Organized by Joe Naumann, UMSL

Organized by Joe Naumann, UMSL
• The Rocky Mountains, often called the
Rockies, are a major mountain range in
western North America. The Rocky Mountains
stretch more than 4,800 kilometres (2,980 mi)
from the northernmost part of British
Columbia, in Canada, to New Mexico, in the
United States.
• The range's highest peak is Mount Elbert in
Colorado at 14,440 feet (4,401 m) above sea
level. Though part of North America's Pacific
Cordillera, the Rockies are distinct from the
Pacific Coast Ranges (as named in Canada) or
Pacific Mountain System (as known in the
United States),.
How do people make a living there?
• Agriculture and forestry are major industries.
Agriculture includes dryland and irrigated
farming and livestock grazing. Livestock are
frequently moved between high-elevation
summer pastures and low-elevation winter
pastures,[1] a practice known as transhumance