Peace River Break Digital Conservation Atlas

Apr 7, 2014 (Last modified Nov 10, 2014)
Created by Tim Burkhart
Peace River Break Digital Conservation Atlas


The Peace River Break is in the north east section of the province situated at the narrowest point of the Rocky Mountain range allowing for critical movement and ecological connections east-west over the Rockies and north-south between the mountain national parks and the Muskwa-Kechika Management area to the north.

In partnership with Landsong Heritage Consulting, Ltd. and the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative and with funding support from Mitacs, a national, not-for-profit research organization, the University of Northern British Columbia is starting a new project beginning in January 2014 to develop a comprehensive, web-accessible mapping portal for the Peace River Break that brings together a combination of community and traditional knowledge and values along with scientific and technical information in a spatially-based geographic information system. 

Utilizing the Data Basin platform, this Conservation Atlas is designed to facilitate the open exchange of critical conservation information and impart the value of having a clear conservation strategy between partners, the public, stakeholders and policy-makers. Based on the principles of conservation biology and informed by local knowledge this information will then be used to help shape comprehensive conservation planning and implementation strategies for the Peace River Break to help identify areas of high conservation value, including areas of high habitat quality for key species and movement corridors.

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