Mid-Canada Boreal Plains & Foothill Forests bioregion

The bioregion’s land area is provided in units of 1,000 hectares. The protection goal is the combined Global Safety Net (GSN1) areas for the component ecoregions. The protection level indicates the percentage of the GSN goal that is currently protected on a scale of 0-10. N/A means data is not available at this time.

  • 68,982
    Total Land Area (1000 ha)
  • 2
    Number of Ecoregions
  • 64%
    Protection Target
  • 1
    Protection Level

The Mid-Canada Boreal bioregion, located in the Subarctic America (Nearctic) realm, is defined predominantly by the plains and foothill forests lying between the Northern Rockies to the west and the Canadian Shield forests to the east. It consists of two ecoregions – Alberta-British Columbia Foothills Forests (345), Mid-Canada Boreal Plains Forests (376) – and includes Lake Winnipeg with one of the largest watersheds in Canada. The total area of this bioregion is approximately 69 million hectares.

The Mid-Canada Boreal Plains & Foothill Forests bioregion is part of the Canadian Boreal Forests subrealm and is made up of two ecoregions: (1) Alberta-British Columbia Foothills Forests (2) Mid-Canada Boreal Plains Forests. 

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