This ecoregion comprises the Avalon Peninsula. Its climate is influenced by the ocean,
which produces cool summers and cold winters. Fog frequency is great, particularly in
the summer. The mean annual temperature is around 5.5°C, with a mean summer temperature
of 11.5°C and a mean winter temperature of -1°C. The mean annual precipitation
ranges from 1400 mm to 1500 mm.
The forest is dominated by balsam fir. Forest growth rarely exceeds 12 m in height.
White birch is grows well on north-facing slopes. The region is composed of a mix
sedimentary and volcanic rocks. Moose, lynx, black bear, red fox, and caribou are
typical wildlife species. Tourism, recreation, and forestry are dominant land-use
activity in this region.
©2002, Trevor Bell