Southern Hudson Bay taiga

WWF Abstract

This ecoregion contains some of the most extensive and productive wetlands in boreal North America. They support huge breeding colonies of waterfowl, particularly snow geese. The ecoregion is the site of an unusual phenomenon called isostatic rebound. After the ice shield of the last Ice Age melted, the landmass -- finally relieved of this tremendous weight -- began rising at a geologically fast pace of up to one meter per century. As the land rose, more shoreline appeared around the bodies of water of this region. These raised beaches soon become covered with black spruce. Among the beach areas are bogs and peat plateaus. Tidal flats are extensive where the Hudson and James Bays meet.
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Ecozone:Nearctic
Biome:Boreal Forests/Taiga
Countries:Canada
Area:92,351,999 acres (37,373,528 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Polar Bear Provincial Park
Wapusk National Park
Winisk River Provincial Park
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER