Wisconsin: Wildlife, Geology, And the Economic Impact

Posted by admin | Uncategorized | Posted on January 17th, 2012

Wisconsin is located in the northern part of the United States and is considered to be part of the Midwest. It is the 23rd largest state, with 65,497.82 square miles of land covering five geographic regions. The northern region is called Lake Superior Lowlands and is a parcel of land along Lake Superior. The region directly south is named the Northern High and has hardwood and coniferous woodland, along with 1,500,000 acres of national state forest. Located in the center of the state is the Central Plains region.Confused? Here ‘s a little help . This region is known for its interesting sandstone formations found in the Dells of the Wisconsin River. The Eastern Ridges and Lowlands is the region to the southeast where many of Wisconsin’s larger cities are located. The fifth and last region in the southwest of the state is the Western Upland. This region is a mixture of rich forest, farmland, and many cliffs along the Mississippi River.

Because the state has many acres of woodland and natural forests, and is surrounded to the north and east by water, the wildlife in Wisconsin is quite abundant. This includes Black Bear, Timber Wolves, White-tail Deer, Elk, Bobcat, Wild Turkeys and Water Fowl.

There are a total of 6 major bays located in Wisconsin with many waterways and inlets flowing from the large lakes and bays. Green Bay is one of the largest located in the Eastern Ridges and Lowlands region, at 120 miles long and 10 miles wide. Pokegama Bay is one of the smallest bays and is located in the far northwest corner of the state in the Lake Superior Lowlands.

Wisconsin’s diverse system of natural bays and inlets impact the economy by allowing commercial vessels to enter the waterways and deliver their goods to the Midwest and beyond.

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