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Almost half of Canada is covered with forests, such as this needleleaf forest. Canada is a leading producer of timber products and produces more newsprint than any other country. Because forestry is so important to the economy in Canada, the government has introduced reforestation, or the replanting of logged forests with seedlings, to insure the regrowth of commercially logged forests.      People
Great Plains        The Great Lakes of North America are the largest chain of freshwater lakes in the world. Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, and Lake Ontario are important waterways from the United States and Canada. The Great Lakes are connected to the Atlantic Ocean by a system of rivers and canals called the St. Lawrence Seaway. This waterway system provides transportation routes for traveling and shipping within North America and to other parts of the world.
The Great Plains is a large area located in North America extending from Canada all the way to southern United States. Only short grasses and small bush-like plants cover most of the plains. Although few people live in this region, the plains are of great economic value. The flat grasslands are ideal for cattle ranching and for commercial farms that grow wheat, barley, oats, and rye. The Great Plains is one of the major wheat-growing regions in the world.     Missouri-Mississippi