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Representative wetland types of the northern part of the pacific oceanic wetland region

Author(s) or contact(s): A. Banner, J. Pojar, and R.L. Trowbridge
Source: Research Branch
Subject: Forestry General
Series: Research Report
Other details:  Published 1985. Hardcopy is available.


The northern part of the Pacific Ocean Wetland Region occurs on the lowlands and lower mountain slopes of the outer British Columbia coast from northern Vancouver Island to Southeast Alaska. Wetlands cover nearly as much area as does closed forest in this region, not only because the topography is generally subdued, but also because the cool, wet climate promotes organic soil formation.

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Updated November 14, 2008