Interior Alaska-Yukon lowland taiga

WWF Abstract

If you could rise above this ecoregion's spruce and hardwood forests and look north, you'd see the majestic peaks of the Brooks Range. To the south is the Alaska Range, and the Richardson Mountains are to the east. This amazing ecoregion stretches west as far as the Bering Sea. Along rivers, you'll find willow, alder, balsam poplar, and quaking aspen. The Yukon Flats area in the northeastern corner of the ecoregion has been called the most productive Arctic wildlife habitat in North America. It is home to birds such as lesser scaups, pintails, scoters, sandhill cranes, and widgeons. The sight that would really catch your attention is the annual migration of caribou herds. The Porcupine, Central Arctic, and Western Arctic caribou herds migrate into this ecoregion to spend the winter.
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Ecozone:Nearctic
Biome:Boreal Forests/Taiga
Countries:Canada, United States
Area:109,567,999 acres (44,340,596 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Gates of the Arctic National Park
Ivvavik National Park
Kobuk Valley National Park
Lake Clark National Park and Preserve
Vuntut National Park
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER