1996 Woodland Caribou

Date: 
Friday, January 12, 2007 - 1:00am
Photo Credit: 
Karvonen Films

The Caribou Mountains is an elevated plateau, 100 air kilometres from High Level, Alberta. It rises 1500 feet above the surrounding terrain. It was not glaciated in the last ice age and therefore has remnant communities of lichens, vascular plants and mosses not found in the adjacent country. Currently, 73 species of lichen have been recorded, along with 230 vascular plants and 61 species of mosses. The lichen count is one of the highest in the world.

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