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Boreal Plains

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markus daly

on 1 October 2012

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By Angela, Ally and Markus Boreal Plains Wild Life Most wild life in the Boreal plains has disappeared over the years because of timber harvesting There is a wide variety of animals in the Boreal Plains some of them are... Wolf
Bear
Moose
Carribou
Deer
Elk
Beaver
Birds- Gray Jay, Loon, Oven Bird, Grouse, Geese, Ducks and Perch. Species that have disappeared from the area are... Swift fox
Black footed Ferret
Grizzly bear
Chicken Endangered species Peregrine Falcon
Mountain Plover
Piping Plover
Whooping Crane
Borrowing Owl
Ferruginous Hawk Wetlands are an essential part of wild life habitat Landforms and Climate Landforms: Multiple ice ages flattened the landscape
Glacier left behind rolling hills scattered with lakes
Glacier melt water created extensive deltas and dunes
Most of the rivers through the Plains come from the Rockies Climate: Rockies block moisture-carrying winds from the Pacific Ocean
Short hot summers and long cold winters
450 mm average annual precipitation
Low evaporation rate
Surplus moisture 100mm in the South of the ecozone and 300mm in the North and foothills Plants: Almost half the Boreal Plains are covered in forrest. composed of:
White Spruce
Black Spruce
Balsam Fir
Jack Pine
Tamarack Of the broadleaf trees, Aspen and Poplar are the most common Main Plants:
Poplar forest
Pine forest
Mixed Prairie grasses Human Activities Exploration
Potential Oil Development
Farming/Ranching
Forestry But the most significant impact on the ecozone was the fur trade Today about 700 000 people live in the ecozone. And 40% live in major cities. Most municipalities are relatively small compared with those of the Prairie Ecozone. The service sector employs 65% of the labour force and the primary industries The End. "The Boreal Plains are an interesting and exciting innovation into the world of exploration" -Angela Gale Farmland has increased 8% over the last 20 years http://ecozones.ca/english/zone/BorealPlains/human.html resources:
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