Alpine Tundra ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK

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In additon to the tundra environment, the park encompasses subalpine forests, montane forests, mountain meadows and shrublands, and riparian environments. The different characteristics of the west and east sides of the park offer a chance to appreciate the effects of orographic precipitation on plant and animal life.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



Image: Tundra of Flattop Mtn.


Trip 6 - Heartland
  1. Missouri Botanical Garden
  2. Onondaga Cave State Park
  3. Konza Prairie (LTER Site)
  4. Cheyenne Bottoms/
    Quivera National Wildlife Refuge
  5. Sedgwick County Zoo, Wichita
  6. Pawnee National Grassland (LTER Site)
  7. Rocky Mounatin National Park
  8. Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
  9. Platte River Valley
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North Central Colorado [40.5oN, 105.7oW]


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