Boreal forest, Quebec, Canada
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Info. Boreal forest in Quebec, Canada
Welcome to Canada’s boreal forest, a rich vegetation zone that covers more than half the country. Comprising some 552 million hectares, Canada is home to 28% of the world’s boreal zone. Stretching across Yukon in the north, British Columbia in the west and Newfoundland and Labrador in the east, the boreal forest has a varied mix of atmosphere and terrain. For example, the tundra region in the north is treeless, while the temperate regions in the south are rich with grasslands.
With plenty of lakes and wetlands, there is lots of wildlife here. More than 150 species of birds live in the boreal forest, alongside insects, micro-organisms and mammals. Due to the massive biodiversity in the boreal zone, it is very important to Canada’s economy and culture. Some of the key resources available here are timber, mineral and hydroelectric power.