Taiga Cordillera. Luke Sirna. The Taiga Cordillera is located along the Northwest Territories/ Yukon Border and continues into Alaska. Towards the south of the Taiga Cordillera, there is a higher elevation, which are the rocky mountains. The North is flatter, and is bordered by the Tundra. .
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The Taiga Cordillera is located along the Northwest Territories/ Yukon Border and continues into Alaska.
Towards the south of the Taiga Cordillera, there is a higher elevation, which are the rocky mountains. The North is flatter, and is bordered by the Tundra.
In the mountainous south there are Dall’s sheep, mountain goats, and grizzly bearsFauna
In the north there caribou, moose, coyote, red fox, mink, wolverine, lynx, martin, hoary marmot and black bears
Bird species include, gyrfalcon, golden eagle, bald eagles, osprey, and northern, goshawk
The Rivers as well as the northern Arctic Ocean in the Taiga Cordillera are home to water fowl like canvasback, the common golden eye, the trumpeter swan and the mallard duck.
Some fish that live there are, chum salmon, Chinook salmon, white fish, lake dub, arctic char, northern pike.
In the south, lichens, sedges and mosses cover the ground. There is permafrost in the area near the Tundra.
In the north, there are more alpine fir, willow, and birch shrubs. All trees are coniferous.
In the Yukon, there are only 28, 294 people living in the Taiga Cordillera.
Hunting, fishing and trapping is not an issue; all activities like this are subsistence only.
One major concern is the decomposition of wastes. Most waste is burned.
Phytoremediation is removing contaminants from the soil through the use of plants.
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