National Ecological Framework
The National Ecological Framework for Canada was developed between 1991 and 1999 by the Ecosystems Science Directorate of Environment Canada, and the Center for Land and Biological Resources Research, of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Over 100 federal and provincial agencies, non-governmental organizations, and private sector companies contributed to its development. A wide variety of products are available here and on other web sites, as indicated below.
- The first National Ecological Framework Report from 1995 defined the Ecozones, Ecoregions, and Ecodistricts. The content of this report is available from the Canadian Council on Ecological Areas as a set of web pages.
- The second National Ecological Framework Report from 1999 added definitions of the Ecoprovinces and created an extensive set of data tables for each level of the hierarchy.
- Provincial Descriptions of the Ecological Framework