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  • Many communities in Canada depend to some extent on forestry and the forest sector. The importance of the forest industry to the regional economy can be assessed using the Canadian Forest Ecumene GIS (Geographic Information System) Database. “Ecumene” is a term used by geographers, meaning “inhabited lands.” A forest ecumene refers to areas where human settlement coincides with forested areas, including locations where people depend on the forest for their livelihood. Populated places in the ecumene database are referenced using natural boundaries, as opposed to administrative or census boundaries, and provide a more suitable means for integrating socio-economic data with ecological and environmental data in a region. The Canadian Forest Ecumene GIS Database includes the custom boundaries for more than 4,200 populated areas across Canada, many of which were derived from remote-sensing “night-lights” imagery. Each ecumene place has a corresponding set of attributes pertaining to place name, province and other descriptive information, as well as an initial custom set of demographic and labour force variables derived from Statistics Canada Census and National Household Survey data for 2001, 2006 and 2011. An analysis of ecumene labour force data and location of mill facilities resulted in a generalized rendering showing regional dependency of the forest industry. The location of mill facilities layer includes information on mill type (i.e., pulp and saw) and ownership. The sensitivity to forest industry layer shows which forest communities and regions are more sensitive to economic impacts in the forest industry. Provided layer: location of mill facilities.

  • Point layer showing the locations of facilities. A "facility" is an area that contains one or more components. For example, a visitor centre facility might include two parking lots a playground, a separate building for washrooms, a kiosk for renting canoes, picnic tables and barbeques Data is not necessarily complete - updates will occur weekly.

  • To show the locations of dams on Parks Canada sites or dams managed by Parks Canada, and other dams of interest to Parks Canada. Data is not necessarily complete - updates will occur weekly.

  • This point-layer shows the locations of components that make up facilities (Facilities are stored in another layer). Examples of facility components are barbeques, picnic tables, benches, or kiosks. See the Comp domain for a complete list. NOTE: Although some of the items in the domain appear to be activities, they are actually physical entities that appear within a facility. A facility component point would be stored in this layer to show a more precise location of the kayak rental place of business. Data is not necessarily complete - updates will occur weekly.

  • To show the locations of campsites on Parks Canada sites, campsites administered by Parks Canada, or other campsites of interest to Parks Canada. Data is not necessarily complete - updates will occur weekly.

  • This point layer shows the locations of places of interest to Parks Canada, visitors, employees, or local residents. These are points that are not already mapped as Parks Canada facilities or components of facilties. Data is not necessarily complete - updates will occur weekly.

  • This line layer shows the locations of docks and quays on Parks Canada sites, docks or quays owned by Parks Canada, or docks and quays of interest to Parks Canada. Data is not necessarily complete - updates will occur weekly.

  • Line layer that shows the locations of lockstation gates. (See Gates_Barriers_Portails_Barrieres for other gates and fences). Data is not necessarily complete - updates will occur weekly.

  • Map of Canada showing location of facilities reporting direct releases to air of criteria air contaminants for the most recent year, by reported total quantities of these releases. The National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) is Canada's public inventory of pollutant releases (to air, water and land), disposals and transfers for recycling. Under the authority of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999), owners or operators of facilities in Canada that meet the published reporting requirements are required to report to the NPRI. Reported pollutants include toxic substances, air pollutants and other substances of concern. More NPRI datasets and mapping products are available here: https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/national-pollutant-release-inventory/tools-resources-data/access.html

  • Map of Canada showing location of facilities reporting direct releases to air of substances other than CACs for the most recent year, by reported total quantities of these releases. The National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) is Canada's public inventory of pollutant releases (to air, water and land), disposals and transfers for recycling. Under the authority of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999), owners or operators of facilities in Canada that meet the published reporting requirements are required to report to the NPRI. Reported pollutants include toxic substances, air pollutants and other substances of concern. More NPRI datasets and mapping products are available here: https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/national-pollutant-release-inventory/tools-resources-data/access.html