Nyirfa Harron-Assessment of climate change on the agricultural resources of the Canadian Prairies

“Since the settlement of the prairies in the 19th and early 20th centuries, land use and farming
practices have evolved to match the various climates and soil types on the prairies and adapted to
changing markets, technology and transportation systems. The abandonment of farms in the
Special Areas of Alberta during the early 1920s and southwestern Saskatchewan in the 1930s,
provides evidence of these adjustment processes.