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Erie Drift Plains Ecoregion
Once largely covered by a maple-beech-birch forest, much of the Erie Drift Plain is now in farms, many associated with dairy operations. The Eastern Corn Belt Plains (55), which border the region on the west, are flatter, more fertile, and therefore more agricultural. The glaciated Erie Drift Plain is characterized by low rounded hills, scattered end moraines, kettles, and areas of wetlands, in contrast to the adjacent unglaciated ecoregions (70, 62) to the south and east that are more hilly and less agricultural. Areas of urban development and industrial activity occur locally. Lake Eries influence substantially increases the growing season, winter cloudiness, and snowfall in the northernmost areas.
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Erie Drift Plains Plant Communities
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