September 2, 2016

Wood Buffalo National Park


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Jack pine forest

A commmon vegetation type in the far north, jack pine forest is rich with moss and lichens. This pine (Pinus banksiana) ranges from the Mackenzie River across Canada into the northeast United States.

east of Fort Smith, The Northwest Territories

September 2, 2016
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region: nwt-canada-mackenzie-highway
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Sinkhole on the Karstlands Trail

The Karstlands nature trail is a short loop through an area of boreal forest with numerous small sinkholes.

Wood Buffalo National Park, The Northwest Territories

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region: nwt-canada-mackenzie-highway
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Karstlands trail doline

A doline is a collapse feature where several sinkholes have coalesced. This part of the park is underlain by limestone which is continuously being dissolved by acid groundwater.

Wood Buffalo National Park, The Northwest Territories

September 2, 2016
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region: nwt-canada-mackenzie-highway
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Pine Lake Recreation Area

A developed recreation area deep within Wood Buffalo National Park. The playground equipment here seemed out of place in this natural setting.

Wood Buffalo National Park, The Northwest Territories

September 2, 2016
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Algae mats in Pine Lake

In sunny weather the mats of green algae on the bottom give Pine Lake a brilliant green color.

Wood Buffalo National Park, The Northwest Territories

September 2, 2016
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accession number: 2016-09-02 7
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region: nwt-canada-mackenzie-highway
locality: pine-lake-wood-buffalo-park-alberta-canada

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Pine Lake at Wood Buffalo

Pine Lake consist of five contiguous sinkholes flooded to the brim.

Wood Buffalo National Park, The Northwest Territories

September 2, 2016
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region: nwt-canada-mackenzie-highway
locality: pine-lake-wood-buffalo-park-alberta-canada

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Pine Lake Road in Wood Buffalo

The only road penetrating deeply into Wood Buffalo National Park runs south to the developed area at Pine Lake, then continues to the Cree community at Peace Point on the Peace River.

Wood Buffalo National Park, The Northwest Territories

September 2, 2016
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Float planes near Fort Smith

Float planes are based on this small lake south of Fort Smith. They offer the only practical way to access many areas, including most of Wood Buffalo National Park.

Wood Buffalo National Park, The Northwest Territories

September 2, 2016
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accession number: 2016-09-02 10
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region: nwt-canada-mackenzie-highway
locality: fort-smith-nwt-canada

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Salt Plain Overlook

Looking out over the saline marsh known as the Salt Plain.

Wood Buffalo National Park, The Northwest Territories

September 2, 2016
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region: nwt-canada-mackenzie-highway
locality: salt-plains-wood-buffalo-park-nwt-canada

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Fresh, brackish, and salty water at Salt Plain

A variety of environments have been created here by salt springs, mixing with fresh water. The salt content of the soil has prevented growth of trees over most of the area.

Wood Buffalo National Park, The Northwest Territories

September 2, 2016
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Red pickleweed on the Salt Plain

A strikingly red-colored species of pickleweed (Salicornia) is the most dramatic feature of the Salt Plain.

Wood Buffalo National Park, The Northwest Territories

September 2, 2016
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region: nwt-canada-mackenzie-highway
locality: salt-plains-wood-buffalo-park-nwt-canada

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Red chairs at Wood Buffalo National Park

Parks Canada has been placing pairs of bright red Adirondack chairs at especially scenic spots throughout the national parks. These must be two of the most remote.

Wood Buffalo National Park, The Northwest Territories

September 2, 2016
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locality: salt-plains-wood-buffalo-park-nwt-canada

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The salt spring at Salt Plain

This inconspicuous spring, a saturated salt solution, is the source of the unique environment of the Salt Plain.

Wood Buffalo National Park, The Northwest Territories

September 2, 2016
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accession number: 2016-09-02 17
state: nwt-northwest-territories-canada
region: nwt-canada-mackenzie-highway
locality: salt-plains-wood-buffalo-park-nwt-canada

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