Coastal Headlands

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Bedrock outcrops along the coast with little soil, often steep cliffs, and harsh climatic conditions. Coastal headlands are one of the most unique habitats of the Acadian Forest Region and they are rapidly disappearing due to urban and coastal development. The growing conditions are challenging for plants, which must adapt to growing in little or no soil on often very steep cliffs, and coping with extreme growing conditions including salt spray.

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