2005 Woodland Caribou

Wednesday, April 11, 2007 (All day)
Photo Credit: 
Terry Parker

The woodland caribou is usually found in small herds in boreal forests across Canada. In mountainous areas of western Canada, woodland caribou make seasonal movements from winter range in forested valleys to summer range on high, alpine tundra. Farther east, in the more level areas of boreal forest, they may move only a few kilometres seasonally from mature forest to open bogs. The mountain caribou ecotype, which lives in the mountain ranges west of the Rockies, lives in wet inland rainforests, moving seasonally from low-elevation cedar forests to sub-alpine spruce and fir.