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By Dennis H. Knight, George P. Jones, William A. Reiners, William H. Romme

Many changes—some discouraging, others hopeful—have happened within the Rocky Mountain area because the first variation of this generally acclaimed booklet was once released. natural world habitat has develop into extra fragmented, once-abundant sage grouse are actually scarce, and wooded area fires happen extra often. whilst, wolves were effectively reintroduced, and new techniques to conservation were followed. For this up-to-date and extended moment version, the authors supply a hugely readable synthesis of study undertaken long ago 20 years and handle vital questions: How can ecosystems be used in order that destiny generations take advantage of them as we've? How will we count on and adapt to weather alterations whereas retaining organic diversity?

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They are usually composed of erosion-resistant southeast of Rock Springs, Gooseberry Creek badlands sandstones and limestones (fig. 3). The vegetation is east of Meteetsee, Hell’s Half Acre west of Casper, the distinctive, primarily because of a coarse, rocky sub- Honeycomb Buttes northeast of Rock Springs, and the strate with very little soil and because of drifting snow. Wind River badlands near Dubois). Other topographic Shrublands dominated by mountain-mahogany, big features in the lowlands are sand dunes, arroyos (gul- sagebrush, and skunkbush are common, as are wood- lies), buttes, playas, deflation hollows, mima mounds, lands characterized by juniper, limber pine, and pon- glacial moraines, hogback ridges, bajadas (alluvial and derosa pine (see fig.

5), where big sagebrush often is restricted to Periodic droughts characterize the mountains as well 10 in mm and summer rainfall occur in the eastern grasslands places where snowdrifts develop. 16 in J MONTH D Present-Day Environments and Climate Change Fig. 7. Average maximum temperatures, 1981–2010. The highest maximum temperatures correspond approximately with the longest frost-free periods and the highest rates of potential evapotranspiration. 10 The July mean annual low temperature is 55°F on the plains and near freezing in the alpine zone, where frost at night is common even in the summer (fig.

43 About 2,700 years ago, more arid conditions returned, as indicated by the absence of Fig. 9. Bushy-tailed woodrats are 11–18 inches long. About half their length is tail. The rodents gather identifiable plant materials for their nests, which may persist for more than 10,000 years. The nests are known as middens. Photo by Phil Dotson / Science Source. limber pine, presumably because it could not survive the droughts. Utah juniper and curlleaf mountain-mahogany became more common, both of which are abundant around the middens now.

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