Fireweed in burned area of the Yukon Flats - Photo by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The vast forested areas of Alaska covered by spruce, aspen, poplar and birch trees, overlying permafrost soils are known as a boreal forest. The boreal forests that spread across the circumpolar north represent one of the largest ecosystems found in the world. An environment rich in wildlife; the boreal forest is influenced by severe winters, […]