Taiga Cordillera

Canadian Wildlife - - CANADA’S ARCTIC -

Av­er­age tem­per­a­tures: from 6.5 C to 10 C in sum­mer and -25 C to -19.5 C in win­ter Land­scape: moun­tain­ous wilder­ness with foothills and nar­row val­leys; per­mafrost un­der­lies most of this area, in­clud­ing most wet­lands; Arc­tic tun­dra oc­curs in the north with taiga or open wood­land in the south Wildlife: Dall sheep, wood­land and bar­ren ground cari­bou, moose, moun­tain goat, black and griz­zly bear, wolf, lynx, Arc­tic ground squir­rel, Amer­i­can pika, hoary mar­mot and wolver­ine; birds in­clude the gyr­fal­con, wil­low and rock ptarmi­gans and wa­ter­fowl Pop­u­la­tion: about 80 per cent of the pop­u­la­tion (about 300 peo­ple) lives in Old Crow, now Yukon’s north­ern­most set­tle­ment

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