Welcome To The Intermountain Region Page

The Intermountain Region covers many various areas between the ocean coast and the Rocky Mountains. Its many wetlands, rivers, and lakes provide habitats for many birds. The Intermountain Region is a home to a massive 1.6 million breeding ducks and over 100,000 over-wintering ducks, geese, and swans. There is an actively working group called Ducks Unlimited Canada that is working in this region to conserve the wetland's habitat. The work is being done in cooperation with many government, non-government , and industry organizations.The Region also provides habitat for the majority of the world's Barrow's Goldeneye, as well as significant numbers of bufflehead,hooded merganser and approximately 250,000 breeding mallard ducks.Most of the region is dry, although in different areas of the region, the temperatures are different and the landscape is different as well. It is also thinly populated, With reasons being people don't have the proper necessities to live there along with the proper food supply. This is a good thing because then the land is left alone for the animals to enjoy, and it leaves the environment in a beautiful state.



This Video Helps Show The Landscapes in the dryer areas of The Intermountain Region


Information On The Intermountain Region:

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This is the topography, many mountains but but very flat. This also shows that the rivers flow through.


Topography:

A wide variet of mountains but the terrain is fairly flat. Mountains and plateaus do not usally get to the sea. But they do flow into somewhat salty lakes or flows into a desert a deep hole-like area called a sink.


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This is the climate change in Price George, one of the important cities.


Climate:

The climate depends on the location and elevation. Winters can be cold and wet or dry and hot, again it depends on the area. The southern parts of winter are are warm with not much preciptitation. The northern parts are wet snowy winters and hot dry summers.But for the most part, the majority of the Intermountain Region is dry.

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This picture shows the vegetation of the Intermountain Region. This shows the grasyy part of it.


Vegetation:

The vegetation of the Intermoutain Region is between grassland and plants that can survive in semi-desert and desert areas. The higher places are covered with pine forests. The Intermountain Region in some areas has thick woods, and has plants that can grow in the dry flat-lands.

Resources:

Coal and Iron can be mined in some areas. The forests include a lot of pine and lumber.

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British Columbia is more than 30% intermountain region.


IMPORTANT CITIES:


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Kamloops, British Columbia
This is one of B.C.'s friendliest cities, the weather is great! With lots of sunshine, and kind people. There is many activites to do there. Such as mountain biking, wildlife veiwing, rock hounding, and hiking. And if you like golf, it's quiet popular. Also there is fishing all year round! there is fly fishing in the spring to ice fishing in the winter. The lakes are beautiful, and there is much more fun exciting things to do with friends and family!

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Kelowna, Britsh Columbia

Vernon, Britsh Columbia
Nelson, Britsh Columbia
Fort Nelson, British Columbia
Prince George, Britsh Columbia
Fort St. John, Britsh Columbia
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Great Salt Lake has 3 to 5 times higher salinity level than normal lakes and oceans which means it supports no fish and has a higher buoyancy.
Tucson, Arizona

Yellowstone National Park

Things to see:
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Yellowstone National park super volcano.

Summer daytime temperatures are often in the 70s (25C)


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Animals like grizzly and black bears, gray wolves, buffalo, elk, wild horses, pronghorn antelope, trumpeter swans, pelicans, eagles, and more roam around the park. There are also several zoos with a variety of animals.



Sources:

The Grassland Of The Intermoutain Region. [Online image] Available http://tourisminvenezuela.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/LosAndesMountains3.jpg, May 18, 2011
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Intermoutain west. [Online image] Available
Grand Prismatic Spring. [Online image] Available http://www.flickr.com/photos/magadelic_rock/200768544/, May 18, 2011
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intermountain_West, May 18, 2011
Topography of Intermountain Region [Online image] Available http://www.entrix.com/images/news/originals/26.jpg, May 18, 2011
Map British Columbia Intermountain Region [Online image] Available http://www.ducks.org/media/Conservation/British%20Columbia%20Intermountain/_images/Map%20British%20Columbia%20Intermountain%20Region300.jpg, May 19, 2011
Prince George B.C. [Online image] Available http://metagini.com/location/Canada/Prince%20George/14788/Pictures/, May 19, 2011
Dante's View Death Valley National Park [Online Video] Available http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GaSHUvnfd4 Date.May 19, 2011
Information on Kamloops B.C.[Online] Available ,http://www.tourismkamloops.com/home_showSection_ID_1.html, May 20, 2011
Kelowna. [Online image] Available http://www.openhousekelowna.com/images/ckeditor-images/kelowna(2).jpg, May 20, 2011
Kamloops Lake. [Online image] Available http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/3802575.jpg, May 20, 2011
Utah Great Salt Lake Region [Online image] Available http://www.planetware.com/i/photo/utah-great-salt-lake-region-ut566.jpg, May 20, 2011


Evaluation: (32/50)

  • Represent the region in the following ways: (15/20)
    • Interesting Intro...
    • Topography Lacks clarity... flat and mountainous???
    • Vegetation again, lacks understanding about the vegetation that exists and where it grows
    • Climate could be more detailed...the climate varies greatly from the North to the South because of latitude... explain that
    • Resources be more specific by using examples...where is the coal and iron... what about all the farms and orchards in the Okanagan
    • Important Cities Details about some cities, nothing about others
    • Things to Do
  • Provide at least one map of your region.(2/5) where are the climographs from??? use a map.... where are the important cities??? use a map
  • Find appropriate imagesthat represent various characteristics of your region. (8/10) other images could add understanding about resources or things to do...Good video and captions
    • Make sure images are accompanied by captions.
  • Use climographs of areas in your region and explain how they illustrate the climate conditions.(2/5) Climograph of Prince George is in the North... What about one from the South.... and explain what they mean
  • Explain how various aspects of the region will influence people visiting this land. (0/5)
  • Cite your Resources using the appropriate format. (5/5) Very Good!