Less than a year later the park was re-designated a National Park. In subsequent years Olympic National Park was also be designated an International Biosphere Reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Must See Sites There are very few roads in the park, so travel down as many possible. Just sticking to site on the roads will allow you to see every environment this magnificent park has to offer. Temperate Rainforest The heavy rains (150 inches a year) are famous in the Pacific Northwest and have created a lush, mossy and primeval-looking forest of enormous trees.
Wild Raspberry, Black-eyed Susans, Clover, Goldenrod, and Trilliums are widespread in forest ecosystems. Thickets and abandoned fields are h... ... middle of paper ... ...l Shield Ecozone consist of, but are not restricted to Striped Skunk and Bowhead whale. Human activities in both ecozones are similar yet different. The Mixedwood Plains Ecozone is the most densely populated ecozone in the country, with its major cities being Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City, Hamilton, Windsor and London. In 2004, the Mixedwood Plains had a population of 15.6 million, as well as a GDP of $325 billion.
Even though the parks were created to have protection from the people, visitor is most definitely allowed to visit and enjoy the natural beauty of the parks as long as a few rules are followed. There are hundreds of parks across the U.S. where people can come and visit these rather large pieces of paradise. Yellowstone National Park was the first national park in the U.S., located mostly in Wyoming but also stretching into Montana and Idaho. It was established by congress and signed by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1 of 1872. It is known for the very large quantity of geysers, bear, and wild buffalo.
RAINFORESTS What are the Rain forests? A rain forest can be merely defined as a evergreen forest inhabiting a tropical region, filled with a wide variety of plants and animals, with an annual rainfall of at least 2.5 meters. Simply speaking, they are the richest, oldest, most productive ecosystems on earth. An ecosystem is a living community together with its environment, together both functioning as a unit. Biologist, Norman Myers, states "rainforests are the finest celebration of nature ever known to the planet" (1).
The Champion Lands The former Champion Lands of Vermont consist of 132,000 acres in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. The Northeast Kingdom of Vermont has some of Vermont's most extensive areas of relitively remote and wild lands. A substantial portion of the Champion Lands are located in the the Nulhegan Basin, an extensive area of northern lowland forest and wetlands ringed by hills and mountians of moderatr elevation and drained by the Nulhegan River. The Champion Lands of Vermont are part of a larger system known as the Northern Forest. Stretching 400 miles from Lake Ontario to the Atlantic Ocean, the Northern Forest covers more than 25 million acres across New York's Tug Hill plateau and Adirondack Mountains and includes nearly all of northern Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.
Approximately 29 million board-feet of timber are taken annually from the forest (1 million board-feet builds about 100 two-thousand square foot homes). Harvesting is selected and carried out carefully to improve recreational facilities, create trails and vistas, improve wildlife habitat and provide wood products. The White Mountain National Forest is also one of the most heavily visited forests in the national system, with over 6 million visitors each year. Visitors enjoy backpacking, swimming, camping, snowmobiling, scenic driving, skiing and dogsledding. The forest is also the home of the state’s tallest peak, the 6,280’ Mount Washington.
The bald cypress is a large, slow growing but long-lived deciduous conifer. It frequently reaches 100 to 120 feet in height and 3 to 6 feet in diameter (United States Department of Agriculture). The bald cypress is a massive tree that can live for hundreds and even thousands of years. “Individual trees have been reported up to 1,200 years old in Georgia and South Carolina” (Coladonato, 1992). The bald cypress is well known for its garnishing moss.
The Shield's N portion is a treeless plain with permanently frozen subsoil; in its S section are forests. Extending from the Shield's W border to the Canadian Rockies are prairies more than 800mi (1,288km) wide that yield wheat, the dominant crop, and are centers of livestock raising. W Canada is a land of mountains with fishing, agriculture, and lumbering as important industries. With the development of major oil and natural gas deposits since the 1950s in the W, the now-dominant energy industry has resulted in dramatic economic growth there, and made Canada a major oil-producing country. The E provinces provide rich farm lands, forests, coal mines, and major fishing sources along the long coastline.
Elevation ranges from 2000m to more than 7000 m and the area is dominated in the east by Minyak Gangkar (7590m) (Ch. Gongga Shan). The steep slopes are mostly covered by coniferous forest, and the region contains China's largest forest resource. Nowadays this vast region, is divided for political and historical reasons between four Chinese provinces and comprises 47 counties . The region was characterised by its very rich biodiversity and in a few locations the untouched ecosystems are among the most diverse living assemblies in Asia (Ogilvie 1996 Smil 1984).
There are various types of vegetation in Mount Revelstoke. On both sides of the lake, I have shown dense forests made up of Douglas fir, Engelmann spruce, Lodgepole pine, and Trembling Aspen. At the lowest elevations, precipitation mainly falls as rain year-round, resulting in the world’s only temperate inland rainforest. It includes species like western red cedar, western hemlock, Devil’s club, and other old By: Jessie Zhang growth. This is shown on the very right side of my poster.