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    Cypress Hills

    Ranching became important in the area after the Canadian Pacific Railway arrived at MAPLE CREEK in 1883. Beginning in 1906, part of the Cypress Hills was protected as a federal forest reserve. RESOURCE RIGHTS were transferred to the provinces in 1930.

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    Prairies are a form of grassland reflecting the depositional features of the Wisconsinan glaciation. While often considered featureless flatlands, they actually contain great diversity. Topography ranges from broad undulating plains to rolling hills and plateaus, often dissected by beautiful valleys and escarpments.

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