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Alberta - ENTS website

Post by edfrank » Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:52 pm ... lberta.htm

Field Trips

* Athabasca Tar Sands ... d205?hl=en August 13, 2009

* Waterton Lakes National Park ... l_park.htm Dec 2008

Alberta Government, Sustainable Resource Development, Forests

Boreal Forest Region, Alberta, Canada Mighty rivers drain north and east from the Rocky Mountains into the watershed of the Arctic Ocean. Look at any map of Alberta and you will see them: The Athabasca, Smoky, Peace, Chinchaga and Hay, tracing sinuous patterns across the vast northern half of the province, a lightly populated and little-known region of dark forests and muskegs. This is the Boreal Forest Region which comprises 48 percent of Alberta.

Edmonton Journal Special Report on Special Places 2000.The need to protect places in the boreal forest like the Caribou Mountains, the Clearwater River valley, Buffalohead Hills, Wabasca River and Lakeland is urgent as the eyes of the resource hungry south turn more and more to the north. However, the Alberta Government is lagging in protecting portions of the boreal landscape.

World Wildlife Fund Mid Continental Canadian Forests ... _full.html The mid-continental Canadian forest ecoregion extends from southern Great Slave Lake in NWT to encompass most of northeastern Alberta, central Saskatchewan and parts of west-central Manitoba. This ecoregion is classified as having a subhumid mid-boreal ecoclimate. It is marked by short, cool-to-warm summers and long, cold winters.

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