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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

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 Life Zone


Colorado life zones

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.


What kinds of plants grow in the alpine

What kinds of plants grow in the Alpine?

?


Colorado life zones

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!


What kinds of animals live in the alpine

What kinds of animals live in the Alpine?

?


Colorado life zones

Picas are farmers!

Yellow-bellied Marmot


Colorado life zones

Ptarmagins change colors like the snowshoe rabbits.

Who are these ptarmagins hiding from?


Alpine food web

Alpine Food Web


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