Wet Area Mapping: North-western Alberta
(pdf 3.32MB)
Benefits accruing from WAM applications at DMI, Northwestern Alberta:

  • Minimizing Operations Risks and Impacts,
    • by maintaining site/soil productivity
    • by maintaining optimal root productivity for natural regeneration
    • by minimizing liabilities
  • Minimizing “surprises” and costs
    • by focusing on impact prevention at the planning stage (operational and stategic)
    • by identifying block operability limitations, for frozen or non-frozen ground conditions
    • by identifying best access to blocks
Industrial Applications, Maritimes Region
(pdf 1.53MB)
This presentation emphasizes the industrial process of integrating the wet-areas mapping process into planning many forest operations from road layout and planning to silviculture decision making, and locating rare-plant habitats, as undertaking by JD Irving, Limited. 
Wet Areas Mapping, Nova Scotia
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This presentation emphasizes the wet-areas mapping role regarding forest operations planning at Abitibi-Bowater, in Nova Scotia, by way of examples: 

  • harvest area delineations and timing of entry
  • ephemeral stream locations in relation to road locations
  • soil type determination
  • silviculture prescriptions
Mapping Hydrologically Sensitive Areas, Athabaska Region, Alberta
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This presentation illustrates two wet-areas mapping conformance examples for the Alpac Forest Management Unit in North-eastern Alberta, and also highlights its integration into the forest /wetland classification context for this area, in reference to the Enhanced Wetland Classifcation process (EWC) for this area, developed by Ducks Unlimited.
Mapping Hydrologically Sensitive Areas for First Nations
(pdf 3.65MB)
This presentation presents illustrations for the wet-areas mapping process for the FN reserve of the Kamloops Indian Band in British Columbia, and shows additional FN examples for New Brunswick
Wet Areas Mapping, Duck Mountain, Manitoba
(pdf 2.75MB)
This presentation highlights various approaches used to determine wet-areas map conformances to actual ground conditions, by way of: 

  • GPS tracking of wet-area boundaries GPS tracking of rut lines
  • DTW values along in-block roads and cutblock boundaries

Also presented is a wet-areas mapping extension tool for locating and evaluating alternative routes and trails

Wet-areas mapping: Fish and Wildlife Conservation in NB
(pdf 1.29MB)
The Fish and Wildlife Branch of the Natural Resource Department of New Brunswick uses the provincial wet-areas map 

  • in wetland conservation project planning
  • for delineating wetland habitats for wetland obligate species
  • for formulating best management practices in and around wetlands, wet areas and water courses
Windthrow in Riparian Zones, Newfoundland
(pdf 3.33MB)
This presentation demonstrates the role of wet-areas mapping in locating and quantifying the extent of riparian windthrow based on topographic conditions and harvest patterns.
Wet Areas Mapping, Northern Ontario

This presentation displays the application of the wet-areas mapping process to the Romeo-Malette Forest in Northern Ontario, done in cooperation with Tembec. The benefits refer to: 

  • improved ecosite determination with regard to ppland versus lowland
  • better delineations of seasonal harvesting blocks (winter versus summer)
  • improved block and boundary delineations for mechanical site preparations, i.e., to stay out of wet areas
  • determining best species mix for upland – lowland tree planting
  • delineating areas for aerial spray operations in relation to flow channels and wet areas
  • improved layouts for roads as well as harvest and skid trails
  • minimizing soil disturbance, esp. rutting