Eastern Canadian forests

WWF Abstract

This is some of the highest terrain on the east coast of Canada. Some peaks of the Appalachian range are higher than 3,300 feet (1,000 m) above sea level. Heavy fog tends to blanket the eroded coastal areas of this ecoregion. Balsam fir is the dominant tree species, although white spruce is most common along coastlines affected by sea salt spray. Mosses and heath often cover coastal areas exposed to high winds. The ecoregion's shoreline supports large seabird colonies.
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Ecozone:Nearctic
Biome:Boreal Forests/Taiga
Countries:Canada
Area:120,319,999 acres (48,691,776 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Forillon National Park
Gros Morne National Park
Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve
Saguenay - St. Lawrence Marine Park National Marine Conservation Area
Terra Nova National Park
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER