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Foreword
Preface
Glossary

Chapter 5: Vegetation

5.23: Fen and Black Spruce Islands South of East Braintree

 

Teardrop-shaped islands 1 are surrounded by almost horizontal fen 2 covered by low-lying vegetation. The islands are covered by black spruce (Picea mariana), dark-toned, 3 and tamarack (Larix laricina), light-toned 4. The surface form of the islands is determined by surface and groundwater flow.[i] The terrain is very difficult to cross; hence the absence of any obvious human impact.

Figure 5.23: Fen and Black Spruce Islands South of East Braintree

Figure 5.23: Fen and Black Spruce Islands South of East Braintree

Figure 5.23

Vertical air photograph: A15543-152

Flight height: 8,970 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 152.65 mm

Scale: 1:15,600 (approx.)

Date: September 25, 1956

Location: Township 6; Range 14 E

Map sheets: 1:250,000 52E Kenora

1:50,000 52E/5 Whitemouth River

Notes

[i] Interpretation is from; Mollard, J. D. Landforms and Surface Materials of Canada (Third Edition). Regina: Commercial Printers, n.d. plate 12.10b.