Landscape: Precambrian rocks form a broad and sloping upland
with numerous lakes and prominent sandy ridges. While numerous bedrock
exposures are common in this area, most are covered by sandy, glacial
deposits which give this region a more subdued appearance than the
Tazin Lake Uplands to the west.
This is a sub-arctic transition zone, where boreal forest in the south
gives way to tundra in the north. The trees are shorter and forests
more open than elsewhere in the province, and some of the soils are
permanently frozen. Black spruce and lichen are common to the region.
spruce with lichen ground cover is typical of this ecoregion.
Wildlife: Comparatively sparse populations of moose, black
bear, timber wolf, arctic fox, wolverine and snowshoe hare. Barren
ground caribou usually migrate into this region during winter. Birds
include Harris's sparrow, tree sparrow, gray-cheeked thrush and
caribou migrate into this region in the winter.
Fish: Lake trout, arctic grayling, walleye, northern pike
and whitefish are found in the region's lakes. Fishing Guide
Recreation: Several fly-in fishing camps.
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