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Boreal Shield

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Boreal Shield: Visual Essay
BOREAL SHIELD
LANDFORM REGIONS
-Canadian Shield
-Plains and low hills of the canadian shield
-Major rock types; sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic
-Poor, heavily leached soil
CLIMATE
-Long winters (average temp -15)
-Short summers (average temp 17)
-Continental climate
-Growing season is 130 to 190 days
-400mm to 1000mm of precipitation a year
NATURAL VEGETATION
-Mining (Mining is a major industry for more than 80 communities)
-Logging
-Fishing (Northern Pike, Largemouth Bass, Sauger)
-Tree farming

www.parkwardens.com
generalpatton.wikispaces.com
web.dsbn.edu.on.ca
border2beaches.wordpress.com
-Mixed forests
Coniferous trees
(Black Spruce, White Spruce, Jack Pine and Balsam Fir)
-sticky sap prevents needles from freezing
Deciduous trees
(Yellow Birch, Sugar Maple and Black Ash)

atlanticmaritimetrip.blogspot.com
Boreal Shield
WILDLIFE
Herbivores

-Moose
-Woodland Caribou
-Great Blue Heron
Carnivores

-Boreal Owl
-Evening Probeak
-Wolf
Endangered species
-Labrador Marten
-Wolverine
-Woodland Caribou (have hooves like scoops, to dig under snow for food)
www.allaboutbirds.org
lakesuperiornews.com
MAJOR NATIONAL PARKS
POPULATION
-total population of 2,821,808
-population density of 175.9 per 100km squared
-8% of canada's population
major communities

-Thompson, Manitoba
-Timmins, Ontario
-Sudbury,Ontario
-Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec
www.onepennysheet.com
www.parc.ca
www.flyfishingpoint.net
SECONDARY AND TERTIARY ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES
PRIMARY ECONOMIC ACTIVTITIES
SECONDARY
-Pulp Paper manufacturing
TERTIARY
-Hospital
-Education
-Retail
-Banks
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
INTERESTING CULTURAL FEATURES
Air Quality
-Acid rain problems are affecting air pollution
Water Issues
-Most of the water is untouched by humans
Global Issues
-Forests are getting warmer because of climate change (there have been forest fires because of the climate change)
-St.Lawrence Islands National Park
-Auyuittuq National Park
-Georgian Bay Islands National Park
-Algonquin National Park
-National parks help protect natural resources
St.Lawrence Islands National Park
www.pc.gc.ca
Auyuittuq National Park
Georgian Bay Islands National Park
www.theprovince.com
Sports-
skiing, snowboarding, hockey, swimming, cannoing ect.
Arts-
potery, visual artist like Mark Brennan
Entertainment-
Medieval

Festivals
-Big tourist attraction
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com
www.uppercanadavillage.com
www.bernardhealth.com
www.dataphysics.com
geology.com
www.nbqt.ca
www.raydw.com
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