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Lusicich, Crowsnest Pass, AB (Photo by NCC)

Lusicich, Crowsnest Pass, AB (Photo by NCC)

Montane forest

Lusicich, Crowsnest Pass, AB (Photo by NCC)

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:

  • Douglas-fir
  • 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.

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