This book is explores a relatively small, but interesting andanomalous, region of Alberta between the North Saskatchewan and theBattle Rivers. The Beaver Hills arose where mountain glaciers from thewest met continental ice-sheets from the east. An overview of thehills' physiography helps us to grasp the complexity anddiversity of landscapes, soil types, and vegetation communities.Ecological themes, such as climatic cycles, ground water availability,vegetation succession and the response of wildlife, and the impact offires, shape the possibilities and provide the challenges to those whohave called the region home or used its varied resources: Indians,Metis, and European immigrants.
The Beaver Hills Country
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