Why The Lowlands?
What is the Lowlands Physiographic Province, and why does the Lowlands Bigfoot Research Group focus exclusively on this geographic area? We are investigating the existence of Bigfoot in North America. North America is huge! Concentrating our efforts on a sub-region of North America gives our group a well defined and familiar environment for our research. By being systematic and purely science based in our approach we hope to encourage other groups to contribute to a continent-wide study of the relict hominid typically known as Bigfoot.
The Lowlands is our home turf. Each of us has already spent several years conducting research in the Lowlands. We draw on our vast experience here when choosing locations to investigate. We recognize clues in the landscape that others might miss. We are able to focus more effectively on clues in the landscape where we know Bigfoot populations exist. Our investigators get meaningful results because we have extensive knowledge of our study areas. Because we have conducted Bigfoot research in the Central Lowlands for many years, we have accumulated a large body of data that we continue to analyze and that informs our current lines of research.
The United States has twenty-five physiographic provinces. Here is a map of the major provinces provided by the US National Park Service:
Physiographic provinces are defined by the environment that they encompass. Bedrock affects surface topography. Streams take on characteristics controlled by the underlying geology and soils. Climate plays a major part in landscape formation. It’s basically all about the environment!
A physiographic province is defined by its uniform environmental features. Each province represents a unique set of environmental features that are quantifiable. Observational data related to the occurrence of Bigfoot within the Central Lowlands Province will allow systematic comparative analyses with other provinces. Based on the knowledge gained by the LBRG, comparative studies between provinces can potentially provide greater definition and understanding of Bigfoot populations in North America. Our hope is that the research conducted by the LBRG becomes a model for similar studies in other geographic provinces, leading eventually to unified scientific study and theory building, and the official recognition and protection of Bigfoot as a species in North America.
Lowlands Bigfoot Research Group