Colorado Life Zones: Seasons, Plants, & Animals
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Montane Forests Life Zone: Seasons, Plants, & Animals
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Montane Forests Life Zone General Information

General Information

Montane Forests Life Zone Through the Seasons

Through the Seasons

Montane Forests Life Zone Mountain Pine Beetle

Mountain Pine Beetle

Montane Forest Life Zone Awesome Adaptations Awesome Adaptations

Montane Forests Life Zone Plants and Trees

Plants and Trees

Montane Forests Life Zone  Mammals

Mammals

Montane Forests Life Zone Birds

Birds

Montane Forests Life Zone Reptiles and Amphibians

Reptiles & Amphibians

Colorado Life Zones General information Interactive Life Zone Diagram Colorado Life Zones Maps Semidesert Shrublands Life Zone West CO Shortgrass Prairie or Plains Life Zones Foothills Woodlands and Shrublands Montane Forests Life Zone Subalpine Life Zone Alpine Life Zone Riparian Life Zones
Montane Forests Life Zone General Information

The elevation of the montane forests life zone is from about 8,000 to 10,000 ft above sea level.    You can tell that you are getting higher in the mountains by the cooler temperatures, the dense mountain forests, and by the increased precipitation throughout the year. On the map the life zone map below it is labeled as dark green.

Montane Forests: Aspen Forests
Montane Forests: Aspen & Pine Forests
Montane Forests Life Zone General Information Aspen and Pine Montane Forest
Aspen Forest in the Fall Aspens tuning color in the fall
Montane Forests Winter Montane Forests Winter
Montane Forests in the Fall
The Many Colors of the Fall Aspen Leaves
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