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Wood Buffalo National Parks

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Ashok Ahilan

on 15 November 2012

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Wild Life Wild Life There are many different types of species at Wood buffalo Naional Park from small amphibians to large mammals

Caribou
Garter Snake
Bison
Buffalo
Moose Animals Vary from: Caribou
Moose
Deer
Snakes
Bears
Wolves
Lynx
Marten
Wolverines
Brown Bats Park Information Park Information Established in 1922
Spanning from North of Alberta to the southern parts of the North West Territories.
Located in the interior plains and throughout the Canadian Shield mainly in the northern boreal plains.
Attracts 9000 people a year.
Park measures approximately 45,000km squared.(biggest park in canada) Climate Climate Very cold winters, cool summers and little precipitation.
Would be descirbed as continental climate throughout
Is generated by a mixture of warm air from the west (in the summer) that loses much of its moisture passing over the mountains, and cold, dry arctic air (in the winter).
The northern boreal forest is characterized by long, cold dark winters. During January and February it is not unusual to have the extremes of -40°C
Precipitation 214 mm rainfall, 149 cm snowfall Map Landforms Vegetation Vegetation Landforms Elevation is 210-300 meter's above sea level.
Underlain by Devonian period sedimentary bedrock, such as gypsum, halites, dolomite and limestone.
Water percolating through the soil and bedrock causes saturation of the plains surface.
Canada's only salt plains
Park Activities/Experiences Park Activities and Experiences Camping
Canoeing
Hiking
Wild Life Viewing
Fishing
Fun winter activities
Viewing of the Northern Lights
And many more Wood Buffalo National Park Some of the vegetation found in the Wood Buffalo National Park are deciduous trees also known as hardwood and coniferous trees.
Throughout the Jack Pine Forest three types berries Buffalo berry, Pricky rose and Bear berry. History Where it all came from? Created in 1922 to protect the last remaining herds of wood bison in northern Canada.
Bison were shipped to the park from Wainwright, Alberta, between 1925 and 1928. The imported bison promptly moved south of the Peace River into the Peace-Athabasca Delta area
1926- the park boundaries were expanded to include this new bison range
Archeological evidence shows that Aboriginal people have inhabited the Wood Buffalo region for more than 8000 years, long before fur traders arrived in the early 1700s Warm Air Cold Air
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