Alberta Mountain forests

WWF Abstract

As an observer in the Alberta Mountain Forests ecoregion, you couldn't help but feel small compared to the majestic sights that surround you. Against a backdrop of towering mountains and icy blue glaciers, the forests are teeming with large, magnificent animals. Thousands of elk, moose, bighorn sheep, and caribou graze while grizzly bears, cougars, and wolves hunt the abundant prey. Towering trees provide habitat for Townsend's warblers, veeries, and bald eagles. This ecoregion is one of the few places on Earth where you can still find an abundance of such magnificent creatures.
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Ecozone:Nearctic
Biome:Temperate Coniferous Forests
Countries:Canada
Area:9,855,998 acres (3,988,581 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Banff National Park
Jasper National Park
Kootenay National Park
Yoho National Park
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder