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Eastern Forest/Boreal Transition
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Algonquin National Park, Ontario (c) 2004 Maurice J. Kaurmann
Source of bioregions data: Olson, D. M. and E. Dinerstein. The Global 200: Priority ecoregions for global conservation. (PDF file) Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 89:125-126.
Distinctiveness (1=highest,4=lowest): 4
Forests in this ecoregion are a mixture of deciduous and coniferous species. This is the southern limit of timber wolves in eastern North America. The most widespread old-growth red and white pine stands remain here.*
Conservation Status (1=most endangered, 5=most
intact): 3 (vulnerable)
10% of the ecoregion remains as intact habitat. It is highly fragmented by forestry settlements, ski facilities and agriculture.*
Some views from the ecoregion
Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario
(c) 2005 Scott and Ruth Bassett hires
* Ricketts, T.H., E. Dinerstein, D.M. Olson, C.J. Loucks, et al. (1999) Terrestrial Ecoregions of North America: A Conservation Assessment. World Wildlife Fund - United States and Canada. Island Press, Washington, D.C. pp. 160-162.