Fisheries and Land Resources

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Forteau Barrens


This ecoregion is located at the southeasternmost tip of Labrador, adjacent to the Strait of Belle Isle. Low hills are covered with scrub spruce, crowberry barren, and slope bogs. Strong winds and frequent storms occur because of the ecoregion's proximity to the Strait of Belle Isle. The growing season is 100 to 120 days. Tree growth is limited by a combination of wind, wet soils, and a history of repeated burns. Black spruce and larch can reach 10 to 12m only along rivers, where soils are better drained.


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