Geographic Information Systems

The Forestry Inventory Geographic Information System (GIS) Section captures, stores, analyzes and distributes spatial forest data to its clients to record, support and improve the management of Nova Scotia's forests for its citizens.

The information vehicle for achieving this is the Spatially Related Forest Resources (SRFR) information system. The SRFR contains a wide range of thematic layers including comprehensive forest stand descriptions, ownership information, wildlife habitat information, wetlands information, natural and protected areas as well as data collected from the integrated resources planning (IRM) process. The data is available on a stand by stand basis, which can be rolled up into county, regional and Provincial summaries. The database is used for resource and environmental assessment, wildlife habitat analysis, forest protection planning, and forest management monitoring.