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Regional Breakdowns, The Northern Forests

primary products, central Canada, northern Wisconsin, shipping routes, Great Lakes

While the physical characteristics of the Northern Forests region extend through much of central Canada and Alaska, the portion that lies within the contiguous United States is limited to the upper Great Lakes area. This region includes much of northeastern Minnesota as well as northern Wisconsin and Michigan.

The common characteristics that make the Northern Forests a distinctive region are its vast forests and its abundant rivers and lakes. The regionís economy focuses on the export of a few primary products via the shipping routes of the Great Lakes.

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