This section has information intended to inspire the reader to maximize the potential of their landscape, whether travel. Much is yet to be added; keep checking for that.
High Desert / Southwestern Ecoregions
Different places that have a similar climate, soils and native plants are often classified as one "ecoregion" or "biome". Knowing a locations' ecoregion enables having the most successful landscape possible in a given area. It also explains why some landscape choices are doomed.
**Note - only the Chihuahuan Desert link is to a map of my making, and it is preliminary and not detailed out...yet; the rest of the maps are from other sources, for the present time, while my latest research and mapping is in progress. Also note that one ecoregion may contain smaller parts of other ecoregions, but it is difficult to see this at each map's scale.
|Southwestern US||Warmer Ecoregions: coldest month > 32F|
|Colorado Plateau / Navajoan Desert|
|AZ-NM Mountains (Madrean part)|
|Cooler Ecoregions: coldest month < 32F|
|Great Basin / NM-AZ Plateaus, Mesas|
|Central-Northern High Plains|
|AZ-NM Mountains (Rocky Mtn part)|
Indicator Plant Dynamics
Chihuahuan Desert Region
Information by Others
- Unusual Plant Locations - Albuquerque
- Plant Sources / Provenances
- Plant Life Forms: Central NM Valleys
- S NM/West TX
- E NM Highlands
Our Dying Urban Forest (Albuquerque):