Just Another Nature Enthusiast

JANE’s Images & Thoughts 🌲 Inspired by the Pacific Northwest & places I wander

  • Idaho Ecoregions; Oregon Ecoregions – Snake River Plain

    Idaho Ecoregions; Oregon Ecoregions – Snake River Plain

    SNAKE RIVER PLAIN: Burley, ID to Farewell Bend, OR     Location: Located primarily in southern Idaho and extending a short distance into Oregon near Ontario. The plains and low hills are located in the dry, wide valleys  found between mountain ranges. Many of the valleys along the Snake River in Idaho are in agriculture. In Oregon, valleys are covered by sagebrush-grassland and is used for cattle grazing. Climate: The…

  • Idaho Ecoregions- Northern Basin & Range

    Idaho Ecoregions- Northern Basin & Range

    NORTHERN BASIN & RANGE: Utah Border – Rupert Location: This region is arid, gently sloping, drier and less suitable for agriculture than the Columbia Plateau or the Snake River Plain. The light-colored soils are often high in salt and alkali content. Primary land use is grazing. Climate: The ecoregion is arid, with mid-latitude steppe and mid-latitude desert climates marked by hot summers and cold winters. Vegetation: Non-mountain areas have sagebrush steppe…

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