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The Boreal Plains
Transcript of The Boreal Plains
Largest national park in Canada
Developed to protect world's largest herd of free roaming Wood Bison Summers are short and warm, winters cold. About 700 000 people live in this ecozone Most are relatively young Precipitation is about 400mm over most of the ecozone Boreal Plains The Boreal Plains is composed of mostly wetlands, making the soil a mixed climate soil, a little more wet than dry. The physical features of this area are similar to those of the Prairie Ecozone to the south.
The soil is great for growing and there are a lot of trees. Around this area people grow food, have lumber mills and oil refineries in rural areas and in the city they have everyday jobs. The plains were also known for its fur trade a long time ago.
The landscape has hills and plains in many different areas, a lot of meadows as well as valleys.
Since the Boreal Plains ecozone is on the Leeward Side of the Rocky Mountains, it gets less rain than the Montane Cordillera, which is located on the Windward Side.
As for bodies of water, the Boreal Plains has only very small lakes and rivers. The vegetation is mostly Grassland Vegetation with bits of Forest Vegetation here and there. Sedimentary rock is very common here. Fun Facts
- The Boreal Plains ecozone covers 7% of Canada
- The majority of the population lives in urban areas or is scattered in small communities
Boreal Plains = 7% of Canada In the Boreal Plains ecozone, relief (mountains/elevation) varies from plains to flat lands and also gently rolling hills, usually found in the west. The plains in the Boreal Plains were formed by continental glaciations in the Ice Age, and left glacial deposits behind. Glacial Deposits There are few lakes in the Boreal Plains region, and outcrops are rare. The wetlands and rivers in this area have been damaged by pollution and human activity. Water found on the surface comes from various water sources; mainly the Saskatchewan River, the Beaver River, and a few others. Deltas and dunes can also be found here, due to the glacial activity from the Ice Age. The Boreal Plains is a great area for living because there are a lot of people in this area. You can live in the city or in a rural neighborhood. In 1996 the boreal plains population was around average for population in each specific area with 745,172 people. Some big attractions are hockey, the Calgary Flames, and the Edmonton Oilers are popular. Timber covers 84% of the Boreal Plains and forestry is the primary industry. Less than 20% of the land area is devoted to agriculture. However, precipitation and surface and groundwater sources are more than adequate to meet agricultural demand.
Random Fact Rocky Mountains block much of moisture summer mean temperatures range from 13°C to 15°C winter mean temperatures range from -17.5 to -11°C Natural resource development is also common Exploration Farming Forestry