Peace River Lowlands Vegetation
White spruce forests containing large trees (16-23 metres tall) occur on imperfectly to well drained fluvial terraces along major rivers.
Sadly, these forests have been heavily logged and, as a result, there is
very little of these very productive forests remaining.
On drier upland sites, forests of
Jack Pine, Green Alder, Bog Cranberry, Reindeer Lichen and feathermosses
flourish with the help of the Brunisolic
soils of this subregion. Mixedwood forests of Aspen, Balsam Poplar, and
White Spruce occur on mesic sites with
Non-forested, wet fluvial communities form a very complex mosaic of aquatic, shoreline, meadow, shrub and
marsh vegetation. Much of this complexity is driven by periodic flooding and deposition of fresh fluvial
sediments, especially in the Peace-Athabasca Delta area.