The ecozones of canada consist of fifteen terrestrial and five marine ecozones in canada these are further subdivided into 53 ecoprovinces, 194 ecoregions, and 1021 ecodistricts an ecozone is a large sub-continental geographical division with distinct representative biotic and abiotic features in the ecological unit. An introduction to the ecoregions of british columbia 2 an ecoregion is an area with major physiographic and minor macroclimatic or oceanographic variation there are 47 ecoregions in british the rugged relief of the western cordillera has a great effect on the climate of western canada, northern washington, and. Executive summary the purpose of the terrestrial biodiversity of federal interest in the mixedwood plains ecozone of ontario report and the mixedwood plains ecozone has one of the highest human population densities in canada and many of its pre-european settlement ecosystems have been. Invasive alien plants in canada this document is based primarily on an initial report prepared for the canadian food inspection agency by mcclay ecoscience (wwwmcclay-ecosciencecom) staff of the the mixedwood plain, atlantic maritime, and pacific maritime ecozones have the highest numbers of invasive. The 10 nations with the largest total biocapacity, along with the rest of the world 12 table h yield factor estimates by ecozone for canada and ontario, 2005 2 introduction the convention on biological diversity (cbd) is an international treaty outlining the importance of biological resources for maintaining.
Canada's 44 national parks map: national park system from coast to coast to coast cbc news last updated: aug 22, 2012 forty-four parks and park reserves make up canada's national network a reserve is an area set aside as a national park, pending settlement of an outstanding aboriginal land claim select the. Canadian council on ecological areas conseil canadien des aires écologiques 1995 no 1 an introduction to canadian ecozones 6% atlantic maritime 9% pacific maritime 10% 52% prairies 14% top 5 ecozones with the highest percentage of urban population, 1991 100 marine and terr 868 848. The ecozones canada has fifteen terrestrial and five aquatic ecozones to see the details of an ecozone, click on it on the map below or choose it from the list underneath the map ecozones map arctic cordillera | northern arctic | southern arctic taiga plains | taiga shield | boreal shield atlantic maritime | mixedwood. Learn about ecozones and ecoregions in the province.
Present-day distribution of tree species in canada the remainder of this section provides an overview of the major forest ecozones in canada (figure 1), the typical climate of these ecozones, and the major tree species that are present in each the taiga plains ecozone is canada's north- ernmost forested ecozone short. Are canada's largest dryland, where seasonal and prolonged water deficits define the natural environment and strongly influence human activities when this chapter refers to the prairie ecosystem, the formal designations 'prairie ecozone', 'grassland', 'mixed-grass prairie' or 'prairie' (lower case) are.
The ecozones main page introduces the ecozones, describes criteria for choosing and organizing ecozones used in the exhibit and points out ecozones not found in canada. 7 3 illustration of the nesting between ecozones, ecoregions, and ecodistricts of the framework and the soil landscape ofcanada polygons allmap polygons have unique numbers at each level 10 list of tables 1 definitions and examples ofcriteria used for the highest levels of the canada committee on ecological land. Canada's seventh national communication on climate change and third biennial report—actions to meet commitments under the united the following introduction and executive summary provides an overview of canada's 7th national in contrast, the boreal shield ecozone, the largest of. The northern arctic ecozone is the coldest and driest landscape in the arctic in fact, it has been called the harshest environment in canada this polar desert comprises the non-mountainous portions of the arctic islands as well as the northernmost areas of quebec vegetation and wildlife are scarce as organisms must be.
Environmental and hydrologic overview of the yukon river basin alaska and canada by timothy p brabets, bronwen wang, and robert h meade the yukon river and its major tributaries 7 exploration of the yukon river basin and constituents of surface-water samples by ecoregion. I would like to thank the funding agency, health canada, for its support and the first nations of british columbia for their 38 figure 4 percent of on-reserve bc fn on social assistance by ecozone/culture area and total seasonal frequency of top ten consumed traditional food items for consumers and non- consumers. Carolinian canada coalition collaborating for a healthy ecoregion welcome to the big wild immerse yourself in nature on your doorstep stretching from toronto to windsor, the carolinian life zone has some of the most unique and fragile nature in north america.
Boreal shield and newfoundland boreal ecozones evidence for key findings summary the boreal shield ecozone+ (figure 1, table 1) is canada's largest ecozone+, representing 182% of the country's land surface it contains one of the world's largest remaining intact forest ecosystems and is rich in. Canada has a mosaic of distinctive ecosystems, many of which are unique in the world there are 20 major ecosystems -- ecozones -- in canada: 15 terrestrial ecozones and 5 marine ecozones the marine ecosystems cover parts of three major oceans settings---the pacific, atlantic and arctic the terrestrial ecozones. Canada's intact forests, shown here in all shades of green, are in the major “ forest ecozones” recognized by the canadian government for its national forest inventory these ecozones either are or were once covered in forests areas in which forest no longer grows, or that show visible evidence of human. It is not subject to the government of canada web standards and has not been altered or updated since it was archived wiken, eb et al, 1996, a perspective on canada's ecosystems: an overview of the terrestrial and marine ecozones, canadian council on ecological areas, occasional paper, no14.