An aerial view of a lake surrounded by trees.

The story of Coastal Douglas-fir forests: Classifying place

British Columbia’s Biogeoclimatic Ecosystem Classification system divides the province into 16 disparate, but connected zones. Such systems provide insight into the structure and function of infinitely complex and interconnected ecosystems at a scale that is comprehensible and applicable on the ground, ultimately making ecosystem management possible. However, because classification systems tend to…


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