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Woodlands and Shrublands

Colorado Life Zones: Seasons, Plants, & Animals

Step 1: Choose One of the Life Zones or Choices Below

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Colorado Life Zones General Information Interactive Elevation & Life Zone Diagram Colorado Maps: Life Zones and More Semidesert Shrublands (West CO) Shortgrass Plains Life Zone (East CO) Foothills Woodlands & Shrublands Montane Forests Life Zone Subalpine Life Zone Alpine Life Zone Riparian Life Zones

Foothills Life Zones: Seasons, Plants, & Animals

Step 2: Choose a Topic from the Foothills Life Zones & Scroll Down

Foothills Life Zones General Information
General Information

Foothills Life Zones Through the Seasons
Through the Seasons

Foothills Life Zones Woodlands and Shrublands
Woodlands and Shrublands

Foothills Life Zones Awesome Adaptations
Awesome Adaptations

Foothills Life Zones Plants and Trees
Plants and Trees


Foothills Life Zones Mammals

Foothills Life Zones Birds

Foothills Life Zones Reptiles and Amphibians
Reptiles & Amphibians

Foothills: Different Woodlands and Shrublands

The name "foothills" may make you think that it all looks fairly the same. However, the foothills are made up of many different types of plants and trees depending on what part of the state you are located and how high in elevation you are located. The pinyon & juniper woodlands live in the lower parts of the foothills on the western and south central part of the state. The open ponderosa pine woodlands grow on the eastern foothills of the Rocky Mountains. On both sides of the Rocky Mountains, the montane shrublands grow at the higher elevations of the foothills. The foothills are made up of many different landforms, like steep hillsides, cliffs, canyons, mesas, and plateaus.

Open Ponderosa Pine Woodlands:
Lower Foothills (East CO)

Pinyon and Juniper Woodlands:
Lower Foothills (West CO)

Open Ponderosa Pine Woodlands" Pinyon & Juniper Woodlands
Montane Shrublands Montane Shrublands

Montane Shrublands: Upper Foothills

Montane Shrublands: Upper Foothills