Canada’s Boreal Forest is the largest intact forest left on the planet. Spanning from Alaska to Labrador, this continent-wide landscape shimmers with pristine lakes, towering evergreens and abundant wildlife.
The boreal is home to hundreds of Indigenous communities. It also helps provide the clean water, stable climate and other natural systems that all life depends upon.
The boreal’s natural wealth supports thousands of jobs and careful development in the region can sustain northern communities far into the future, but poorly planned projects can create lasting damage to the forest.
BorealConservation.org offers news, research and stories about the people working to preserve the forest—to balance strong protections and sustainable development across the entire region.
Crystal clear lakes the size of Belgium. Soaring mountains that cradle lush green valleys. Free-flowing rivers that unfurl over a thousand miles. Wildlife migrations that span the continent.
The Boreal Forest offers intact nature on a scale rarely seen in modern life.
From tiny bird nests lining a pond to the aurora borealis stretching across an autumn sky, the boreal is alive with wonders. Some hold the key to new medicines; some clean the air and water. All of them help keep the forest vibrant and healthy.