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Interior Lowlands

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Rachel Stroup

on 5 November 2013

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Interior Lowlands
The Interior Lowlands extend south to the rim of the Coastal Plain and are surrounded by the Great Plains on the west, the Canadian Shield on the north and east, and the Appalachian Mountains on the east.
The Interior Lowlands have cold, long winters and hot, short summers. The farther north you go, the colder it gets. The precipitation is also less than most other regions.
The First Nations, such as the Blackfoot, Cree, and the Dene, have always been in the Interior Lowlands. As the fur trade expanded into the West, British explorers came to the region and built trading posts. Fur trade became a very popular venue here. Years later, people from many different countries settled here.
Now, the Interior Lowlands mostly consists of city and urban enviroments, generally in the southern half where it is warmer.
Lakes in the Interior Lowlands include Lake Winnipeg, Lake Manitoba and Lake Winnipegosis.

The Saulteaux, Cree, Blackfoot , and Dene developed ways of life on the Interior Lowlands. They hunted for moose, caribou, and bison. Trapping furs for trade was very popular in this region. By the 1850s, many of these tribes began to live in permanent homes near the trading posts. They relied on moose, bison, and caribou for food, clothes, and other items.
The Interior Lowlands are a mostly flat region with low hills. It has grassland, wooded parkland, and large forests. The Interior Plains was once covered with many different kinds of grasses. This explains why it it a great area for farmers today. There is a big area for farming, as well as ideal rainfall and sunlight.
Wildlife in this region consists of mule deer, pronghorn antelopes, brown bears, wolves, and elks. The most common types of trees include fir, pine, and spruce. Common grass types include Bluestem, Porcupine, and June.
Farm pollutants often seep into the ground and/or run off into the river and lake systems. Driving automobiles, disposing waste into landfills, and lumber harvesting all cause damage to the Interior Lowlands.
Natural resources in the Interior Lowlands led to the growth of communities throughout the region. Because of the natural resources, there are jobs such as farming, manufacturing, medicine, education, and government jobs.
Some natural resources include coal, gas, oil, forest, farmland, salt, gypsum, potash, rivers, and rich soil. Types of jobs people might be able to attain include forestry, mining, oil and gas industries, hunting, and farming.
The approximate population is around 7 million. The Interior Lowlands consist of large areas of fertile land (good for farming). Agriculture has always been an important way of life there. There are many vast natural resources. The weather changes seasonally, and there are many available jobs.
There are frequent high winds, which often causes tornadoes. The land is often being taken over by farmers. The colder temperatures cause hail, blizzards, and ice storms.
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