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BOREAL PLAINS

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Gabriela Guillen

on 16 December 2013

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The Boreal Plains ecozone endures temperatures of around freezing. The summers are short and warm, and winters are cold. The Rocky Mountains block much of the moisture, which results to precipitation of 300mm in the west and 625 to the east. Glaciers from many ice ages have flattened the landscape, and large ancient lakes result from meltwater that have left many dunes and are still present in many cases as smaller lakes.
Thick soil overlay a layer of cretaceous shale bedrock,
There are many kinds of natural vegetation but the most common kind are trees. So many kinds of trees grow in the Boreal Plains, some examples include: White Spruce and Black Spruce, Tamarack, Jack Pine and Pacific Willow.
Human Activities That Take Place
There are 4 human activities that take place in the Boreal Plains:
1.Exploration
2.Potential Oil Development
3.Farming/Ranching
4.Forestry
5.Hunting
Climate In Region
Location
Boreal Plains are found in the center of Alberta. They extend east into Saskatchewan, and slightly south of the center of Manitoba.
In the summer
In the winter
Soil And Natural Vegetations
Animals
There aren't just trees and soil involved in this Ecozone, There is also a variety of animals living in this area too. Many kinds of animals live in here like: Boreal owl, broad-winged hawk, black bear and northern pike, but these are only some of the animals in the Boreal Plains.
Environmental Problems
An environmental problems that affecting the region was that by the 1880's thousands of bison were killed, leading to the virtual elimination of free-roaming bison.
-Tamarack
White Spruce
Black Spruce
Jack Pine
Canada bought Rupert's Land which included the Boreal Plains ecozone, Canada set their goal to start a coal mining industry and build a railroad in the late 1800's.
Many people explored the ecozone for many reasons and one of the main reasons were to hunt the bison, Many people hunted the bison. This leaded to the bison not being able to populate and became exctinct due to be hunted daily.
20% of the Boreal Plains is used for agriculture, farming wheat and corn etc.
About an estimated 79% of the Boreal Plains is taken up by forests, which means that lots of timber and wood is exported from the Boreal Plains ecozone.
Another problem was that agricultural emissions from driving tractors and equipment used in heating and drying grain. The effects of this are an increasing of carbon dioxide in the air which affects our breathing.
Boreal Plains National Parks
The Boreal Plains has 4 national parks, which are:

1. Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park, Alberta

2.Elk Island National Park

3.North of Valleyview, Alberta

4.Wood Buffalo National Park
More Information
More about the Animals and Vegetation
BOREAL PLAINS
THE END
By: Gabriela and Rony
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