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Human Activity

Hudson Plains
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farhana mian

on 20 April 2010

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Human Activity
Polar Bear viewing Wapusk National Park of Canada
(Within the park we have...) Bird Watching Polar bear viewing
is most popular
Canoeing Northern Lights
dancing Beautiful Lakes &
Rivers tourism Fishing Beluga whale
watching 10 000 people within
hudson plains Vegetation Two Patterns North: Treeless tundra South: Taiga Trees Black Spurce Dwarf birch Very poor drainage 2. Trees are found at higher altitudes due to 1. North & South Soil plant species vary with soil drainage. no topsoil (therefore no agriculture) mineral soils cover most of the area. frozen subsoil and ground ice absorbs moisture
for the development of wetlands scattered and often poorly developed organic. Climate poor drainage short-cool mild summers Cold, long winters large contimuous wetlands Landform •370 000 km2 •Population: 10 000 people (0.04% of Canada's total population) mostly marshes Flat terrain and poor drainage (permafrost and ground ice), coastal plain Wetlands more than 65% Palaeozoic sedimentary bedrock Shape formed by glaciers 10000 years ago Glaciers covered area and their heavy weight made depressions in the land, lakes, ponds, and wetlands 500m in elevation Lower altitudes lack trees The End
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