Gros Morne National Park


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Gros Morne National Park

Address:PO Box 130
Rocky Harbour, NL A0K4N0

Phone:709-458-2417
Fax:709-458-2059
Phone:877-737-3783
Web: www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/nl/grosmorne
Size: 1,805 sq. km.
Established: 1973.
Location:On the west coast of the island of Newfoundland. If driving from the Canadian mainland, the shortest and fastest way to the park is via the ferry service between North Sydney and Port aux Basques. It is 300 km from Port aux Basques to the park entrance at Wiltondale, which is about a four-hour drive.
Facilities:Visitor center (Rocky Harbour), Discovery Center (Woody Point), 5 frontcountry campgrounds and 7 wilderness campgrounds, trails (100+ km), swimming pool.
Activities:Camping, hiking, boating, kayaking, fishing, swimming, wildlife and bird watching, cross-country skiing, boat tours, interpretive programs, live theater.
Special Features:Park protects Newfoundland's western highlands and Gulf of Saint Lawrence lowlands, and features rugged coastline, mountains, glacier-carved fjords, and ocean inlets and lakes. The park is considered a textbook illustration of plate tectonics, and due to its unique geological features, it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. Its array of flora and fauna includes more than 25 species of land mammals, 239 species of birds, and more than 700 species of flowering plants.

See other parks in Newfoundland and Labrador.
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Gros Morne National Park, Parks Canada, Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland, Canada.
John's, NL, Canada A1B 4J6; (3) Gros Morne National Park, P.
The relationship between the staff of Gros Morne National Park and regional actors can be loosely sub-divided into three stages: 1) the lead up to and designation of the park in 1973, 2) early management of the park from 1973 until the mid-1990's, and 3) recent management of the park (mid-1990's to present).
Geological Survey of Canada, 1992, Geology, topography, and vegetation: Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland: Geological Survey of Canada, Miscellaneous Report 54.
Key words: Alces alces, absence of predators, Gros Morne National Park, moose, Newfoundland, overabundance, population dynamics, resource selection function.
Henry's winning photograph was taken atop a rock in Maine's Acadia National Park, and Kutya was photographed hiking on a boardwalk trail in Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland, Canada.
20 km from what is now the boundary of Gros Morne National Park, in the western part of the island.
A day-long visit to nearby Gros Morne National Park (a world heritage site) is planned for May 16 to enable participants to see the rare biological.
Henry's winning photograph was taken atop a rock in Maine's Acadia National Park and Kutya was photographed hiking on a boardwalk trail in Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland, Canada.
Also, the acknowledgements should have included Scott Taylor of Gros Morne National Park for his assistance in plotting and mapping.
The introduction of moose (Alces alces) to Newfoundland in 1878 and 1904, and the subsequent closure of hunting with the establishment of Gros Morne National Park in 1973 have resulted in current moose densities in excess of 4.
ABSTRACT: We compare demographics and migration between 2 distinct ecoregions within Gros Morne National Park (GMNP) on Newfoundland's Great Northern Peninsula: the highland Long Range Barrens (LRB) and the lowland Coastal Plains (CP).