Fisheries and Land Resources

Forestry and Agrifoods

Low Subarctic Forest - Mecatina River


The main portion of this ecoregion is located in southern Labrador, with two separate areas to the north of Lake Melville and the Red Wine Mountains. Broad river valleys and rolling hills covered by shallow till, drumlins, and eskers are characteristic of the region. Summers are cool and winters are long. The growing season is 120 to 140 days. Somewhat open black spruce forests are the dominant vegetation, with crown densities greater than 75% on better sites. String bog-ribbed fen complexes cover extensive areas throughout the region.


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