Land Cover of the Great Lakes
The Great Lakes sit in the middle of multiple land cover classes. A mix
of evergreen and deciduous forests and wetlands occupies nearly all
the north. Predominately deciduous forests and woody wetlands dominate
the west and south shores of Lake Superior and in Northern Michigan,
along with localized evergreen forest belts.
Nearly unbroken farmlands
fill most of the southern half of the region as far east as central Ohio
on the U.S. side of the border. They extend all the way to Montreal and beyond in Canada.
Included on the map: The entire states of Wisconsin
and Michigan, most of Minnesota, Iowa, and New York, and parts of
Indiana, Illnois, and Ohio. Also on the map are quite a bit of Ontario and
Quebec as well as some of Manitoba.
Dimensions: All dimensions are approximate