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  Encyclopedia: Colorado Eastern Plains
The Eastern Plains of Colorado refers to region of the U.S state of Colorado on the east side of the Rocky Mountains, and east of the population centers of the Front Range.
The Eastern Plains are part of the High Plains, which are the westernmost portion of the Great Plains region.
Colorado Springs is a middle-sized city, located just east of the geographic center of the state of Colorado in the United States.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Colorado-Eastern-Plains   (1603 words)

  
 Colorado - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Colorado is best known as the home of the highest peaks of the Rocky Mountains, which dominate the western half of the state; eastern Colorado is largely high plains.
Colorado is considered a very independent state politically, with 17 of the governors Democrat and 12 of them Republican in the last 100 years.
The 2000 Census reported Colorado's population as 4,301,261 [3], and the state's 2004 population is estimated to be 4,601,403 [4].
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Colorado   (1860 words)

  
 Colorado - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
As of the 2000 census, Colorado's population is 4,301,261.
East of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains are the Colorado Eastern Plains, the section of the Great Plains within Colorado at elevations ranging from 3500 to 7000 ft (1,000 to 2,000 m).
The plains are sparsely settled with most settlements along the South Platte and the Arkansas rivers and the I-70 corridor.
open-encyclopedia.com /Colorado   (1346 words)

  
 Colorado's Climate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
An important feature of the precipitation in the plains is the large proportion of the annual total that falls during the growing season – 70 to 80 percent during the period from April through September.
At the western edge of the plains and near the foothills of the mountains, there are a number of significant changes in climate as compared to the plains proper.
Precipitation, which decreases gradually from the eastern border to a minimum near the mountains, increases rapidly with the increasing elevation of the foothills and increases rapidly with the increasing elevation of the foothills and proximity to higher ranges.
www.gregtruta.com /colorado_climate.htm   (1739 words)

  
 InsideDenver.com - Colorado Millennium 2000
A memorial in Kiowa County on Colorado's eastern plains marks the spot where the bus carrying 20 children slid into a ditch and stalled during a fierce and sudden blizzard nearly 68 years ago.
Eastern Colorado has lost a third of its population since the spring when Rosemary Brown nearly froze to death.
Colorado Millennium 2000 is a yearlong project by the Denver Rocky Mountain News, NEWS4 and the Colorado Historical Society
www.denver-rmn.com /millennium/survivor.shtml   (1032 words)

  
 Larimer_County,_Colorado   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It is located along the Front Range, at the edge of the Colorado Eastern Plains along the border with Wyoming.
An 1886 Colorado Supreme Court decision set the boundary at the Continental Divide, although the land between the Medicine Bow Range and the divide was made part of Jackson County in 1909.
Unlike that of much of Colorado, which was founded on the mining of gold and silver, the settlement of Larimer County was based almost entirely on agriculture, an industry that few that possible in the region during the initial days of the Colorado Gold Rush.
www.apawn.com /search.php?title=Larimer_County,_Colorado   (1341 words)

  
 Blueprints Magazine Summer 1985 page 11
Constituting almost half of the state, the eastern plains are characterized by rolling prairies that flatten into farm land and valleys cut along various rivers and creeks.
Primarily self-sufficient, the plains' communities are dependent on a farming and stock raising economy.
Abandoned sod houses and farm structures are scattered across the countryside, a reminder of the hardships that fated the early settlers.
www.nbm.org /blueprints/80s/summer85/page11/page11.htm   (1428 words)

  
 Wikinfo | Colorado
The name of Colorado came from the Spanish word "colorado" which means "reddish"or "colorful".
The Colorado Gold Rush of 1859 brought large numbers of settlers to the Denver area.
Colorado was organized as a United States territory on February 28, 1861.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Colorado   (1242 words)

  
 Colorado Wildlife Advocacy Issues - Colorado Wildlife Federation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Stephen Smith is a CWF member, Colorado Pheasants Forever State Council legislative affairs committee chair, and (especially) PF habitat coordinator for western Morgan County, Wiggins, Colorado, actively involved in conservation legislative activities on behalf of Pheasants Forever and the Colorado Wildlife Federation.
The program here is focused on Colorado's eastern plains, an area of primarily private lands and home to Colorado's pheasant and quail populations.
The Colorado Division of Wildlife will oversee the efforts of local groups to recruit eastern plains landowners willing to allow pheasant and small game hunters on their property as part of the new Walk-in Access program.
www.coloradowildlife.org /advocacy/article_detail.asp?article_id=200   (663 words)

  
 Doing History/Keeping the Past: The Indians of Colorado
The largest were the Cheyenne and Arapaho on the northern and central plains and the Comanche south of the Arkansas River.
The Ute Indians who inhabited the mountains of central Colorado and the southern and western plateau lands were less dependent on the buffalo.
During the decades after 1860s, most of the Indians were pushed out of Colorado by the arrival of thousands of eastern miners, farmers, ranchers, and town dwellers.
hewit.unco.edu /dohist/teachers/essays/indians.htm   (1024 words)

  
 News - Department of Natural Resources
In a broad effort being hailed as a national blueprint for species conservation, state and federal government agencies, conservation and agricultural groups, and more than a dozen Colorado landowners have joined forces to conserve the mountain plover, a small prairie bird that nests on the state’s Eastern Plains.
Colorado has eight programs in place to help conserve the mountain plover, including the Colorado Species Conservation Program, which gets part of its funding from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) lottery monies.
“Colorado is kind of the center of breeding for plovers in the United States,” Pusateri said.
www.dnr.state.co.us /news/press.asp?pressid=2530   (1286 words)

  
 CWC SPring 2004: Grasslanders That Have Us Worried - Part One   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Biologists estimate that fl-tailed prairie dogs, which historically inhabited approximately 4.6 million acres in eastern Colorado, now occupy between 570,947 and 691,258 acres in the state, a decline of 85 to 88 percent.
The swift fox historically existed throughout Colorado’s Eastern Plains but by the late 1960s was reported as occurring “sparingly.” Biologists believe its current range is approximately 40% of its historic range.
Swift fox population density in certain areas on the Eastern Plains is thought to be high.
wildlife.state.co.us /colo_wild_co/spr2004/GrasslandersPartOne.htm   (787 words)

  
 Environmental Streamlining - Environment and Planning - FHWA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Colorado's Eastern Plains, a portion of the Central Shortgrass Prairie ecoregion, covers approximately one third of the State of Colorado, from approximately I-25 to the Kansas border.
In lieu of project-by-project inventory, analysis, and review, [2] with the assistance of CNHP, the parties have developed an estimate of the collective impacts to the habitats of declining species in the Eastern Plains from proposed transportation projects over the next 20 years.
Representatives from the Colorado Cattleman's Association, the Farm Bureau, the State Department of Agriculture, or similar organizations may be consulted.
environment.fhwa.dot.gov /strmlng/comoa.htm   (3835 words)

  
 Farmscapes of Colorado   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Farmland, old windmills and barns lay scattered all over the great plains of eastern Colorado which make excellent photographic subjects.
Below are a few pictures that capture the basic essence of farmscape photography in eastern Colorado.
Calhan, CO This is how the sky looked after several supercells pushed their way southeast on the great plains in eastern Colorado.
www.weatherimagery.com /farmscape_idx_1.php   (242 words)

  
 Irrigation Along Colorado's Front Range Cooling Mountains And Plains; ExtremesIn Weather, More Severe Storms Could ...
FORT COLLINS, Colo.--Human activities such as agriculture and landscaping along Colorado's northern Front Range are changing temperatures, river runoff and tree-distribution patterns in Rocky Mountain National Park and the surrounding region, according to a Colorado State University study.
Normal rainfall on the eastern plains is less than 20 inches a year, Stohlgren said.
Pielke Sr., Colorado State professor of atmospheric sciences; and Timothy G. Kittel, a research scientist with the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder and with Colorado State's Natural Resources Ecology Laboratory, reported their findings in the June issue of the journal Global Change Biology.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/1998-07/CSU-IACF-210798.php   (951 words)

  
 Colorado Landscapes - Eastern Plains   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Dr. Fritz Knopf lead Dr. Katy Human on an all-day field excursion to the eastern plains of Colorado to discuss the history and ecology of the plains.
Human is a Ted Scripps (of Scripps-Howard) Fellow in Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado and is working on a documentary on Colorado landscapes.
The documentary is expected to be completed in the summer of 2001.
www.mesc.usgs.gov /news/highlights/news_CMS.asp?WebID=001104   (64 words)

  
 Golden Plains Area Extension Web Site -- Horticulture Program -- Drought Stressed Trees
Eastern Colorado windbreaks are showing serious symptoms of drought stress.
Winter watering is required on the eastern plains of Colorado and should be applied to the critical root zone of the tree at least once per month during the winter months depending on the amount of snowfall and the moisture content of that snow.
Colorado State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Kit Carson, Phillips, Washington and Yuma counties cooperating.
www.colostate.edu /Depts/CoopExt/GPA/drought_stressed_trees.html   (342 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Denver, Colorado Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The city is located on the plains just east of the foothills of the Rockies, which form a dramatic skyline to the west.
Also, a row of seats in the upper deck of Coors Field, home of Major League Baseball's Colorado Rockies (NL), is distinctively marked in purple (one of the team's colors) to indicate that the row is one mile above sea level.
Denver was founded as a city in the Kansas Territory in 1858 and incorporated on November 7, 1861, several months after the formation of the Colorado Territory.
www.ipedia.com /denver__colorado.html   (900 words)

  
 News: Man changing the weather   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Evaporative cooling caused by irrigation could mean more extreme weather, both in the mountains and in the populated parts of Colorado's eastern plains, says ecologist Thomas Stohlgren with the U.S. Geological Survey at Colorado State.
Looking at an area of mountains and plains about 125 miles on a side and centered on Fort Collins, Stohlgren and his colleagues found that plowing up and irrigating the arid shortgrass prairie produced local cooling in the summer months they believe could match or exceed predicted global warming.
Remember that this was a dry place, years ago." Normal rainfall on the eastern plains is less than 20 inches a year, Stohlgren said.
ces.iisc.ernet.in /hpg/envis/doc98html/globalman111.html   (748 words)

  
 Eastern Colorado Plains - GORP Regional Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Colorado Rivers Roundup - Colorado's Rivers offer spectacular scenery, deep canyons, undeveloped wilderness areas, plenty of whitewater excitement and even several stretches of tranquil water suitable for family outings.
Colorado Birding: Sage Grouse and Prairie Chicken Leks - Witness what is surely one of nature's oddest procreative efforts.
Colorado Birding: Wild Turkeys and Wintering Rapters - The lowdown on two November natural spectacles, and where to see them.
gorp.away.com /gorp/location/cities/regions/co_plains.htm   (284 words)

  
 Urbanization May Not Be As Bad For Farming As Once Thought, According To New Study | News Center | University of ...
Gutmann co-authored the study, to be published this spring in the journal Great Plains Research, with Colorado State University researcher William J. Parton and William R. Travis from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
The study analyzed employment and agricultural census data for 27 Colorado Plains counties to explore changes in land use and agricultural productivity and employment over the last half century, reaching some surprising conclusions about how those changes are linked to population size, the growth of cities and the use of irrigation.
After large declines in agricultural employment from 1950 to 1970, the study found, farm and ranch employment in the region has generally remained stable, with the smallest declines occurring in urban fringe regions.
www.colorado.edu /news/releases/2003/158.html   (544 words)

  
 Forward   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
I knew that the soils were richer on Colorado's eastern plains than the western desert dirt.
Out-of-state birders were visiting our part of Colorado, because they thought their chances were better for a number of lifer targets, such as Blue Grouse, Chukar, Gray Flycatcher, Gray Vireo, Pinyon Jay, and Sage Sparrow.
This volume will inspire Eastern Colorado and neighboring states to try to match it.
www.audubongv.org /forward.htm   (451 words)

  
 Colorado Last Chance 2005 1200km Randonnee
– The route is an out-and-back from Boulder, Colorado, at the foot of the Colorado Front Range, across the Colorado eastern plains and into the western part of Kansas.
However, it is common to encounter highs in the 90's as you descend into Kansas, and in 2004, temps dipped into the upper 30's the final night in Colorado.
Agriculture, grazing land, and cactus-populated sandhills predominate in eastern Colorado, dryland crops in Kansas.
www.rmccrides.com /lastchance.htm   (1037 words)

  
 CWC Spring 2004: Wildlife Viewing Site - Pawnee Buttes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Much of Colorado’s Eastern Plains is private land, so only a handful of prairie sites are accessible to the public.
A USFS map of the grasslands, available at USFS offices in Colorado, is recommended to help distinguish between public and private lands.
The Colorado Wildlife Viewing Guide is available at many retail outlets or for $12.95 plus $2 shipping and handling from the Colorado Wildlife Heritage Foundation, 6060 Broadway, Denver, CO 80216.
wildlife.state.co.us /Colo_Wild_Co/spr2004/PawneeButtesSite.htm   (406 words)

  
 Trees of Colorado's Front Range   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The base is situated in the center of the state.
Colorado is a dry state, and as such the trees tend toward evergreens.
I've been rather busy with work, and the lack of suitable areas around Denver has hampered my efforts.
www.robsworld.org /coloradotrees.html   (348 words)

  
 MNHM - Forgotten Natives: Snakes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Nice to have around because of their appetite for rodents, Bullsnakes are found in a wide variety of habitats, from prairie to woodlands to forests.
They are Colorado's largest snake, growing to over 8 feet in length.
This one was found in a greenhouse front porch of a farmhouse in Adams County.
town.morrison.co.us /mnhm/Exhibits/NativeSnakes.html   (198 words)

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