Boreal forest canada map. Taiga also called boreal forest biome major life zone of vegetation composed primarily of cone bearing needle leaved or scale leaved evergreen trees found in northern circumpolar forested regions characterized by long winters and moderate to high annual precipitation. The sector in eastern canada lies farthest from the north pole. As the map shows canadas boreal zone stretches from yukon and northern british columbia to newfoundland labrador. Taiga t a e.
On the following pages we will look at the common and not so common flora and fauna found elsewhere in canada alaska scandinavia russia eurasia and siberia. Canadian forest service researchers have used the most current science to map the north american part of the boreal zone. Dredging up oil from under canadas boreal forest and piping it through the united states is a lose lose proposition. The circumpolar range of the boreal forest.
Perhaps the biggest threat to the boreal forest today is exploration and development of oil and natural gas reserves. Possibly of turkic or mongolic origin also known as boreal forest or snow forest is a biome characterized by coniferous forests consisting mostly of pines spruces and larches. Boreal forests throughout the world share many of the same species of animals and plants as northwestern ontarios boreal region. About two thirds of the area is in eurasia.
The northern regions of the boreal forest consists of four eco zones taiga cordillera taiga plains taiga shield and hudson plains that are the most thinly treed areas where the growing season and average tree size progressively. Canadas boreal region can be divided into seven ecozones. These seven can be divided into two main groups.