Five communities in our region are :FalherFort MackayFort McMurrayFort VermilionFox Creek. The Boreal Forest region is located in central Alberta and extends to northern Alberta.
The terrain, or features of the ground surface, varies in the BorealForest Region. The region has low, flat lands and meadows. Ithas hilly areas and moraines. Bedrock is found buried deep beneath the soil. The bedrock can be found in caves.
The Athabasca, Smokey and HayRiver Systems drain out of theBoreal Forest region. Muskeg, swampy water mixedwith partly dead vegetation, is atype of wetland that covers muchof the region.
The Boreal Forest Regionhas longer winters, shorterand cooler summers, andmore rain. In some northern areas ,the ground is permanentlyfrozen. The permanentlyfrozen ground is calledpermafrost.Did you know?The Peace River area isunique. It receives moist,warm air from BritishColumbia. As a result, it isthe most northern place inNorth America where grainis grown.
Animals found in theBoreal Forest Regionare: birds , frogs , squirrels ,bison , elk , pelicans , bears,whooping cranes, and otherliving things.
VEGETATIONThe Boreal Forest regionhas mainly coniferous treeswith some deciduous trees. The vegetation in the Boreal Forest region includes tress, large plants, buffalo berries, Labrador tea, blueberry, and willow.
In the Boreal Forest region fishing is one of the main recreational activities.Swimming and canoeing arealso recreational activities.
DID YOU KNOW????The Boreal Forest region is thelargest region in Alberta. There are pelicans in the boreal forest region . This is the only white pelican colony to nest so far north! There are 2 National parks in the Boreal Forest Region. In the 1940’s , there were 1. Elk Island National park only 22 Whooping cranes 2. Wood Buffalo National park. left in the world . Now , there are more than 55 breeding pairs.