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Glossary

The Glossary used for this Edukit will be the same one used on the main website People of the Boreal Forest.

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underbrush:
Shrub, grass, and plant growth that grows along the floor of a forest.
upstream:
In the direction against the flow of the water in a stream.
upwind:
Against the direction of the wind. Hunted game will seek a safe place to rest downwind from the suspected direction approach of predators.
watermark; water-line:
A mark or stain visible on trees, shrubs, and lake or river banks that has been caused by water; an indicator of the seasonal level of lakes and rivers. To build a cabin above the water-line.
waterway:
A traditional route travelled by hunters and trappers; a channel which is travelled by boat.
webbing:
The material laced into the frame of a snowshoe. It consists of rawhide straps that have been strengthened and waterproofed with resin (the sap of trees).
whistler:
A marmot; a mammal similar but larger than a ground squirrel. Its habitat is the mountain range. Its name is derived from the whistling sound of its call.
wolf-dog:
A hybrid resulting from the mating of a wild wolf with a domestic dog.
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