WCS Canada has completed mapping the Human Footprint of the Northern Appalachian / Acadian Ecoregion - a quantitative assessment of the continuum of human influence on the lands surface. The Human Footprint methodology developed by WCS and CIESEN scientists has been tailored to this forested ecoregion by 1) increasing the resolution of analysis to 90m, 2) using regional spatial data and 3) tailoring the assessment of human impacts to the region. This analysis reveals that 16% of the ecoregion still remains wild (Human Footprint score <= 10) that may represent lost cost opportunities for conservation. To find out more click here.
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