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Transcript of Prairie Ecozone
-most of the prairies is covered in soil Soil Landforms Vegetation Climate Wild Life Major Cities and Human Activity The major cities in the Prairies are k Large herbivores include: •whitetail deer (a recent invader)
•moose Small carnivores include •coyote
•long tail weasel
•striped skunk •long summer days (15ºC)
•cold, long bright winter (-15C)
•wettest month are April-June
•Colder in the east
•temperatures are extreme because due to the lack of access to the ocean's buffering. Calgary
»Winnipeg Prairie landforms consist of • Kettle Ponds
•Essentially the whole prairie ecozone is flat
Lake Manitoba is the most significant landforms in the prairies Under all the rocks, water and grass consists of •Sedimentary bedrocks that hold resevoirs of oil and gas. • There are also numbers of small rivers that flow within the prairie zone •The economic structure of the
ecozone reflects a dependence on the
primary industries of agriculture,mining, gas oil extraction. Interesting place to visit in the prairies ecozone West Edmonton Mall Muttart Conservatory, Edmonton Calgary Tower Banff Calgary The Forks, Winnipeg South Saskatchewan River Rodents are numerous such as: •black-tailed prairie dog
•white-tailed jack rabbit
•Richardson’s ground squirrel
•Franklin’s ground squirrel
•thirteen-lined ground squirrel
•northern pocket gopher •olive-backed pocket mouse
•Ord's kangaroo rat
•beaver Summer fall winter spring •Beef and dairy cattle, swine, horses, chickens, and turkeys are the primary domesticated animals. •3.8 million people living in the prairie urban areas •In 1991, the Prairies Ecozone had an estimated Gross Domestic Product of roughly $91 billion, representing about 15% of Canada's total GDP. -Grasslands
-short and long grass
-blue grama grass
-spear grass -90% has been changed into crops
-prairies grow a lot of hay for animals
-lake areas are the wetlands and have more natural vegetation -rich and lively
-dark brown,dark grey and black soils
-3/4 is wet soil and 1/4 is dry
-rich grassland soils -aspen trees
-bur oak trees
-many shrubs •10% of the population are farmers Prairies Ecozone Location •The Canadian Prairies is a region in Canada.
The prairies cover the south of Alberta, Manitoba,
and Saskatchewan. Economy •Primary industries include agriculture (wheat, barley, canola, brassica, oats), and cattle and sheep ranching.
•Also, natural resources such as oil sands (Fort McMurray, Alberta) and other forms of oil production can be found on the plains.
•Secondary industries consist of the refinement of oils and agriculture processing. Prairie ecozone Protected Areas
Within this ecozone there are a number of protected areas. These include:
Elk Island National Park and
Grasslands National Park The Canadian prairies typically experience about 12 to 15 inches (300 to 380 mm) of annual precipitation in the semi-arid areas while they experience 16 to 20 inches (410 to 510 mm) in the continental regions.
Manitoba is the most humid of the three Prairie Provinces. Weather The End!! H Human Economic Activities The prairie ecozone is greatly affected by human activities. The oil, gas and mineral industries are prominent in the area. Minerals and fossil fuels generate $15 million every year in this area. These industries also have a third of the total employed people in this area.
•Mining is very important in the prairie ecozone.
• Mining in this area accounts for 46% of Canada’s total mineral activity.
Although prairies is known for their great farming lands, but there are not a lot of farmers there today. Population in the prairies In the Canada 2011 Census, the Canadian prairie provinces had a population of 5,886,906. Bibliography http://www.angelfire.com/dc2/djsee0/geou910/veg.html Culture The oldest culture in the prairies are the First Nations who have lived in the area for so long.There are also many other cultures living in the prairies including Europeans, Germans, French, scandinavian, etc. Politics The Conservative Party of Canada has supported throughout the region, the New Democratic Party holds seats at the provincial level in all three provinces and seats at the federal level in Alberta and Manitoba. The Liberal Party of Canada presently holds federal seats in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, while the Alberta Liberal Party holds provincial seats in Alberta and the Manitoba Liberal Party holds a seat in Manitoba. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Prairies Thank you for watching the prezi presentation of the prairies ecozone. http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/canadian_prairies By: Taranvir Toor