Chapter 5: Vegetation
In southern and west central
Individual animals are too small to appear on all except very large-scale images. However, some animals (e.g. beaver) profoundly affect drainage systems.
5.14: Natural Vegetation in North Central Riding Mountain National Park
The Vermilion River 1 drains north and is joined by a right bank tributary 2 which is in turn joined by tributaries from the east (3 and 4). The landscape is covered by mixed-woods with light-toned deciduous trees: aspen (Populus tremuloides), balsam (Populus balsamifera), and birch (Betula papyrifera) in the west 5. Rounded crowns produce a mottled texture 6. In the south 7 dark-toned coniferous trees—black spruce (Picea mariana) and white spruce (Picea glauca)—are more common, and in the northeast many isolated coniferous trees are identified from their dark tone and triangular shadows 8. Along the
The only evidence of human influence is a trail (The Strathclair Trail) 12 trending north/south across the region. This is a warden patrol trail. A small star-shaped area 13 west of the Vermilion defies easy explanation.
Figure 5.14: Natural Vegetation in North Central Riding Mountain National Park
Vertical air photograph: A20375-179
Flight height: 10,320 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 152.47 mm
Date: May 21, 1968
Location: Township 22; Ranges 20 and 21W1
Map sheets: 1:250,000 62K Riding Mountain
1:125,000 MCR 207 Riding Mountain National Park