The Taiga is located in North America and is located in the northern part of the Northern Hemisphere. It is also located in Asia, Europe, Africa, Alaska, and Canada.


Taiga's temperature is usually -54 degrees Celsius to 30 degrees throughout the entire year. During the short summers the temperature is is generally warm and humid. During winter the temperature is -20 degrees Celsius and in the summer it is 18 degrees Celsius. Taiga's precipitation has an annual average rainfall of 12-33 inches and most of it falls during the summer.


Taiga's soil is geologically young and generally lacking in nutrients. In contrast, the deep organically enriched soil profile presents in temperate forests absent in Taiga zones and the thinness of the soil adapts to the cold climate so it can grow even more easier and extract the nutrients.


Needleleaf's, coniferous (gymnosperm) trees are the dominant plants of the Taiga Biome. The Balsam Fir is a rare plant in the Taiga Biome. It can grow to be 40 to 80 ft tall. It has a wide base and a narrow top and it can live to be almost 200 years old. The Jack pine is also another rare plant of the Taiga. It usually grows to be 27 meters tall. Every time it grows it becomes rounder and rounder. It contains waxy pine needles on its branches which it needs in order to protect itself from the cold.


1. Black Bear 2. Red Fox 3. Bobcat

Adaptations to Environment: 1. coat for cold weather and claws to climb the trees like taiga

2. woodlands, forests and open country

3.2 feet long weight between 13/ 20

Human Impact

The most common impact on Taiga is mostly logging. Trees are being cut down and being turn into furniture or pencils. Hunting is also a main problem with animals being killed and being turned into clothing.


The taiga is has many wildfires each year, but taiga's trees have adopted by growing thick bark on their branches which allows new plants to grow and provide food to new plant and animal life that couldn't even live there at all and they're abel to grow during cold seasons.
The Taiga Biome