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Ecological sites of the Boreal Subarctic Subregion : first approximation

Description

The Boreal Subarctic natural subregion is found on elevated plateaus of far northern Alberta, and encompasses about three per cent of the Boreal Forest Natural Region. It is dominated by open black spruce bogs and peatland complexes with frozen organic soils and permafrost terrain. Moderately well drained upland areas have a variety of upland forests. It is characterized by short, cool summers and long, very cold winters. It is hoped the classification system presented in this resource can be used by field staff to assess the ecology of the sites and develop management prescriptions on lands within this region. Fifty-three community types are listed. The dominant plant species, canopy cover, soil group and subgroup, and environmental conditions are outlined for each type.

Tags
Boreal Forest Natural Region Boreal Subarctic subregion ecological classification ecology plant communities

Title and publication information

Alternative Title

Guide to ecological sites of the Boreal Subarctic Subregion

Extent

129 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Environment and Parks

Contributor

Miller, Amanda JoAnne

Contributor

Downing, Dave J.

Contributor

Downing, Dave J.

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Resource Dates

Date Created

2017-03-24

Date Added

2017-03-24T15:08:46.400730

Date Modified

2017-03-24

Date Issued

2017-03-26

Audience information

Identifiers

ISBN (pdf)

9781460133842

ISBN (print)

9781460133835

NEOS catalogue key

7808815

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Michael Willoughby