Forest Resources Inventory Status État de l'inventaire des ressources forestières

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This layer provides the general current production status of all Forest Resources Inventory (FRI) units in the province of Ontario. It also indicates the availability of digital inventories from the Land Information Ontario Warehouse (LIOW) as structured (Forest Cover data class) and packaged (zip file) products through the Land Information Data Subscription (LIDS) service. ---------- It is important to note that forest inventories are differentiated by the following two versions or products: 1) Forest Resources Inventory (FRI): This is the initial or first new data capture version of the forest resource inventory for a unit that is delivered to OMNR Districts and Sustainable Forest Licence (SFL) holders. In most cases, it involves the complete re-inventory of the forested land within a unit. It provides a basis for planning inventories described below. --- 2) Planning Composite Inventory (PCI): Once delivered, the FRI (1) is updated by OMNR Districts and Forest Companies for Forest Management Planning purposes. Spatial and attribute data are updated on an as-required or scheduled basis to reflect changes to the forest landscape (e.g. natural disturbances, harvesting and regeneration). The planning inventory contains additional attributes and information that conform to Forest Information Manual (FIM) standards to support the forest management planning process. ---------- Note: The majority of FRI unit boundaries represented in this layer reflects, and are kept current to the latest version of the Forest Management Unit boundary layer. ---------- For additional information, refer to the NRVIS User Guide for this layer that is available for download on the Land Information Ontario (LIO) website Data in the Warehouse page. Legislated or Legal Authority for Collection: Supports the Forest Information Manual (FIM) and provides various MNR business areas with fundamental forest inventory information needed to met their program mandates. Additional Time Period Information: Information regarding the availability of FRI Products will be kept current in this layer as they are made available. Additional Metadata Location: User Guide for this layer can be downloaded from the LIO Data in the Warehouse page Additional Metadata: