Forestry and Agrifoods
This ecoregion is dominated by an almost treeless tundra vegetation. White Spruce and Balsam Fir occur as krummholz interspersed with arctic-alpine plants even near sea level. The soils are generally very shallow and outcrops of calcareous bedrock are common throughout. Large stone polygons created by freeze-thaw cycles are common on shallow-exposed mineral soil. Rare and endangered species of calciphillic plants are numerous in these rock barrens.