Fisheries and Land Resources

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Coastal Barrens - Okak/Battle Harbour


This ecoregion extends from Napaktok Bay south to the Strait of Belle Isle. Much of the coast is characterized by long, sheltered inlets. The summers are cool to warm and the growing season is 100 to 120 days. The winters are cold. Empetrum barren is the dominate vegetation type, with forest occurring in sheltered valleys. Most mid and lower slopes support a continuous spruce forest with a moss understory. Repeated fires have changed many forested areas to dwarf shrub barrens. Plateau bogs with frozen peat (palsas) and salt marshes on marine terraces are characteristic of the valleys in this ecoregion.


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