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Quantifying and Mapping Conservation Lands in Canada's Boreal Forest


Client: Forest Products Association of Canada

Spatialworks was contracted by the Forest Products Association of Canada to analyze all lands associated with guidelines, policies and regulations across its member company lands in Canada's boreal forest.

Rather than create a one-time summary requiring company staff to prepare maps and data to varying standards, Spatialworks proposed a GIS-based software package to simplify and standardize the collection of the spatial information. The Conservation Lands Query Tool (CLQT) was developed by Spatialworks to:

Spatialworks trained staff of more than 20 of Canada's top forest companies in the use of the CLQT. Company staff sent CLQT output data to Spatialworks for final compilation and mapping.

Spatialworks was subsequently contracted by the Ontario Forest Industry Association to extend the CLQT to analyze impacts of the guidelines, policies and regulations on timber volume for its member companies.