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Getting Started

How to Navigate the Report

There are two ways to navigate this report described below. If you are interested in the full report, we encourage you to start from the beginning with Chapter 1: Introduction and simply use the "turn the page" function.

Table of Contents

The Table of Contents is accessed through the "hamburger menu" icon located in the bookmark on the left-hand side of each page. This report is broken down into seven chapters, plus the Executive Summary and Conclusion. From this menu, you can easily navigate to any Chapter/subsection/page in the report, or return to the home page.

An abbreviated version of the Table of Contents is also accessible in the footer, at the bottom of each page.

The arrows at the bottom left-hand of your screen will sequentially take you through the report, page by page. For example, press the right arrow to move from Section 1.1 to Section 1.2. The forward arrow (>) allows you to turn to the next page while the back arrow (<) allows you to return to the previous page.

Information Guide

This icon can be found in the middle of the bookmark located on the left-hand side of each page in this report. It provides the information above on how to navigate through the content. You can access this guide anytime without leaving the current page you’re visiting.

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Chapter 2

Status of Human Footprint & Land Cover

As of 2017, total human footprint in the Al-Pac FMA area was 8.5%.

What you’ll find in this chapter

2.1 Human Footprint

Summary of the status and trend of human footprint (circa 2017) in the Al-Pac FMA area.

2.2 Linear Footprint

Summary of overall linear footprint density, and density by linear feature type including seismic lines, pipelines, and roads.

2.3 Trend in Vegetation Types

Summary of the trend in vegetation and old forest stand types in the Al-Pac FMA area between 1999 and 2017.

2.4 Interior Native Habitat

Summary of the proportion of interior native habitat at four different distances (0 m, 50 m, 200 m, 500 m) from human footprint.

2.5 Research Spotlight: Spectral Regeneration of Harvested Areas

Spotlight on research investigating how satellite information can be used to measure the recovery of forest harvest areas. A summary of metrics for the Al-Pac FMA area is provided.

Effective Human Footprint

Effective Forestry Footprint


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