Labrador’s Mealy Mountains
|English River, photo by Ian K. MacNeil|
The Mealy Mountains rise more than one kilometre from the shores of Lake Melville in southeastern Labrador. Boreal forests and coastal seascapes surround this island of arctic tundra. The mountains are home to some of Labrador’s best wetlands and salmon habitat, and one of North America’s finest wild rivers, the Eagle River, runs through them. This rugged Canadian Shield landscape harbours a small resident caribou herd, along with moose, black bear, osprey, bald eagles and the endangered eastern population of the harlequin duck.
Nature Canada was instrumental in establishing the Mealy Mountains national park reserve