Ecoregions of Newfoundland
The Ecoregions of Newfoundland
The island of Newfoundland can be broken up into three zones based on geography: Southern Boreal, Middle Boreal and Northern Boreal.
-The Southern Boreal zone includes the following ecoregions: Avalon Forest, Southwestern Newfoundland, Maritime Barrens, and South Avalon-Burin Oceanic Barrens.
-The Middle Boreal zone includes the following ecoregions: Central Newfoundland, Northeastern Newfoundland and the forested parts of the coastal lowlands of the Northern Peninsula.
-The Long Range Mountains and Strait of Belle Isle ecoregions are in the Northern Boreal zone.
Black spruce forests are found throughout Newfoundland, with most widespread distributions in the central part of the island. Balsam fir forests are dominant in western, northern and eastern Newfoundland.
The different ecoregions of Newfoundland are outlined on the map above. Click on an ecoregion name to be taken to the article for that region.