boreal forest


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boreal forest

[′bȯr·ē·əl ′fär·əst]
(ecology)
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As pointed out by the free-market environmentalist Larry Solomon of Energy Probe, the "Boreal Conservation Framework" actually amounts to a massive resource giveaway requiring government subsidies, as industrial development in the far northern boreal forest is currently uneconomic under market conditions.
Interestingly, these leaders are also working collectively as partners under the Boreal Forest Conservation Framework--an ambitious national vision for balancing protection and development across Canada's vast boreal region.
What sort of name is this for a boreal forest species, you ask?
David Schindler thinks Canada's boreal forest could be gone in 50 years.
Most scaup and scoters, along with many other species of waterfowl and migratory songbirds, wing their way north to Canada's boreal forest each spring to breed.
In North America, the typical climate of the open boreal forest with lichens, the coldest boreal forest, ranges from the conditions at Lake Cree (Saskatchewan), where the average annual temperature is 27[degrees]F (-2.7[degrees]C) and the precipitation is 16 in (414 mm), to those at Nitchequon, Quebec, which is wetter and where the average annual temperature is 25[degrees]F (-4.1[degrees]C) and the average annual precipitation is 31 in (783 mm).
Key words: aspen; balsam fir, boreal forest disturbance regimes; canopy gaps; dendroecology; forest fire; forest succession; mixed woods; old-growth forest; post-disturbance species dynamics; spruce budworm; stand dynamics, southern Quebec boreal forest.
The boreal forest that covers nearly a third of Alaska is already drier and thus more at risk.
Plants of the Western Boreal Forest is third in a series of guidebooks published in a similar format and prepared by overlapping sets of authors, in particular, Andy MacKinnon and Jim and Rosamend Pojar.
Canadian logging, incidentally, is not much different from that of its neighbor, the United States, which owns huge tracts of boreal forest in Alaska.
This FedNor investment will enable the municipality to implement its Boreal Forest Eco-Walk and Waterfront Rejuvenation project to help increase local tourism and foster business opportunities and development along the beach and downtown areas.