Mountains Majesty: Ecosystems of the Rocky Mountains

by: Elizabeth Rieben, Betsy Wooster, and Leah Quesenberry

Traveling from the East, one can see the towering snow-covered peaks of the Rocky Mountains long before reaching foothills. But to fully appreciate these mountains, one must venture into them and experience up close the colorful bursts of summer wildflowers, the glittering leaves of the quaking aspen, the cold clear alpine streams and lakes, and the distinctive sweet scent of the ponderosa pine. Scientists from the Bureau of Land Management provide an in-depth look at the management issues and diversity of plants, animals, and habitats of the Rocky Mountains.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 11/1/2004Stock # sc04_042_03_35Volume 042Issue 03

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