Central Canadian Shield forests

WWF Abstract

If you were to fly over this ecoregion, you'd see a rolling landscape dotted with lakes, wetlands, and rock outcroppings. Beautifully colored lichens--a symbiotic combination of algae and fungi -- cover many of the rocks. Wetlands called bogs and fens are dominated by black spruce. This ecoregion supports part of the large northern boreal coniferous forest.
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Ecozone:Nearctic
Biome:Boreal Forests/Taiga
Countries:Canada
Area:114,112,000 acres (46,179,488 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Greenwater Provincial Park
Pukaskwa National Park
Winisk River Provincial Park
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder