is a multi-partner. The model maximizes benefits to hunters plus the amenity values of ducks to non hunters and the non-market ecosystem benefits of wetlands. Results indicate that climate change could decrease wetlands by between 7 and 47%, and that the optimal number of wetlands to retain could decrease by as much as 38% from the baseline climate.


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Wetland classification in western Canada: a guide to marshes and shallow open water wetlands in the grasslands and parklands of the Prairie Provinces Author: J B Millar.

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The “wetland type” level recognizes that field-level wetland classification and mapping requires practical local Wetland classification in Western Canada book and input.

The currently 49 wetland types used in the CWCS reflect vegetation communities, such as shrub, treed, graminoid, moss, lichen, and aquatics. The CWCS is based on the adoption of a three-level classification: (a) five wetland classes (bog, fen, swamp, marsh, and shallow waters), (b) wetland forms based on surface morphology, surface pattern, water type, and underlying soil morphology, and (c) an open-ended number of wetland types based on physiognomic characteristics of vegetation communities (Fig.

The Canadian Wetland Classification Systemcontains three hierarchical levels: (1) class, (2) form, and (3) type. Five classes are recognized on the basis of the overall genetic origin of wetland ecosystems. Forms are differentiated on the basis of surface mor- phology, surface pattern, water type and morphology of underlying mineral soil.

Description Incorporates and merges information from existing wetland classification systems to provide a holistic classification system for Alberta. The guide is tailored specifically for wetlands in Alberta, providing suites of key indicators that in conjunction will help to classify different wetlands, particularly in the field.

The five classes are: bog, fen, marsh, swamp, and shallow water. Some wetlands accumulate peat (partially-decomposed organic matter) and are called peatlands. Bogs and fens are the dominant peatland classes in Alberta, although some swamps and marshes can also accumulate peat.

Wetlands Decoder Table Download. The database table in this download provides a crosswalk from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Wetlands Inventory (NWI) wetlands data, as defined by the Federal Wetland Mapping Standard, to the complete wetland definitions, as defined by the Federal Wetlands Classification Standard.

This guide presents a site classification and interpretative information for wetlands and related ecosystems of British Columbia. Site identification is based upon principles of Biogeoclimatic Ecosystem Classification (BEC) modified for wetland ecosystems.

The objectives of the classification are. By J.B. Millar, Published on 01/01/ Recommended Citation. Millar, J.B., "Wetland classification in western Canada" (). The CWI encourages consistent interpretations by communities of interest through a common data structure and classification system.

Based on The Canadian Wetland Classification System, the Canadian Wetland Inventory data model divides wetlands into shallow water, marsh, swamp, fen, and bogs. Class II - Temporary Wetlands are periodically covered by standing or slow moving typically have open water for only a few weeks after snowmelt or several days after heavy storm events.

Water seepage is fairly rapid, but surface water usually lingers for a few weeks after spring snowmelt and for several days after heavy rainstorms at other times of the year.

Classification systems based on hydrology, vegetation, and soils have been developed by a number of countries, including the US, Canada, and China. Ramsar Convention, the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, developed a classification system used by many countries to guide protection and wise use of wetlands.

Most of Canada's wetlands occur in the Boreal Shield (25% of Canadian wetland area), Hudson Plains (21%) and Boreal Plains (18%).

Wetlands form almost 80% of the Hudson Plains, and very low proportions of mountainous regions such as the Arctic Cordillera. In book: The Wetland Book, pp The CWCS has developed in close association with wetland policy in Canada since then and is based on a three-level classification: Five wetland.

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