Yukon Bioclimate Zones and Subzones Version 1.0 is derived from a 30 m Digital Elevation Model (DEM) and a set of "rule-polygons". Each rule-polygon contains attributes that define upper and lower elevation limits of the bioclimate zone/subzone(s) that occur within the rule-polygon. Rule-polygon attributes and extent is defined by field data, expert observation and/or available imagery. Where available, rule-polygons were derived from plot data representative of climate (i.e. reference site). Yukon Bioclimate Zones and Subzones Version 1.0 may be used at scales larger than 1:250,000 with caution. This mapping is deliberately extended across the ocean, lakes, glaciers, etc to facilitate intersection with a terrestrial landcover layer of the user's choice. A map legend and map for this version is published in Southern Lakes Boreal Low Subzone (BOLsl): A Field Guide to Ecosite (Environment Yukon 2017). The Yukon Bioclimate Classification and Mapping project is ongoing, and subject to periodic updates or revisions. Because of this, the onus is on the end-user to ensure that they are using the most current version of the data. Although every effort has been made to ensure the correctness of the report and spatial products, there still may be errors. Please report errors in the data to the Custodian.
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