Fisheries and Land Resources

Forestry and Agrifoods

Mid Subarctic Forest - Michikamau


This ecoregion encompasses the upland plateaus of central and western Labrador. Eskers and drumlin ridges are characteristic. This region has a very continental, subarctic climate with cool, short summers and long, severe, cold winters. The growing season is 100 to 120 days. Black spruce is the dominant trees species, except in the most northern areas, where white spruce dominates. Trembling aspen reaches its northern limit here and the only native population of jack pine occurs in this ecoregion. Open lichen woodlands are characteristic of this ecoregion. Extensive ribbed fen-string bog complexes, bordered by black spruce-sphagnum forest stands, dominate areas with little relief.


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