Table 1.

Vegetation cover within and surrounding the surface mineable oil sands area.

Land cover classTotal area (ha)Regional study area (%)
Terrestrial vegetation
 Coniferous25,3091
 Deciduous273,05012
 Mixedwood217,99010
 Terrestrial vegetation subtotal516,34923
Water
 Deep water (>2 m)13,3521
 Shallow open water (<2 m)27,7281
 Water subtotal41,0802
Wetlands
 Graminoid fen61,3953
 Marsh41,3202
 Poor wooded fen/wooded bog187,3498
 Shrubby fen231,10910
 Wooded fen923,89541
 Wetlands subtotal1,445,06864
Other
 Burn (within 20 y)144,2276
 Cloud25<1
 Cutblocks57,6483
 Disturbances63,4923
 Shrubland8,619<1
 Urban/industrial868<1
 Other subtotal274,87912
Total2,277,376100
  • Data are adapted from table B3-2 in Raine et al. (6).