Spectacular mountain ranges, magnificent rolling rivers, and vast woodlands of spruce and birch trees are habitat for moose, bears, wolves, and Dall sheep. Summer’s heat and the frenzied vitality of its wildlife make amends for the pitiless cold that silences this winterfast land during the darkest months.
In the foothills of the Alaska Range, glacier-carved mountains stand sentry over exposed tundra, meandering brooks and lowlands darkened by spruce and birch trees. These woodlands of the North, called the boreal forest, provide habitat for an abundance of Alaska wildlife. Underlain by frozen grounds and located at the northern edge of the treeline, these forests are adapted to long, cold winters, brief summers, and little precipitation. Trees only inches in diameter may be hundreds of years old.`