Eastern Canadian Shield taiga

WWF Abstract

Along the Atlantic coast of this ecoregion, glaciers have carved U-shaped valleys in the steep mountainsides, which have become arms of the sea called fjords. The coast provides important habitat for seabird colonies and areas where seals can raise their young. It is also part of the Atlantic Flyway for migratory birds. The Larch Plateau and Richmond Hills have an undulating ground surface. Kaniapiskau Plateau is a raised granite region that reaches nearly 3,000 feet (915 m) above sea level. The ecoregion has many small, shallow lakes. In the eastern area, extensive string bogs (wetland areas that develop in cracks and depressions) are surrounded by sedges and brown and sphagnum mosses.
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Ecozone:Nearctic
Biome:Boreal Forests/Taiga
Countries:Canada
Area:186,240,000 acres (75,368,654 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Land Use:View Land Use Data
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER