Cold coniferous forests
The boreal woodlands biome, also known as the taiga or boreal forest, is a biome characterized by coniferous forests consisting mostly of pines, spruces, and firs. The biome experiences very cold temperatures and contains high amounts of snowfall during winters, making it a harsh and challenging place to survive in. Boreal woodlands occupy the second smallest percentage of land area compared to other biomes, with the second smallest contribution to protected area and the smallest contribution to key biodiversity area. This biome contributes the second smallest percentage of global food and ranks fifth out of the eight biomes for vegetated carbon storage.
Boreal Woodlands biomes near Glacier National Park, Montana Anthromesimages, CC BY-SA 4.0