Lusicich, Crowsnest Pass, AB (Photo by NCC)
The montane forests of central British Columbia and western Alberta are a dry region. Elevation, aspect and fire play an important role in shaping these forests.
What trees are found in the Montane forest?
Trees found within the montane forest include:
- limber pine
- lodgepole pine
- ponderosa pine
- trembling aspen
- white spruce
What is NCC doing to help protect this habitat?
The Nature Conservancy of Canada has conserved many projects with montane forests, including projects in the Castle-Crowsnest Watershed Natural Area. Lusicich, located west of Coleman, Alberta, along the north shore of Crowsnest Lake and part of the Jim Prentice Wildlife Corridor project also features montane forests.