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Transcript of WESTERN CORDILLERA
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http://projects.cbe.ab.ca/ict/2learn/kdwajda/canada/studentwork/cordillera.htm Resources fishing is one of the main resources of which western cordillera producesthey also have many water resources,orchard farming,cattle farming and less then ten percent is used for agriculture. The western cordillera is different because unlike the other places in the world like Canada and U.S.A. the cordillera is made of fragments of other places not of igneous rock and granitic cratons (oldest parts of a continent) There are many animals tat are curently living there some of them would be: falcons, woodland caribou, deer, moose, squirrel, wolverines, grizzly bears, mountain goats, and golden eagles. First lets start off by explaining what a land form region is.A landform comprises a geomorphological unit. All land form regions are organized in order by what they have or *chracteristics*such of which involve elevation, slope, orientation, stratification, rock exposure, and soil type. How it was formed ? some of the trees that grow in the western cordillera can be Engelmann spruce, alpine fir, interior Douglas fir, lodgepole pine, western white pine, Rocky Mountain ponderosa pine, trembling aspen, western hemlock, Rocky Mountain red cedar, balsam poplar, paper birch, black spruce, white spruce, and western larch. Some of the other species found here are sagebrush, rabbitbrush, antelope-bush, mountain avens, bunchgrass, pine grass, and bluebunch wheat grass. Occupations that people spend doing are mining and forestry they also have sports such as rafting, fishing, golf, mountain biking, horse back riding, canoeing, cross country skiing and downhill skiing. These are popular activities in this region because of the weather and the landscape. Most people live in large cities