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5. 1. Alpine. Prairie. Colorado Life Zones. 2. Foothills. 3. Montane. 4. Subalpine. 6. Riparian. Colorado Life Zones. Alpine 11,500 +ft. Sub alpine 10,000 – 11,500 ft. Montane 8,000 – 10,000 ft. Foothills 5,500 – 8,000 ft. Riparian. Plains 3,500 – 5,500 ft.

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Colorado life zones

5.

1.

Alpine

Prairie

Colorado Life Zones

2.

Foothills

3.

Montane

4.

Subalpine

6.

Riparian


Colorado Life Zones

Alpine

11,500 +ft.

Sub alpine

10,000 – 11,500 ft.

Montane

8,000 – 10,000 ft.

Foothills

5,500 – 8,000 ft.

Riparian

Plains

3,500 – 5,500 ft.


Influences on the life zones
Influences on the Life Zones

  • Elevation

  • Climate

  • Soils (Dirt)

  • Threats

  • Animals

  • Plants

  • Food Web



Alpine Life Zone

Alpine

11,500 +ft.

Subalpine

10,000 – 11,500 ft.

Montane

8,000 – 10,000 ft.

Foothills

5,500 – 8,000 ft.

Riparian

Plains

3,500 – 5,500 ft.


What is it like in the alpine
What Is It Like In The Alpine?

Coldest Life Zone with VERY strong winds. 12-20 inches of snow falls per year. Snow gets moved around by the winds.

Climate

Temperature

Around freezing every night of the year.

Geography

Highest life zone. Located above subalpine and above treeline.

Soils

Very shallow soils. Soils are mostly made up of rocks and plant roots.



Plants of the Alpine zone are small in size and hug the ground.

This is so they are protected from the cold temperatures, snow and strong winds!



Picas are farmers! ground.

Yellow-bellied Marmot


Ptarmagins change colors like the snowshoe rabbits. ground.

Who are these ptarmagins hiding from?



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