Vegetation types of the lower Mackenzie and Yukon corridor
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Vegetation types of the lower Mackenzie and Yukon corridor by Canada. Forest Management Institute.

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Published by Task Force on Northern Oil Development in Ottawa .
Written in English


  • Botany -- Yukon Territory -- Ecology.,
  • Plant ecology -- Northwest Territories -- Mackenzie River Valley.,
  • Vegetation classification -- Northwest Territories -- Mackenzie River Valley.,
  • Vegetation classification -- Yukon Territory.

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Statementprepared by Forest Management Institute, Canadian Forestry Service, Environment Canada.
SeriesReport - Environmental-Social Committee, Northern Pipelines, Task Force on Northern Oil Development ; no. 74-40
The Physical Object
Pagination73 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
Number of Pages73
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22125007M

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