Land Cover of the Northern Rockies
The Northern Rockies provide the glacial headwaters for most of the
great rivers of central North America. The Flathead River country marks
the south end of the narrow Rocky Mountain Trench, extending into north
Alaska through uninterrupted continuous mountains on both sides.
Rockies farther south display a very a different pattern of discrete
ridges and outlying forested mountain blocks opening into the grasslands
and farmlands of the Plains. Settlement is very light and markedly concentrated in a handful of small-to-mid-sized metropolitan areas.
The Northern Rockies regional map covers all of Idaho, Montana, and
Wyoming. Neighboring portions of British Columbia, Alberta,
Saskatchewan, the Dakotas, Colorado (a sliver), Utah, Nevada, Oregon and
Washington are also shown.
Dimensions: All map dimensions are approximate.