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The Interior Plains
Transcript of The Interior Plains
If I could choose between living in an urban city or in these Interior Plains, I would desire to live in the Plains. It's a beautiful, lively, open-ended, and spectacular region!"
The Plains have fairly flat lands with low hills. This land is best known for farming and planting crops. "I plant oats, barley, wheat, sugar beets, canola, flax, mustard, potatoes and corn. During the harvest season, I get lots of buyers who yearn for freshly harvested crops! The money I make is used for my family and me to buy goods and materials." Says farmer Ben, living in Saskatchewan. As the plains stretch towards the east, they become into different elevations of land.
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A Vast Location
Region Of The Week: Interior Plains
Coal, natural gas, oil, gas gypsum and potassium are just some of the natural resources located in the Interior Plains. These resources are widely spread around the plains.
The Interior Plains, a vast region, neighbors the Western Cordillera to its right, and Canadian Shield to it's left. The Interior Plains covers much of Alberta, Northwest Territories, southern Saskatchewan, and southwestern Manitoba.
The Plains stretches north of Canada all the way to the south, covering 1/4 of Canada.
Beautiful daffodils grow during the spring enlightening the life of the plains.
Climate and Weather
The flat lands, are perfect for farming. Tall grass, and rich soil create a perfect environment for crops to grow on.
The Interior Plains can be an unforgiving place. With brutal winters, fickle springs and searing hot summers. "Every few years or so, unexpectedly, we get droughts, my crops are always but to a potential threat." Says farmer Dave. Living in the Interior Plains ever since childhood, Dave knows more than everything about the Plains. Winters are very cold, but short. The summers are long, and hot.
The Winters are cold, harsh, but short.
All crops are 'sleeping' as the harvest season (Fall) just finished. The plants await the snow.
Dry, hot and long summers thirst the crops as the grow through droughts, sometimes least amount of rain.
In the ravishing plains, there are countless amounts of wildlife. Existing in the Interior Plains are: elk, foxes, muskrats, cows, spruce, grouse, grizzly bears, brown bears, horses, bison, caribou, wolves, rabbits, deer, antelopes, hundreds of types of birds and more!
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REFERENCES & PICTURES
the canadian encyclopedia.com
Beautiful tourism is here, at the plains.
The parks in Alberta:
Banff National Park
Elk Island National Park
Jasper National Park
Waterton Lakes National Park
The parks in Manitoba:
Riding Mountain National Park
Wapusk National Park
The parks in Saskatchewan:
Grasslands National Park
Prince Albert National Park
Lots of tourism takes place in this vast land!
This is not a unique region, as grasslands or prairies can be found in North America, Australia, and other continents...
The Costal Plains and the Interior Plains are similar, and different:
-Varies on elevations and low relief
-Low elevation and low relief
- Fairly flat
- Fairly flat
-On boarders of countries
-surrounded by other land
Land of the Interior Plains isn't completely flat. There are 3 levels of elevation, each lowering as the land goes east!
DID YOU KNOW?
Some of the Native Tribes that used to reside in the Interior Plains are: