Landscape: Pure and rugged Precambrian Shield, with lakes
and their connecting rivers and streams accounting for 40 per cent
of the area. Bedrock outcrops a common characteristic, however,
local relief seldom exceeds 25 metres (80 feet).
Sandy soils support low stands of black spruce
and jack pine, while white spruce and aspen occur sporadically in
the clay soils found in the eastern portion of the region.
lakes are linked by streams to form regional drainage.
Wildlife: High populations of moose, woodland caribou, black
bear and timber wolf, among many others. Region contains the second-highest
density of nesting bald eagles in North America. Connecticut warbler,
northern three-toed woodpecker, osprey and red-breasted merganser
ecoregion is North America's second-largest nesting area for
Fish: Lake trout, arctic grayling, walleye, pike and whitefish. Fishing Guide
Recreation: Churchill River is famous among canoeists. Lac
la Ronge Provincial Park offers hiking, boating (a thousand islands),
jet-skiing, swimming - ancient Indian rock paintings and breathtaking
Nistowiak Falls nearby. Historical, enigmatic, Holy Trinity Anglican
Church, is at Stanley Mission.
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