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Ecology of the Rocky Mountains

In the Rockies, like everywhere else, everything is connected. The rocks form the foundation upon which plant communities spring. Wildlife populations are, in turn, governed by the mixture of landscape and available food sources.  

This collection of landscape, plants and animals forms a habitat, and for those species adapted to the habitat, itís home.  

Define the Canadian Rockies. Just how do we define the Canadian Rockies? Click the above link to get a clearer look at the definitions and boundaries.

Life Zones / EcoRegions. Any discussion of mountain ecology must begin with an understanding of the various ecoregions that make up the Rocky Mountain Landscape.

Plant Communities. Learn the most common plant communities in the Rocky Mountains. These communities are a combination of landscape, climate, elevation and a multitude of other environmental factors.


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