Terra Nova National Park


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Terra Nova National Park,

153 sq mi (396 sq km), E Newfoundland, N.L., Canada, on Bonavista Bay; est. 1957. It is a rugged, deeply indented coastal area with forests and bogs.

Terra Nova National Park

Address:General Delivery
Glovertown, NL A0G2L0

Phone:709-533-2801
Fax:709-533-2706
Phone:877-737-3783
Web: www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/nl/terranova
Size: 400 sq. km.
Established: 1957.
Location:80 km east of Gander and 240 km west of St. John's. The Trans-Canada Highway runs through the park.
Facilities:Marine interpretation center (open May-October, @di), frontcountry and backcountry campsites, hiking trails (60 km), boat and bicycle rental.
Activities:Camping, hiking, swimming, sea kayaking, canoeing, boat tours, golfing, bicycling, wildlife viewing, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Park is representative of the easternmost section of the continent-wide belt of boreal forest zone, with diverse ground vegetation that includes more than 500 species of vascular plants, 200 species of moss, and hundreds of species of lichens. Terra Nova's Marine Interpretation Center includes a touch tank, aquariums, exhibits, interpretive programs, science camps, and videos.

See other parks in Newfoundland and Labrador.
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Terra Nova National Park (TNNP; 48[degrees] 34' 00" N, 54[degrees] 00' 00" W) is a large protected area (410 [km.sup.2]) located in the north central boreal forest subregion (Meades and Moores 1994) of eastern Newfoundland (Fig.
A biophysical classification of Terra Nova National Park. A report for Parks Canada, Atlantic Region.
Resource conservation officers and local residents, it seems, were in agreement that eiders should once again flourish on a particular rocky island in Terra Nova National Park. The difference of opinion resulted from the values attached to the ducks: while Parks Canada imagined a healthy breeding colony, some locals pictured a renewed hunting season.
The source of this conflict goes back to the establishment of Terra Nova National Park in the late fifties.