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 lowlands and plains are mostly cultivated.
This region contains some of the most popular recreational lakes in
Boreal Transition ecoregion is the northern limit of arable
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.
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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