Mid-Continental Canadian forests

WWF Abstract

This ecoregion is made up of upland and lowland areas, all of which show the influence of glaciers many, many years ago. The higher areas are kettled-- carved by glaciers into numerous small depressions, some of which filled with water to form lakes and ponds. Wetlands and peatlands characterize the low areas. The peatlands are water-logged accumulations of decomposing mosses and other vegetation. This ecoregion's wetlands are some of the most important for sustaining waterfowl migration in the Northern Hemisphere.
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Ecozone:Nearctic
Biome:Boreal Forests/Taiga
Countries:Canada
Area:90,879,999 acres (36,777,831 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Prince Albert National Park
Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve
Wood Buffalo National Park
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER