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Transcript of Boreal Shield
-Plains and low hills of the canadian shield
-Major rock types; sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic
-Poor, heavily leached soil
-Long winters (average temp -15)
-Short summers (average temp 17)
-Growing season is 130 to 190 days
-400mm to 1000mm of precipitation a year
-Mining (Mining is a major industry for more than 80 communities)
-Fishing (Northern Pike, Largemouth Bass, Sauger)
(Black Spruce, White Spruce, Jack Pine and Balsam Fir)
-sticky sap prevents needles from freezing
(Yellow Birch, Sugar Maple and Black Ash)
-Great Blue Heron
-Woodland Caribou (have hooves like scoops, to dig under snow for food)
MAJOR NATIONAL PARKS
-total population of 2,821,808
-population density of 175.9 per 100km squared
-8% of canada's population
SECONDARY AND TERTIARY ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES
PRIMARY ECONOMIC ACTIVTITIES
-Pulp Paper manufacturing
INTERESTING CULTURAL FEATURES
-Acid rain problems are affecting air pollution
-Most of the water is untouched by humans
-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
Auyuittuq National Park
Georgian Bay Islands National Park
skiing, snowboarding, hockey, swimming, cannoing ect.
potery, visual artist like Mark Brennan
-Big tourist attraction