Forest Resources Inventory (FIM v1) Packaged Products Produits de l'inventaire des ressources forestières

Coordinate system: Grid CS = Geographic (Lat, Long); Map Proj = Not Applicable; Horiz. Datum = NAD83; Vert. Datum = Not Applicable

Abstract:
The Forest Resources Inventory FIMv1 was created over an approximate three year period from 2001 to 2004. The dataset was based on the concept that Sustainable Forest Licence holders would maintain forest inventory information for lands licenced to them and the Ministry of Natural Resources would maintain the forest inventory information for all other lands. Due to the short timeframe and minimal resources for gathering all the information across the province during that period, a limited effort was made to check the attribute values for information supplied by the SFL or information supplied by the MNR. Cursory range checks were made at the time of data load to ensure that attribute entries were valid. At the time of data collection, more effort was placed into ensuring that the forest stand boundaries aligned with the official polygon water layer. A number of factors lead to improved forest inventory management principles. In the Autumn of 2006, MNR announced the enhanced Forest Resources Inventory program which included an expanded geographic scope, increased funding scale, a new delivery mechanism, a new governance structure, technological enhancements and revitalized production processes. The structure of the standard attribute table for a coverage is as follows: COLUMN ITEM NAME WIDTH OUTPUT TYPE N.DEC ALTERNATE NAME INDEXED? 1 AREA 8 18 F 5 - 9 PERIMETER 8 18 F 5 - 17 PFOR_FIMV1# 4 5 B - - 21 PFOR_FIMV1-ID 4 5 B - - 25 STAND 5 5 I - - 30 MAP9 9 9 I - - 39 MNRCOD 4 4 I - - 43 WG 2 2 I - - 45 TYPE 2 2 I - - 47 AGE 3 3 I - - 50 YR-ORG 4 4 I - - 54 YR-UPD 4 4 I - - 58 HT 4 4 N 1 - 62 STKG 4 4 N 1 - 66 SITE 1 1 C - - 67 SPC 40 40 C - - 107 MODIFIER 7 7 C - - 114 ACT-CODE 2 2 I - - 116 ACT-DATE 8 8 I - - 124 REGION 2 2 C - - 126 PRI_ECOSITE 4 4 C - - 130 SEC_ECOSITE 4 4 C - - 134 PRI_DEPTH 1 1 C - - 135 SEC_DEPTH 1 1 C - - 136 SOURCE 1 1 C - - Additional Time Period Information: FIMv1 datasets span the period between the FRI Completion Project (first round of digital inventory, NAD27 -4million YShift) and FIMv2, a standard implementing POLYTYPE and the related new FIM attribute structure.