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The extreme southern tip of the boreal forest touches West Bragg Creek. The boreal is a community of plants, animals and a habitat that is unique. Black Spruce trees are characteristic of the boreal forest.

Ecology

The living worls is built on complex relationships between plants, animals and the places they inhabit. Ecology is the study of these relationships. It helps us to understand how living things depend on each other for survival.

Environment

The surroundings in which a living thing exists.

Biosphere

All the parts of the earth that make up the living world.

Ecosystem

A community and its environment.

Community

A collection of living things that are found in the same area.

Habitat

The living place of a species

Niche

A living thing's role in its environment.

Related links

Government of Alberta:

Alberta Environment
Alberta Sustainable Resource Development

www.gov.ab.ca

Natural Resources Conservation Board

www.nrcb.gov.ab.ca

Alberta Species at Risk Program

www3.gov.ab.ca/srd/fw/speciesatrisk

Government of Canada

Environment Canada, Greenlane, Western Region

www.pnr-rpn.ec.gc.ca/index.en.html

Department of Fisheries and Oceans

www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Non-Government Organizations

Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society

www.cpaws.org/

Alberta Wilderness Association

www.albertawilderness.ca/

World Wildlife Fund

www.wwf.ca/

Canadian Nature Federation

www.cnf.ca/

Nature Conservancy-Canada

www.natureconservancy.ca/

Ducks Unlimited

www.ducks.ca

Alberta Conservation Association

www.ab-conservation.com

Eastern Slopes Grizzly Bear Project

www.canadianrockies.net/topics/grizzly/

Sierra Club of Canada

www.sierraclub.ca/prairie

Federation of Alberta Naturalists

www.fanweb.ca/

Alberta Environmental Network

www.aenweb.ca/index.php

The Environmental Services Association of Alberta

www.esaa.org/

Canadian Boreal Initiative

www.borealcanada.ca/

Alberta Ecotrust Foundation

www.albertaecotrust.com/index.html

Green Communities Association

www.gca.ca/indexcms/index.php

Environmental Law Centre (Alberta)

http://www.elc.ab.ca/pages/home/default.aspx