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The Hudson Bay Arctic Lowlands

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By: Madeline Roy, Kristina Wood, & Jordyne Rose Hudson Bay Arctic Lowlands Location Economic Value Economic activities in both ecozones include: Climate The Arctic Lowlands have a very harsh climate
The temperature in the arctic can be less than -20 degrees year round Wildlife Mammals: Human Impacts * Vegetation -Most of the Arctic lowlands is sparsely vegetated with a lot of bare, lifeless areas, but the less common wet areas of the arctic lowlands have more vegetation.

-In areas with lots of wind, trees grow horizontally.

-In the Eastern part of the Hudson Bay lowlands it is very barren and there are barely any trees.
This area is a mix of both forest and tundra.

-More inland there are dense forests with spruce, poplar and birch trees Hunting/Trapping
Fishing
Mineral Exploration
Travel/Tourism
Forestry In the Hudson Bay Arctic Lowlands has long frigid winters and short warm summers. Polar bears, beluga whale, woodland caribou, arctic fox, moose, and some others make up the wildlife. Melissa arctic and arctic blue butterfly. Bugs Fish Northern pike, brook stickleback, walleye and brook trout. Birds: Blackpoll warbler, sandhill crane, greater yellowlegs and lesser yellowlegs, snow goose, solitary sandpiper, hudsonian godwit and willow ptarmigan. Polar bears play a huge role in The Hudson Bay Arctic Lowlands, and they are becoming extinct. * Global Warming Soil The soil in both the Arctic and Hudson Bay lowlands is very moist and poorly drained. The soil has a lot of marine and glacial sediments in it that makes up a peat. Because of this soil type, and fluctuating temperatures, the ground in the Hudson Bay lowland has a sort of polygonal pattern. Description Hudson Bay Arctic Lowlands are mostly flat plains and a ton of water. * Mostly sedimentary rock * very swamp-like and cold Geologic History The Hudson Bay lowlands were created in the Paleozoic era around 542 million years ago. It was repeatedly glaciated during the Pleistocene causing the very moist, peaty land there is today. It is made mostly out of sedimentary rock. The Hudson Bay lowlands were created near the end of the last ice age. Location (cont.) The Arctic Lowlands are scattered across Canada's far north. They are located between the Canadian Shield and Innuitian region.
Occupy the majority of Canada's arctic BUT REMEMBER: Most of the economy of this region comes from the mining, lumber, and fishing industries The Hudson Bay Arctic Lowlands are located between the Canadian Shield and the southern shores of Hudson Bay and James Bay
The Hudson Bay Arctic Lowlands are the largest Wetland of Canada Our Symbol: These bodies of water are used for the fishing, and there are a ton of them. But Remember: some of these animals blend really well into their surroundings and are hard to find.
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