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  • The Wildlife Habitat Geodatabase (HAFA) contains data for the 11 legal wildlife habitats located on Crown lands that meet the definition of the Wildlife Habitat Regulations (WHR). HAFAs are also found on mixed and private lands for information purposes. __Warning: The digital version of the geo-descriptive data describing wildlife habitats is produced from a legal perspective of habitat location, protection and management. Indeed, only the digital version that was published in the Gazette officielle du Québec.__ The last publication of wildlife habitats is recognized as legal: May 27, 2015. **This third party metadata element was translated using an automated translation tool (Amazon Translate).**

  • Territory of the regional directorates of the Wildlife Protection Directorate. These territories represent the administrative boundaries of the territories covered by the various regional wildlife protection directorates. **This third party metadata element was translated using an automated translation tool (Amazon Translate).**

  • Location of local wildlife protection offices. **This third party metadata element was translated using an automated translation tool (Amazon Translate).**

  • TOPEX (an acronym meaning “topographical exposure”) is a topographic exposure index. It reflects the influence of local topography on wind exposure and behaviour (Ruel et al. 2002). TOPEX data are presented as a raster file with a spatial resolution of 50 m with a projection in Nad 1983 Quebec Lambert. This raster covers the entire territory of Quebec located approximately south of 52°40' and west of 61°10' and extends 75 to 125 m beyond the borders of Quebec (in order to have values throughout the Quebec territory covered). TOPEX values were calculated from the NASA Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) Digital Terrain Model (DEM). This terrain is provided in a WGS 84 projection (EPSG: 4326) with a resolution of one arc second (+/- 30 m). A mosaic of the SRTM tiles was created to project the terrain in Lambert and resample it at 50 m. TOPEX can be used as an input into a vulnerability assessment system. It should be borne in mind, however, that this index does not take into account the wind channelling effect that may occur in certain locations and that may influence the windfall. In addition, other factors must be considered in conducting a comprehensive analysis of the risk of blowdown. RUEL, J.-C., S.J. MITCHELL and M. DORNIER, 2002. A GIS based approach to map wind exposure for windthrow hazard rating. Northern Journal of Applied Forestry, 19 (4): 183-187. **This third party metadata element was translated using an automated translation tool (Amazon Translate).**

  • Provincial layer representing the administrative subdivision of Quebec territory for the purposes of government forest management. Quebec has 33 field units comprising public territories, including planning units and private territories. Each field unit ensures compliance with the legal and regulatory framework, provides services to citizens and implements departmental programs. **This third party metadata element was translated using an automated translation tool (Amazon Translate).**

  • Every year since 1967, the Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs (MFFP) has conducted an aerial survey of damage caused by major insects and diseases that attack trees. This fact sheet covers only data on damage caused by the forest livery. The data is updated annually only in the event that damage is observed. **This third party metadata element was translated using an automated translation tool (Amazon Translate).**

  • The forest information system by tesselle (SIFORT) is a system that has been created to meet various needs for analysis and knowledge of Quebec territory. SIFORT is a database composed of polygonal units of 15 seconds (latitude) by 15 seconds (longitude), with an average area of approximately 14 hectares. Tesselle information is obtained by attributing forest data to the tesserum centroid. Thus, for each of the tesseras, information such as cover type, original disturbance type, year of disturbance, gasoline, density, etc. This system integrates forest information from the various forest inventories (first, second, third, fourth and fifth inventories, where available) and offersadvantage of creating a fixed analysis grid in space. In order to relate the forest composition of the territory to various natural disturbances (e.g. fire and insects) and forest interventions, SIFORT allows to feed various statistical and temporal studies and analyses aimed at ensuring sustainable management of Quebec's forest territory. **This third party metadata element was translated using an automated translation tool (Amazon Translate).**

  • Every year since 1967, the Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs (MFFP) has conducted an aerial survey of damage caused by major insects and diseases that attack trees. This datasheet focuses exclusively on data on damage caused by the hemlock looper. The data is updated annually only in the event that damage is observed. The aerial survey is carried out in previously determined areas based on the previous year's damage, the results of prediction inventories of the populations of this insect and observations reported in the forest. **This third party metadata element was translated using an automated translation tool (Amazon Translate).**

  • Forest maps from the first inventory are available at a scale of 1/20,000. They cover almost all of the territory south of the 52nd parallel. Each file covers an area of approximately 250 km2. These digital cards correspond to black and white paper cards with a dimension of 125 cm X 75 cm that have been digitized and georeferenced. They illustrate forest stands. They were prepared from photo-interpretation of aerial photos at a scale of 1/15,000. Main components: •contour of forest stands; • vegetation type (forest species, density, height and stage of development, origin); • disturbance; • nature of the terrain (peatlands, gravels, etc.); • territorial subdivisions; • hydrography (lakes, rivers, streams, swamps, etc.); • transportation and bridges; • topography (level curves). The units of measurement shown on the maps in the first inventory are those of the English Imperial Measurement System. **This third party metadata element was translated using an automated translation tool (Amazon Translate).**

  • Historic forest airborne imaging corresponds to an annual collection of orthophotographies acquired by aerial overflight to meet the needs of the Southern Quebec Ecoforestry Inventory (EQM) and the overall forest planning cycle (operational forest planning, forest monitoring and activity controls forestry). These images serve, among other things, to inform the process of photo-interpretation and production of the ecoforest map essential to sustainable forest management, as well as the overall forest planning cycle. Historical orthophotographies are assembled in mosaics. Each mosaic dataset groups images from an acquisition project that have the same shooting year, spatial resolution, and color. Mosaic datasets have been produced since 2002 for the ecoforestry inventory and since 2004 for planning, monitoring and control images. The spatial resolution is generally 20, 21 or 30 cm (with a few exceptions of 50 and 63 cm) for the images that make up the mosaics of the ecoforest inventory, whereas it is much more variable for planning, tracking and control images (from 4 to 150 cm). The colour type of images varies: black and white (panchromatic [PAN]), infrared (IRP) or natural (red, green and blue colors [RGB]). The images used to produce the mosaics spread across almost the entire territory south of the 52nd parallel of Quebec's public forest. They are acquired in a cycle of approximately 10 years for the EQM and annually for the purposes of the overall forest planning cycle. Note that territory imagery acquired through partnerships has been excluded from mosaic datasets. Orthophotography mosaic datasets are available for visualization only, using a Web Mapping Service (WMTS). Indexes, representing the boundaries of historical forest airborne imaging projects, are also available as a web service (WMS, WFS) or downloadable form file (SHP). **This third party metadata element was translated using an automated translation tool (Amazon Translate).**