Northwest Boreal Benchmark Analysis Released

Visit beaconsproject.ca/nwb to explore the science-based products developed to support land management that sustains the environmental, cultural, and economic values of the northwest boreal region of Canada and Alaska.

These products include:

  • Transboundary datasets associated with fire, hydrology, various landscape measures (e.g., land cover, gross primary productivity), and climate change
  • Habitat layers for 10 priority species and species guilds.
  • Reports on the identification of benchmarks and use of focal species in the design and selection of benchmark networks.
  • Shapefiles of benchmark options for use in regional planning.
  • Website with interactive maps and tables for exploring benchmark options in relation to landscape measures, climate change, and focal species, and links to associated documentation and datasets.
  • Ranking tables that assess benchmarks relative to environmental features, focal species, and resilience to climate change. Users can re-rank benchmark options using selected characteristics.