The Boreal Forest - A Global Legacy

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Description: This 48-page kit discusses how Canada’s boreal forest provides a diverse habitat for both people and animals, stimulates hundreds of thousands of jobs, and generates billions of dollars for Canada’s economy. This kit includes eight lesson plans that reveal the importance in conserving the boreal forest and its resources.
Author/Producer: Canadian Forestry Association
Topic Areas Covered: Explores the natural wealth of Canada’s boreal forest in regards to its biodiversity, social, cultural, and economic importance.
Resource Type: Curriculum
For Grade Levels: K-12
Publication Date: 2005
Length: 48 pages
Cost: Free (PDF download)
Is It Available For Loan? No
Is Training Necessary? No
Language: English and French
Educational or Informational: Educational
Recommended Enhancements:
Canada's Forests - Learning From the Past, Building for the Future
Canada's Forests - A Breath of Fresh Air
Canada's Forests - All Things Big & Small
Canada’s Forests - Source of Life
Canada’s Forests - A Fine Balance
Canada's Forests and Wetlands - Our Natural Water Filters
Canada's Boreal Forest - Tradition and Transition
Geographic Location: Canada
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Author/Producer Contact: Canadian Forestry Association
Address: P.O. Box 99
6905 Hwy. 17 West
Mattawa, ON
Phone: (705) 744-1715 ext. 609

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  • Everything is made from natural resources and natural resources must come from somewhere.
  • The gathering and processing of all natural resources have environmental impacts.
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