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Alberta/British Columbia foothills
Foothills west of Edmonton, Alberta (c) 2005 Scott and Ruth Bassett
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
This ecoregion has one of North America's highest moose densities and is a transitional area for bird and mammal species.*
Conservation Status (1=most endangered, 5=most
intact): 1 (critical)
There is virtually no undisturbed habitat in this region. Logging, agricultural conversion, and grazing have disturbed and fragmented the area.*
|Pinus contorta||(lodgepole pine)|
|Populus tremuloides||(quaking aspen)|
|Picea glauca||(white spruce)|
Picea mariana (black spruce) (c) 2004 Maurice J. Kaurmann
Larix laricina (tamarack)
* 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. 212-213.