The midlands of Strata are the sloped regions between the cloud layer (marking the boundary to the highlands) and the flatter terrain at the base of the plateau-continents. The boundry between midlands and lowlands is often more difficult to discern than the boundary between midlands and highlands. The midlands are almost continually shrouded in cloud, ranging between a cloudy (at best) to foggy (at worst) day on Earth. Dim sunlight but otherwise pleasant and with more frequent rain than on old Earth. The midlands originally hosted an assortment of native plants but proved ideal for alpine species of trees and were easily developed into thriving forests. Forestry and water collection are the primary industries in those regions.