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The Interior Plains

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The Interior Plains contains many cities, but they still are primarily undeveloped. The main source of revenue comes from the agricultural industry ( aka: farming ); crops such as: wheat, barley, oats , flax, canola, mustard, potatoes, corn and sugar beets and livestock such as: cattle, pigs and poultry. The mass production of wheat incurred the nickname “ Canada’s Breadbasket”.The agricultural aspect of the plains also serve as a source of tourist attractions, events like, the Calgary Stampede.

The mining industry also makes up a huge part of the Interior Plain’s income, mostly fuel products such as: natural gas, oil, coal, potash copper, zinc, gold and uranium. Additionally, the resources are refined and/or created into new merchandise, adding to the total income of the area. Finally, the forestry in the area functions as both tourist attractions, and a source of fuel for the lumber industry. Transportation around the region is quite easy since the land is relatively flat, making it accessible by train, truck, planes and the somewhat controversial pipelines. All of these resources are essential in Canada and the US’s economic growth.

The Interior Plains

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Red fox
Arctic fox
Grizzly bears
Economic Geography
-Cretaceous area, western interior seaway
-Plates stable for past 500 million years
-Continental divide, rivers flow west
-Plains slope west to east
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Mainly grassland
Bluestem, Porcupine, June
Fir, Pine, Spruce
Boreal and tundra toward the Arctic
Polar opposite weather
Winter longer than summer
Negative 30°C to over 30°C
Continental region
6,935 km from equator
Minimal precipitation
- The Interior Plains contains many cities
- Revenue comes from Farming
-Livestock and Crops
- Revenue from Mining
- Oil, natural gas, coal, uranium, and more
- Revenue also from Lumber industry
- Forestry
- Revenue from tourism
- Stampedes, rodeos, agricultural events, rockies, drumheller, giant farms and more
-Transportation is made easy because land is so flat making it versatile

Environmental Geography

There are two main environmental issues in the Interior Plains right now, the result of the forestry and agricultural industry; though they both help humans, the two industries are cutting off the possibility for many animals to survive. The logging industry has grown enormously, and in the process has become a more efficient way of stripping animals homes from them. Some animals are quite close to extinction as a product the industry. Another part of the forestry industry is the creation of dams for hydroelectricity, making it almost impossible for many fish to continue their life cycle, and migrate.

The agricultural industry has converted the prairies almost entirely into farmland which provides lots of product, though it has resulted in the loss of many animals habitats and food supply. The Interior Plains varied, unpredictable weather can include droughts, flooding, tornadoes, hail, dust storms, blizzards and ice storms. This uncertain weather can inflict major damage, affecting crops, land and water sources,
which poses an environmental problem that
can’t really be stopped.

- The main environmental problems come from farming and agricultural industry
- Cutting down forests takes land from animals
- Dams stop fish from migrating
- Farming strips animals of homes and food
- Terrible weather like blizzards and droughts affect both humans and animals
Evidence that it was first found by Clovis people
traced back to 11,000 years ago
First Nations
Blackfoot, Blood, Peigan, Tsuu T'ina
North West Mounted Police (now the RCMP) set up a fort in 1875
Commander at the time, Captain Brisebois, named the place after himself, Fort Brisebois
Renamed to Fort Calgary in 1876
Good place due to two rivers being near it
Eventually became a city.
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Placed on an economic divide between productive farmlands of central Alberta and vast, resource-rich northern land.
Built near North Saskatchewan River
Geographical center of the province
Evidence that people lived here in 3000 to 500 BC
Europeans first came in 1795
Fort Edmonton soon became the dominant center of the fur trade.

Human Geography
Human Geography
Winnipeg is located at the ideal place.
Focal point of rivers
Amazing transportation
Good for hunting, fishing, trading, and agriculture
Rivers reached far.
Assiniboine, Ojibway, Anishinaabe, Mandan, Sioux, Cree, Lakota.
First fort was built in 1738
Fort Rouge
Later abandoned
First European fort built in 1809
Fort Gibraltar
Lake Agassiz
Did you know that a large area of the Interior Plains was once covered by a huge lake?
Human Geography
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