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Muskwa/Slave Lake forests
Looking west into the mountains near Ft. Nelson, British Columbia (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): 1
This region contains one of the most diverse and intact large mammal system, including relatively undisturbed predator-prey systems.*
Conservation Status (1=most endangered, 5=most
intact): 4 (relatively stable)
About 75% of the ecoregion is intact. Logging and transportation corridors have degraded some areas.*
|Picea glauca||(white spruce)|
Abies balsamea (balsam fir)
Picea mariana (black spruce) (c) 2004 Maurice J. Kaurmann
* 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. 360-361.