Climate Change in National Parks

Riding Mountain National Park

Introduction

Riding Mountain National Park was established in 1929, it is located in Manitoba (geocentriod: 50.86°N 100.08°W). Riding Mountain National Park is a great adventure you can share with family and friends or even with your school. The size of the park is 2973 km2 giving you so much activities and history to learn

Activites

You can have great Adventures with the tours and activities that include; boat tours, fishing, geocaching, horseback riding tours, biking tours, snowmobiling and so much more. Riding Mountain National Park is a great place to go for a fun and adventurous trip.

About Riding Mountain National Park

Location: Manitoba

Geocentric Location: 50.86°N, 100.08°W

Size: 2973 km2

Ecozone: Boreal Plains

Riding Mountain National Park of Canada - Timeless, captivating, and inspiring.

Features

The important features of Riding Mountain National Park include; The Southern Boreal Plains and Plateux Natural Region, the Fescue Prairie, the Shoal Lake Marsh Community the snake hibernacula, the Okanesse Cemetery and of course the Manitoba Escarpment.
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Projected Climate Change

Temperature (°C)

Spring: 2.0 - 8.0

Summer: 1.0 - 6.0

Fall: 2.0 - 4.0

Winter: 2.0 - 8.0

Precipitation (%) ( how much it decreases/increases)

Spring: 4.0 - 26.0

Summer: -29.0 - 18.0

Fall: -7.0 - 24.0

Winter: -9.0 - 14.0

Impact Of Climate Change On National Park

If we keep contributing to global warming we will slowly start changing our atmosphere.

These are some predicted changes that will happen in Riding Mountain National Park.

Regional Warming In Climate

  • Warmer spring temperatures will lead to higher spring precipitations
  • Faster snow melt
  • Runoff will increase by about 16%
  • Run off will increase soil and riverbanks erosion and sedimentation
Trees Growth Rate Increases (Boreal Forest)
  • Initial burst of tree growth under global warming
  • Studies has shown an increase in photosynthesis activity
  • Unknown on how will tress respond to an increase in carbon dioxide
Not Only Vegetation Will Be Affected But Also Wildlife
  • Non-hibernating mammals will be affected by factors like reduced thermal snow protection
  • Larger mammals will be affected by the disturbance of modification to the landscape and habitat they live in.
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