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  Boreal Transition

Landscape: This is the region where Saskatchewan's agricultural land ends and the forest begins. The hilly, upland areas of this region support tall stands of aspen. White spruce and jack pine occur with less frequency than in the more northerly regions.
The Boreal Transition ecoregion is the northern limit of arable agricultre.
The lowlands and plains are mostly cultivated. This region contains some of the most popular recreational lakes in the province.

Wildlife: Among the diverse animal populations, white-tailed deer, moose, elk and black bear are the most common. The region is also home to significant numbers of beaver, northern flying squirrel and short-tailed shrew. Common birds include the gray jay, black and white warbler, boreal chickadee and great-crested fly-catcher.
Elk are common on the southern edge of the boreal forest.

Fish: Northern pike, walleye, perch, rainbow trout. Fishing Guide

Recreation: Greenwater Lake Provincial Park is a year-'round resort area, featuring swimming, hiking, golfing, boating and tennis in the summer (many wheelchair accessible areas), and cross-country skiing and snowmobiling in the winter. The fur trade is remembered at Fort Carlton Provincial Historic Park. Urban areas: City of Prince Albert (pop: 35,000).

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