Northern Canadian Shield taiga

WWF Abstract

Travel north from almost anywhere in North America and you'll come to a place where, due to increasingly severe weather and unsuitable soil conditions, trees stop growing and low-lying bushes and other plants take over. Nearly one quarter the length of this "tree line" is encompassed by the Northern Canadian Shield Taiga ecoregion. The ecoregion is a transition zone between the boreal forests and the tundra, supporting both woodland and barren-ground caribou. Also it is perhaps the place in northwestern Canada most frequented by caribou during the winter. It is common for wolves to make their homes, or dens, along the tree line.
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Ecozone:Nearctic
Biome:Boreal Forests/Taiga
Countries:Canada
Area:151,679,999 acres (61,382,718 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

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