Managing Glacial Landscapes

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Glacial Landscapes

Glacial Landscapes and the Economy

There are plenty of ways in which glacial landscapes can be used to help the economy. These include:

1.    Quarrying

If you can get your hands on a map of a glaciated area in the United Kingdom, then you will be able to see that there are a lot of quarries in glacial landscapes. This is because erosion occurred as the glaciers moved and that erosion has left a lot of rocks exposed. A lot of the time, quarries in glacial landscapes have been set up to handle limestone and granite.

2.    Forestry

Forestry is a normal thing to see among glacial landscapes. This is because evergreen forests, or coniferous forests, can cope with the cold weather that can be seen in upland areas. A lot of the time, the trees that are felled are used for timber.

3.    Agriculture

Agricultural industries tend to cope quite well among glacial landscapes. This is especially true when we take a look at sheep farming. A lot of the time, the steep slopes that can be seen among glacial landscapes are not suitable for farming animals, but sheep manage to cope quite well with them. Where glaciers have left the valley floors flat, cattle are usually kept.

Tourism

Tourism is another way in which these carved glacial landscapes can be used to benefit the economy. They always look striking, and their appearance is enough to draw tourists to them. Because of the different levels, crevices and upland features, people can take part in a variety of outdoor activities.