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ALPINE - refers to high mountain areas above the timberline (where trees cease to inhabit extremely cold environments).

Also see: ALPINE ZONE ENVIRONMENT

More information:

Vegetation of Yosemite National Park
Vegetation zones (see map) range from scrub and chaparral communities at lower elevations, to subalpine forests and alpine meadows at the higher elevations. ...

Wildlife of Yosemite National Park
Also, the treeless alpine habitats are the areas favored by Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep. This species, however, is now found in the Yosemite area only ...

Grand Canyon Plants
... along with several species of perennial grasses, groundsels, yarrow, cinquefoil, lupines, sedges, and asters, brave the sub-alpine climate. ...

Water in Yosemite National Park
Above 9600 feet, alpine and subalpine zones have little vegetation and low soil permeability. From 8000 to 9600 feet, the upper montane zone has limited ...

American Kestrel - Birds, Wildlife in the Mojave Desert
American Kestrels are found in a variety of habitats including open fields, forest edges and openings, alpine zones, grasslands, marshes, open areas on ...

Colorado River Watershed
A group of little alpine lakes, that receive their waters directly from perpetual ... This river, like the Grand, has its sources in alpine lakes fed by ...

Yosemite National Park photo tour
The valley's sheer walls and flat floor evolved as alpine glaciers lumbered through the canyon of the Merced River. The ice carved through weaker sections ...


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