Wildlife Management Units - Legal Map Copies July 2006

Coordinate system: 4269 - "NAD83"


This data set contains digital copies of the Wildlife Management Unit maps from the Surveyor General's Office, that are referred to in regulation.

A Wildlife Management Unit Legal (WMU) is an administrative coverage that identifies a geographic area (i.e. numbered divisions of the Province of Ontario), which serves as a permanent land base for wildlife research and management. These units have been developed in Ontario based on the environmental requirements of principal wildlife species, ecosystems, and consideration of suitability of boundaries to traditional and future users, landowners, municipalities and other jurisdictions. Boundaries are generally described by rivers, lakes, roads, and other features easily recognized on the ground. A few exceptions occur where less visible criteria (for example, township/district boundaries) have been used in the absence of suitable physical features.