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The Boreal Plains
Transcript of The Boreal Plains
Population: 771, 205
Human Activity: Farming, tourism, mining, oil and gas development.
Major Urban Areas: Hinton, La Ronge, The Pas, Flin Flon, Peace River, Fort Smith
The Boreal Plains ecozone covers 7% of Canada
The majority of the population lives in urban areas or is scattered in small communities
The central plains – including Boreal Plains – hold over 70% of Canada’s oil reserves
Central Canada makes a big contribution to the world grain supply, including 5% wheat, 10% barley and 14% oats
Wildlife includes caribou, deer, bison, chipmunks, owls, and trout Fort Smith TRAVEL INFORMATION Location: Elk Island National Park is located 35 km east of Edmonton, Alberta, on Yellowhead Highway 16 east.
Description: Elk Island is one of four national parks that represent the Southern Boreal Plains. It protects a portion of the transitional grassland ecosystem.
Activities: Camping, hiking, wildlife viewing, boating, cross-country skiing, golfing, environmental education programs. Day 1 spend a day at Elk island national park Day 2 tourist attractions Go see Fort William Fort Smith Day 3 Events Banff Summer Arts Festival
Alberta's biggest showcase of the arts (with dance, theatre, film, music and art) takes place over four months annually. ECOZONE ANALYSIS QUESTIONS 1.Define the term ecozone
An ecozone is a place based on characteristics of natural origin (climate, terrain, vegetation) or human (human activity) 2. Is your ecozone low, medium, or high in terms of population density. The boreal plains is low in terms of population density. 3. why are there so few or so many individuals living in this area. There are so few people in the boreal plains because the rocky mountains block wind in the pacific resulting in long cold winters and short warm summers. Do humans activities have any relationship to the major issues being faced in this ecozone. Explain.
Yes human activities do have a relationship to some major issues in this ecozone. Like de-forestation,and
hunting and trapping activities. Define the term GDP. Is the ecozone your studying higher or lower than the Boreal forest. Why might this be. GDP stands for gross domestic product: the measure of an economy, the total market values of goods and services produced by workers and capital within a nation's borders during a given period (usually 1 year). The boreal plains has a lower GDP than the boreal shield because the boreal shield is larger more trees and more wildlife.$13.7 billion for the boreal plains and $49 billion for the boreal shield. The climate of the Boreal Plains is a continental, mostly humid one. The Rocky Mountains block wind from the Pacific Ocean, which causes the winters to be long and cold (-20°degrees C), and the summers to be short and warm (17°C). On average, the region receives 450 mm of precipitation annually. Would you prefer to live in this ecozone. Why or why not. I would like to stay were I am because where we live (the mixedwood plains)we are neer the great lakes and it is the largest Mixedwood zone in-between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. plus I HATE the cold. lynx bison hello hello hello Peace River SOURCES http://canadianbiodiversity.mcgill.ca
http://geography.ridley.on.ca THATS ALL This ecozone is nestled in the middle of Canada, extending from Peace River country in B.C. to southeast Manitoba. Its landform, climate, and wildlife are similar to that of the Prairie ecozone below it. However, this ecozone focuses less on the agriculture industry and more on forestry.